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Open Mic and Jam Night returns to Haystacks Coffee House at UU Church
The popular Open Mic and Jam Night returns to Haystacks Coffee House at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9. The evening will feature local performers showing their skills as folk, rock and roll, jazz, and classical musicians, as well as performances by comedians and poets.
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14 hrs ago
MCCD budget on the way to final vote
WOODSTOCK – A 2015 budget described by the McHenry County Conservation District as austere and anticipating less tax revenue is on its way to the McHenry County Board after clearing committee.
22 hrs ago
Bunker Hill Drive Awarded Funds for Improvements
The following information comes from a press release from the Office of Gov. Pat Quinn.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Petition asks Island Lake to keep lake open to all
ISLAND LAKE – More than a hundred people have signed a petition asking that Island Lake be kept open to nonresidents for fishing.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Ringwood may get fire station
McHENRY – A 10-acre plot of land in Ringwood may be the site of a future McHenry Township Fire Protection District station.
Millennials jump into careers with company values in mind
MCC student Toni Ehredt of McHenry works the MCC Student Radio broadcast with instructor of speech and journalism Jim Stockwell while talking with MCC student Erin Gard of Lake in the Hills during the first MSR broadcast Wednesday in Crystal Lake.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Tree of Life Church in McHenry Sets Big Rummage Sale
The Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, will have a rummage sale May 1 to 3. Among the items for sale are high quality furniture; china; art and decorative pieces; top caliber and clean clothing for men, women, and children; electronics, books, and like new toys.
Governor announces Lake, McHenry projects:
Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that $6.9 million in state taxpayers' money will be spent on bridge and road projects for Lake and McHenry counties.
Learn how to spot bullies in the workplace at MCC
Roughly one-third of the workforce will experience bullying in the workplace, said panelists of "Rebel Without A Cause: Best Practices for Responding to Workplace Bullying," at a recent section of Labor and Employment Law Conference in Chicago.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Brush pick-up starts Monday in McHenry
A wood chipper will go door-to-door for residential properties as part of the city's spring brush pick-up program.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
District 15 plans summer work at 3 schools
Work will take place at three of the McHenry-based district's eight schools, totaling about $1.3 million, and should wrap up before school starts in the fall, said Mark Bertolozzi, the district's chief financial officer.
Huntley, others receive ITEP grants for bike projects
HUNTLEY – The state will grant Huntley $1.1 million to build a multi-use path that would allow runners and bicyclists to safely navigate Route 47. Transportation projects in Algonquin, Lakemoor and McHenry are also included in the $52.7 million investment Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Saturday.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Metra scandals inspire new severance disclosure law
Sweetheart severance deals between governments and outgoing employees will be secret no more under a bill unanimously passed by House lawmakers.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Used book sale to benefit library programs, projects
McHENRY – Hundreds of hardcover, paperback and audio books will be on sale at the McHenry Public Library's Spring Used Book Sale.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Our View: Shed light on details in contracts
This sentence in Northwest Herald reporter Jeff Engelhardt's story this week regarding McHenry County College and full-time faculty coming to a contract agreement is all too familiar: "Details of the deal will not be made available until both the McHenry County College Faculty Association and the college's board of trustees approve the contract, ... (more)
McHenry to allow LED signs
McHENRY – Businesses will now be able to use LED signs and have extra signs up for their grand openings.
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Lake Zurich lifts ban on video gambling
The Lake Zurich Village Board on Monday voted 4-1 to amend the village's local liquor control ordinance to allow video gaming under the Illinois Video Gaming Act.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
McHenry budget gets committee approval
McHENRY – The McHenry Finance Committee signed off on a proposed $38.6 million budget at its meeting Monday evening.
Theater trip includes brunch with "Sleeping Beauty" cast
McHENRY – Brunch with Princess Aurora and other characters from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" will be followed by the Drury Lane Theater's production as part of an upcoming McHenry Public Library trip.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Our View: Live within your means
What's happening now with the McHenry County Conservation District is exactly what should have happened with many other units of government when the housing bubble burst and home values plunged.