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13 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Daily Herald

Murder suspect arrested in Lake in the Hills

A federal parolee suspected in a stabbing death earlier this month in west-central Illinois has been arrested in Lake in the Hills.

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

Northwest Herald

Audit reveals lax bookkeeping, oversight of senior grant funds

An audit of how the Nunda Township Road District spent grant money for its senior bus program revealed sloppy bookkeeping and lax oversight but no outright misappropriation of funds.

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Northwest Herald

Algonquin man arrested on heroin-related charges

ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin man was recently arrested after two grams of heroin were recovered from the vehicle he was driving, McHenry County Sheriff's police said.

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Related Topix: Algonquin, IL

Northwest Herald

Reick to start tour of 63rd District in Harvard

Reick is holding the first stop of what he calls his "I'll Shut Up and Listen" tour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St. The locations of the other dates leading up to the Nov. 4 election have yet to be announced.

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Related Topix: Harvard, IL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Northwest Herald

Need for skilled workers still prevalent

Adam Hoambrecker, 29, of West Dundee, makes a shim die that will be used inside of the Algonquin business Kenmode Tool and Engineering.

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Related Topix: West Dundee, IL, Dundee, IL, Algonquin, IL, St. Charles, IL

Daily Herald

Discover the conservation district programs

Learn about the habits and behaviors of white-tailed deer and how this relates to the sport of archery from McHenry County Conservation District educators and instructors from T.A.Z. Archery in Woodstock.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, Ringwood, IL, Home Gardening, Home

Chicago Tribune

Union man killed in head-on crash in McHenry County

A 24-year-old man was killed this morning after his car was involved in a head-on crash with a school bus in McHenry County, officials said.

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Related Topix: Union, IL

Northwest Herald

Man wanted on murder charge apprehended in Lake in the Hills

A Chicago man wanted on murder charges in Knox County has been apprehended by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Lake in the Hills, IL, Knox County, IL, Galesburg, IL

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Northwest Herald

Workforce development week to offer job-seeking insight

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Workforce Investment Board is hoping to highlight the importance of workforce development next week, and will offer several opportunities to job-seeking residents in the process.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Harvard, IL, Huntley, IL, Elgin, IL

Northwest Herald

Our view: Keep killer behind bars

Mark A. Smith is a brutal serial killer. He remains a menace to society. He must spend his remaining days in prison.

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Related Topix: McHenry, IL, Des Plaines, IL

Northwest Herald

Workshop to focus on habitat restoration

RINGWOOD – The tips and tricks of restoring native habitats will be the focus of an upcoming People and Nature Program.

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Related Topix: Ringwood, IL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Northwest Herald

As most localities' DUI arrests drop, Bull Valley's soar

Geography, diverted resources, and low call volume have allowed the village's police department to write more DUIs last year than any other McHenry County department.

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Related Topix: Bull Valley, IL, McHenry, IL, Crystal Lake, IL

Northwest Herald

Johnsburg man seeks backing for pizza place

Josh Downey, maker of Chicago Johnny's giardiniera, poses for a portrait at his home in 2013.

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Related Topix: Johnsburg, IL, McHenry, IL, Life, Food, Pizza

Daily Herald

Weekend picks: Keb' Mo', G-Love play the Arcada

Blues for you: Celebrated blues musician Keb' Mo' shares a concert bill with G-Love and Special Sauce on Saturday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Blues, Keb' Mo', St. Charles, IL, Ingleside, IL, Northwestern University

Northwest Herald

Our View: More access for third-party candidates

Thumbs down: To news that Green Party candidates for statewide office won't be included on the November ballot in Illinois, but particularly to the archaic rules that make it extremely difficult for independent or minority party candidates to appear on any ballots.

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Related Topix: Holiday Hills, IL

Northwest Herald

Golf outing raises money for Stickney House restoration

BULL VALLEY – A helicopter circled three times about 100 feet above the Boone Creek Golf Course before hovering to let its passenger release a bundle of numbered golf balls.

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Related Topix: Bull Valley, IL, Lakewood, IL

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