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4 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Assessment appeal deadline ticking for Hebron, Hartland townships

Property owners in two rural McHenry County townships have about one week left to appeal their assessments for next year's taxes.

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Related Topix: Hebron, IL, McHenry, IL

15 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Algonquin Bypass slated to open Thursday

The long-awaited Algonquin Bypass project that has been in the works for three years now will open Thursday, Sept.

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

22 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Our View: MCC holds line on taxes

Thumbs up: To the McHenry County College Board of Trustees for freezing the district's tax levy for a second straight year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Northwest Herald

Johnsburg roundabout to open, ending detour

JOHNSBURG – The Johnsburg Road roundabout, the first in McHenry County, is expected to open about 4 p.m. Friday, the village's construction engineer said.

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Related Topix: Johnsburg, IL

Northwest Herald

Victim of fatal DUI: 'I hope he finds peace'

That man – Walter J. Depner – killed Burleson's family in a drunken driving crash 15 years before, as they were returning home from Great America.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

Chicago Tribune

Sex abuse suspect jailed for texting family of alleged victim

A McHenry County judge today ordered a Woodstock man jailed because the suspect in a sexual abuse case sent a text message to the father of a boy he is accused of abusing.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Northwest Herald

Bond increased for counselor accused of sex crimes

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge had harsh words for the Woodstock man accused of sex crimes with a young boy, after the defendant contacted the boy's father.

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

Daily Herald

Learn how to protect the environment at Green Drinks event

Attend the Green Drinks McHenry County anniversary program to learn about local efforts to restore the landscape, bring back endangered species and improve the quality of life, such as Algonquin's Gaslight Park Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary, which won a conservation award in 2012 from Chicago Wilderness and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Algonquin, IL, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Crystal Lake, IL

Northwest Herald

More communities ask for expanded bus service

RINGWOOD – The village of Ringwood is the latest in a series of communities and townships to volunteer for an expanded bus service.

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Related Topix: Ringwood, IL, Harvard, IL, Johnsburg, IL, Algonquin, IL, Crystal Lake, IL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Northwest Herald

McHenry County College approves 2014-15 budget

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees approved a $62.2 million education and operations budget Thursday that assumes a freeze in the property tax levy for a second consecutive year.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

Daily Herald

Volunteer to become a literacy tutor

Free information sessions on becoming a literacy tutor are being offered for reading, math and English from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

Chicago Tribune

Ex-Big Brothers volunteer seeks to overturn sex abuse conviction

The judge who heard the child sexual abuse case against a McHenry County Big Brothers volunteer should not have allowed testimony alleging the man committed inappropriate acts decades ago, his attorney argued Thursday in appellate court.

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Related Topix: Bull Valley, IL, Travel

Patch.com

Roadside Safety Checks Held in Crystal Lake, McHenry County in Coming Days

The Crystal Lake Police Department and the Illinois State Police, District 2, will conduct a joint Roadside Safety Check in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, during the weekend of August 29th.

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Patch.com

McHenry County Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

A Buffalo Grove middle school teacher is facing federal child pornography charges for allegedly receiving child pornography and persuading a minor to produce pornographic images of himself, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Buffalo Grove, IL, Lakemoor, IL, Education Etc.

Northwest Herald

Parolee arrested in Crystal Lake with crack cocaine

CRYSTAL LAKE – A parolee was arrested Tuesday in Crystal Lake after being found in possession of 58 grams of crack cocaine, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Crystal Lake, IL

Northwest Herald

Lake in the Hills planning road work next month

The work, which will include street resurfacing and some curb repair, will begin in September and be completed in October.

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Related Topix: Lake in the Hills, IL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Northwest Herald

Church joins effort to distribute presents to needy children

JOHNSBURG – Susan Schmidt loves telling volunteers that the cardboard box they're filling is more than just a shoebox.

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Related Topix: Johnsburg, IL, Gurnee, IL

Northwest Herald

Conservation course to cover weed management

RINGWOOD – The weeds that take over gardens and push out native species will be hacked at in an upcoming McHenry County Conservation District program.

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Related Topix: Ringwood, IL

Chicago Tribune

Oakwood Hills hall reopens amid power plant fight

Closed signs went up at Village Hall in Oakwood Hills after officials said they received threats over a controversial power plant proposal in the village.

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Related Topix: Oakwood Hills, IL, Barrington Hills, IL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Crystal Lake bleachers flap still unresolved

When homeowners learned last summer that Crystal Lake South High School was installing a large new set of bleachers near their properties, two families filed a lawsuit but resigned themselves to the fact that the matter likely wouldn't be resolved before football season.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

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