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5 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

9 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL

13 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Northwest Herald

More McHenry County and state residents learning beekeeping

The Woodstock-based, veteran beekeeper preferred the more intimate feel of meetings held in the middle of last decade, when 15-or-so people would sit around a table and talk strategy.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Woodstock, IL, Illinois, Agriculture, Life, Food, Honey

Daily Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Lake in the Hills, IL, Algonquin, IL, Marengo, IL

Northwest Herald

Alleged cocaine dealers nabbed in Harvard, Walworth

WOODSTOCK – Two alleged cocaine dealers were nabbed in a multi-jurisdiction drug bust that crossed the Wisconsin border and netted a few hundred grams of cocaine.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Harvard, IL, Woodstock, IL

Patch.com

McHenry Co. Tavern Makes List of Best Illinois Bars Not in Chicago

Do you think your town has the absolute best bar in Illinois? Thrillist.com put together a list of the top 12 best bars in the state that are not in Chicago - and there is one McHenry County watering hole that made it.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Woodstock, IL

Northwest Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Marengo, IL, Jo Daviess County, IL

Northwest Herald

Historical society offers one-room schoolhouse experience

UNION – Classic songs, geography and spelling lessons and passages from turn-of-the-century books will make up a one-room schoolhouse experience.

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Related Topix: Union, IL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Northwest Herald

New law empowers McHenry County Board to remove appointees

A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw appointed members out of its numerous boards and commissions.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Woodstock, IL, Lake in the Hills, IL

Northwest Herald

MCC to offer Harvard-based degree tract

HARVARD – Post-secondary education will get a lot closer this fall for the county community farthest from McHenry County College.

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Related Topix: Harvard, IL, Crystal Lake, IL

Northwest Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Marengo, IL

Northwest Herald

Upcoming programs explore insects, birds

Poetry, art and games are all ways kids and families will explore nature at upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Arts, Poetry, Family, Kids, Harvard, IL, Crystal Lake, IL

Northwest Herald

None injured after Crystal Lake structure fire

Responders from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department arrived on scene around 1 a.m. Tuesday to find smoke and flames coming from the roof of a single-family raised ranch home, 4908 Saggers Lane, Crystal Lake, according to a press release from the department.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Northwest Herald

Lake in the Hills man charged with growing marijuana

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Lake in the Hills man was charged Monday with growing roughly $1,700 worth of marijuana in his apartment.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lake in the Hills, IL

Northwest Herald

County seeking nominees for commissions

Terms are expiring for the county land hearing officer and six seats on the Senior Services Grant Commission, and a vacancy has opened on the Ethics Commission.

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Patch.com

Debit Card Left in ATM Leads to Fraudulent Use

The following information is from the Northbrook Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt.

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Related Topix: Island Lake, IL

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