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MCC approves preliminary budget with frozen tax levy

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees has approved a preliminary budget that assumes a freeze in the property tax levy for a second consecutive year.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Northwest Herald

Associate program's potential benefits, value can rival or exceed that of a bachelor's

John Kemic of McHenry spends his days detailing cars at Crystal Lake Chrysler Jeep Dodge, and his evenings working toward an associate degree.

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Daily Herald

Lake in the Hills man gets second chance after drug arrest

A Lake in the Hills man charged with dealing drugs out of his home after tips from vigilant neighbors is getting a second chance.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lake in the Hills, IL, Medicine, Valium, Valrelease, Diazepam (generic)

Northwest Herald

Lengthy review may push back UDO vote

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board's vote to ratify the Unified Development Ordinance likely will be pushed back two weeks because of its ongoing review.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Crystal Lake, IL

Northwest Herald

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.

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Northwest Herald

Our view: Take politics out of redistricting process

In this space over the past several years, we've been adamant supporters of taking the redistricting process out of the hands of career politicians.

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Northwest Herald

Night Owl ride will give bike riders midnight view of CL

CRYSTAL LAKE – Residents looking to take in a different view of the city will have an opportunity to see Crystal Lake landmarks under the moonlight if they are willing to take a midnight bicycle ride.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Northwest Herald

Some McHenry County governments feeling road salt pinch

Maintenance Superintendent Edward Markison stands in the salt dome Thursday at the McHenry County Division of Transportation in Woodstock.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, McHenry, IL, Crystal Lake, IL

Daily Herald

Lake in the Hills man in jail after standoff Updated Jul 26, 2014...

A suicidal Lake in the Hills man who barricaded himself in his house is being held in McHenry County Jail, authorities said.

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Northwest Herald

Harvard library hosting Lincoln exhibit

Karen Sutera, director of the Harvard Diggins Library, helps set up an exhibit focused on President Abraham Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil Way at the Harvard library Wednesday, July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Harvard, IL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Northwest Herald

Public meeting planned for Algonquin Fox River corridor plan

Algonquin, along with Carpentersville, the Kane County Forest Preserve and McHenry County Conservation District, is working on a Fox River Corridor Plan to find ways to increase access to the river, improve water quality, and enhance the two downtown areas.

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Related Topix: Algonquin, IL, Carpentersville, IL, Kane County, IL

Chicago Tribune

Man gets 38 years for near-fatal, double knife attack

After apologizing Friday for brutally attacking the mother of his young daughter and the woman's then-boyfriend last year while they slept, nearly killing both of them, Jimmy Bell was sentenced to 38 years in prison.

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Northwest Herald

McHenry County Grand Jury indictments for July 25, 2014

The following people were indicted by a McHenry County Grand Jury, according to the McHenry County State's Attorney's office.

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

Daily Herald

McHenry County College offers summer classes in art, cooking and more

To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 455-8588. For more information, call Tracy Berry at 455-8758 or Claudia Terrones at 455-8782.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Dining, Crystal Lake, IL, Chicago, IL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Northwest Herald

Stuff the Bus to help students in need Sunday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Area residents can help McHenry County school children in need Sunday at the Crystal Lake Wal-Mart during the Salvation's Army Stuff the Bus event.

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Northwest Herald

Judges tosses 1 of 2 battery cases against former D200 teacher

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge on Thursday tossed one of the cases against a former Olson Elementary School teacher accused of inappropriately touching students' rear ends.

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Daily Herald

Round Lake Beach, Spring Grove men face child pornography charges

Two suburban men have been snared in a statewide initiative seeking those who download and trade child pornography online, authorities said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Round Lake Beach, IL, Spring Grove, IL

Northwest Herald

McHenry man charged with murder

A McHenry man who was previously charged with concealing a homicide , was charged Wednesday with murder of the woman found in his home, the McHenry County Sheriff's police said.

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Northwest Herald

Lake in the Hills man charged after standoff with police

Sarah Nader- snader@shawmedia.com Benedicto Rodriguez of Lake in the Hills is handcuffed and brought into custody after a SWAT team was called to assist Lake in the Hills police with a person who barricaded themselves inside a residence near the 100 block of Deer Path Road Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Lake in the Hills, IL, Spring Grove, IL

Northwest Herald

Population loss benefits

Good for letter writer Stan Perrin for pointing out that a stable or even declining population in McHenry County has benefits and “is a cause for celebration.” In addition to saving us the cost of such things as unneeded roads and new school buildings, we will enjoy farmland preservation, groundwater protection and maintenance of open ... (more)

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