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Our View: We will miss local watchdog
Thumbs down: To the death of local lawyer and activist Jane Collins. Our condolences to her family, but a community also loses something valuable when they lose a person such as Collins.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
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Illinois wants to commit repeat sex offender
A psychologist has told a McHenry County judge that a repeat sex offender poses a considerable risk of re-offending if released.
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General Kinematics adds to feeder line
General Kinematics, Crystal Lake, Ill., has introduced the Para-Mount IVTM to its line of vibratory feeders.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Everyday Heroes honored at breakfast
CRYSTAL LAKE – If you tell substance abuse counselor Rick Atwater he's a hero, he'll probably disagree with you.
Night life events: Karaoke for all at Duke's
Hit up Duke's for free karaoke beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, March 7. Friday drink specials include $5 well vodka and Red Bull cocktails and $3 Evan Williams/Old Crow Whiskey.
Lucas Urbanski wins McHenry County Spelling Bee for fourth time
Lucas Urbanski and his twin sister, Clare Urbanski, talk to each other after taking photos Wednesday at the McHenry County Spelling Bee at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
EGGcellent Easter Fun with the Crystal Lake Park District
On Saturday, Saturday, April 12 from 9-11 AM, the Easter Bunny will travel to Park Place for Breakfast with the Bunny.
Spring Mother-Daughter Tea at the Colonel Palmer House
Although snow may still be flying, spring has sprung at the Colonel Palmer House in Crystal Lake.
Crystal Lake to install illuminated street signs
CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake will begin a six-year plan to install illuminated street signs throughout the Route 14 corridor and Main Street and Congress Parkway intersection.
Formal dress donations still needed for Sunday benefit
CRYSTAL LAKE – The seventh annual My Sister's Dress Project is now collecting new and almost-new formal gowns and accessories for the sale benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County.
Oliver: County spelling bee buzzes with excitement
Here's to the people who love to break words down to their roots, who care whether a noun or a verb has its origin in a Romance or a Germanic or a Slavic language.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Crystal Lake church to recognize organist for decades of service
Barbara Thorsen has been the organist for First Congregational Church for the last 60 years, first starting in 1953.
Representative Mike Tryon Files Bill to Standardize Rules for Illinois Farmers Markets
State Representative Mike Tryon has filed legislation to standardize rules and regulations for people who want to sell fresh fruits and vegetables at Farmers Markets across the state.
Paczki Day brings big business to Crystal Lake bakery
David McGrath of Crystal Lake works to keep up with the demand for Paczki in the kitchen of Country Doughnuts Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
It's Paczki Time: Where to Find the Fat Tuesday Treat
Written by Shannon Antinori For many area residents, Fat Tuesday - which falls on March 4 this year - is not complete without the delectable Polish delicacy known as paczki.
Learn about sustainable building materials
The public is invited to Green Drinks McHenry County from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N Main St. in Crystal Lake.
Class focuses on discovering property's past
RINGWOOD – Clues to discovering a property's past lies in public land survey notes, early plat books and maps, sequential aerial photography and other records.
New Black Box Theatre set to open at MCC
CRYSTAL LAKE – Shows in high school auditoriums and practices in trailers will be a thing of the past for students in the McHenry County College theatre program.
Matthew Avery 1949 Ford F1 gets it right this time
Creating a custom vehicle is not for the faint of heart. We're often our harshest critic, making it quite difficult - if not impossible - to craft a masterpiece that turns out just right on the very first try.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
State Sen. Pamela Althoff proposes bill to solidify city zoning authority over school districts
CRYSTAL LAKE – State Sen. Pamela Althoff has introduced legislation to prevent disputes over zoning authority between school districts and municipalities in hopes of avoiding situations similar to the court battle between District 155 and Crystal Lake.