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4 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Reed sentenced to 25 years on sex charges

WOODSTOCK – Thomas Reed, a man convicted of raping his former girlfriend's young daughter, admitted to a sex evaluator that he still fantasized about the girl and other criminal sex acts that mirror his conviction, prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Algonquin, IL, McHenry, IL

10 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Shane Lamb rejects state offer; trial set

WOODSTOCK – Shane Lamb rejected a state's offer on charges that be broke into a McHenry home and stole weapons.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, McHenry, IL, Johnsburg, IL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Northwest Herald

Multiple car crashes slow Route 176 traffic in Prairie Grove

PRAIRIE GROVE – The rush-hour commute along Route 176 in Prairie Grove has been slowed because of multiple car crashes.

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Related Topix: Prairie Grove, IL

Northwest Herald

State wants to release mentally ill woman who killed mom

WOODSTOCK – It's been 13 years since Alice Bair was civilly committed but criminally acquitted for killing her mother, and prosecutors are fighting the state's attempts to release her.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, Elgin, IL

Northwest Herald

McHenry County unemployment rate hits 5.7 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 5.7 percent in July, a record low since the Great Recession, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL, Algonquin, IL, McHenry, IL, Lake in the Hills, IL

Daily Herald

U-46 parent summit offers tools to better engage in child's education

Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a Parent Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Larkin High School to educate parents of elementary school students about how to engage and participate in their child's education.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Crystal Lake, IL

Northwest Herald

Flood advisory in effect for McHenry County

A flood advisory is in effect for six north central and northeast Illinois counties, one of which is McHenry County.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Illinois, Weather, Winnebago, IL

Northwest Herald

Patriot Run success

It was with extreme pleasure that the McHenry County Patriot Run committee put on the inaugural event to raise much needed funds for our county's veterans.

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Northwest Herald

Cary applies for federal road dollars

CARY – Village Board members approved applying for federal transportation dollars through the McHenry County Council of Mayors for three potential road projects.

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Related Topix: Cary, IL, Algonquin, IL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Northwest Herald

Decades later, victims fight serial killer Smith's parole

CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victim's families, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Cook County, IL, McHenry, IL

Northwest Herald

McCullom Lake man sentenced to 15 years for impregnating child

WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old girl, an act the judge called “repulsive and disgusting and unforgivable."

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Related Topix: McCullom Lake, IL, Woodstock, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Northwest Herald

Our view: Taxpayers must keep up pressure

Of Illinois' nearly 7,000 units of government, McHenry County has 30 municipalities, 19 school districts, 17 townships, 17 fire protection districts, 13 library districts, four park districts, two sanitary districts and two cemetery districts.

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Related Topix: Marengo, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Northwest Herald

Opposition to McHenry County RV restrictions come out in force

WOODSTOCK – Proposed restrictions to the outdoor storage of boats and other recreational vehicles on residential lots has owners up in arms.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Wonder Lake, IL, McHenry, IL

Northwest Herald

Power plant opposition surfaces in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – With village business suspended in Oakwood Hills, residents turned up in Crystal Lake to voice their opposition to a proposed power plant and urged Crystal Lake City Council members to do the same.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL, Oakwood Hills, IL, Prairie Grove, IL, Cary, IL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Northwest Herald

Cost of public education on the rise in McHenry County

Students wait outside Westfield Community School in Algonquin on Aug. 13 before the doors opened on the first day of school.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Algonquin, IL, Education Etc.

Lake Forester

Health summit details programs, services for Lake County veterans and their families

Health officials are reporting progress in developing a list of services and programs available to veterans and their families in Lake County.

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Related Topix: Lake County, IL, North Chicago, IL, Life, Veteran Affairs, Lake Forest, IL

Daily Herald

Learn about the native landscape settlers found in McHenry County

Learn about "Natural Heritage: Discovering the Native Landscape" with the McHenry County Historical Society's "Summer Sunday Series" on Aug. 24. The McHenry County Historical Society offers its "Summer Sunday Series: Natural Heritage: Discovering the Native Landscape" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the museum, 6422 Main St., Union.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Westmont, IL, Lisle, IL, Dupage County, IL

WAND-TV Decatur

McHenry man pleads innocent in woman's slaying

A 63-year-old McHenry man has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder in the slaying of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in his home.

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Related Topix: McHenry, IL, Crystal Lake, IL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Northwest Herald

Democratic congressional candidate speaking in Harvard

HARVARD – Democratic congressional candidate Dennis Anderson is stopping by Harvard on Tuesday evening to hear what is on local voters' minds.

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Related Topix: Harvard, IL, Gurnee, IL, Algonquin, IL

Northwest Herald

Quinn signs bill allowing some governments to consolidate

A bill that gives some of the state's most esoteric and obscure units of local government the power to eliminate themselves is now law.

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Related Topix: Marengo, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

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