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McHenry County Fair opens Wednesday
For Susan Simons of Marengo, the McHenry County Fair has been a staple summer event since her daughter started participating in a 4-H club 13 years ago.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Marengo Park District looks for a new leader
MARENGO – A park district trying to regain the public's trust is now looking for a new leader to help move past the financial problems that have defined the Marengo district for decades.
Foreign Trade Zones a rewarding option for some businesses
Forklift maker UniCarriers Americas in Marengo saves more than $1.5 million a year with a foreign trade zone designation.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Marengo churches join to create Faith and Family Day
On Saturday, July 26, the Marengo Clergy Alliance, with the help of community businesses and organizations, will be celebrating the first Marengo Faith and Family Day.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Lake in the Hills standoff ends peacefully
A suicidal man is in custody after barricading himself in a house in the 100 block of Deerpath Road in Lake in the Hills on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Historical schoolhouse, cemetery open to public
MARENGO – Artifacts unearthed at a 1867 limestone one-room schoolhouse as well as a pre-Civil War cemetery will be on display this August.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Judge: Harvard man not guilty in cell phone slip up
WOODSTOCK – In acquitting a Harvard man of obscenity charges, a McHenry County judge determined that the defendant wasn't reckless when he misdialed a phone number, sending a picture of his penis to a 10-year-old girl.
Red Eye Chicago
Three brews to try
If you balk at the idea of low-alcohol beers, stop reading. But if the idea of drinking a few rounds of refreshing, summer brews on a warm patio without falling over appeals to you, it's time to become acquainted with berliner weisse.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
McHenry County Conservation District chipping at large to-do list
WOODSTOCK – The walkways at three campsites, restrooms at a Wonder Lake conservation area and sections of the Prairie Trail are next on a lengthy to-do list to improve accessibility.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
MCRide transit service may soon go farther
The size of the county's MCRide program might grow as the county's transportation division has been discussing expanding the dial-a-ride program with other municipalities.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Committee nixes slew of advisory referendums
WOODSTOCK – Three advisory referendums proposed by a local state lawmaker and a longtime anti-township activist were squashed by a McHenry County Board committee Thursday.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Explorations for bats, crayfish part of MCCD programs
WOODSTOCK – Catching fireflies, telling stories around campfires and hikes are on all the agenda for upcoming McHenry County Conservation Distriction programs.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Hampshire team takes part in 'Stay' Mission trip
Five youth and two adult chaperones, Jeff Van Natta and the Rev. Diana Otterbacher from Hampshire, recently volunteered at the "Stay" Mission Trip, sponsored by Marengo United Methodist Church, that called for help in cleaning up the former McGill factory site in hopes of using it for a day care and multiuse community center.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Marengo woman gives birth on I-90
MARENGO – Trevor and Beth Farina likely had the most eventful 20-minute drive they will ever experience Monday morning.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Our View: Be prepared for tornadoes
On June 22, a severe storm with the ability to form tornadoes tore through the north central part of the county, leaving thousands of residents without power and debris and tree branches strewn about.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Severe thunderstorm warning, flash flood watch in effect for McHenry County
With the McHenry County under a severe thunderstorm warning and flash flood watch, keep checking nwherald.com for updates on weather conditions.
Kid-centric programming explores animals of land, water
WOODSTOCK – Snakes, hawks and the creatures dwelling in ponds and creeks will be discovered in upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programming.
Funnel cloud, heavy rain recorded in overnight storm
Funnel clouds and damaging winds were reported in Crystal Lake as a heavy storm rolled through northern Illinois overnight, officials from the National Weather Service said.
Tornado warning in McHenry County expires, watch on until 4 a.m.
A tornado watch is currently issued in McHenry County by the National Weather Service, after a tornado warning expired around 2:30 a.m. The warning was issued around 1:50 a.m. and the storm was reportedly moving east from the Marengo area.