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This week's 5 Things to Do in McHenry County include Marengo Settlers Day, Woodstock Rail Fest, Vintage Shop Hop across the region, a “Hocus Pocus” screening outside in Lake in the Hills and an indigenous storytelling event in Crystal Lake.
The current president of the Illinois Jaycees, a Crystal Lake native, hopes to restart the Crystal Lake chapter by the end of this year.
After a successful call to recruit new volunteers to the cause, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will continue collecting polystyrene to be recycled at three county-wide locations.
McHenry County College Workforce Development and the Manufacturing Pathways Consortium have teamed up to recognize National Manufacturing Month this October with job fairs, plant tours and career expos.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will open Wednesday at the former H.H. Gregg in Crystal Lake, the chain announced.
Bethany Lutheran Church of Crystal Lake will feature Chicago jazz artist Christy Bennett for a performance of her Forgotten Songwriters program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at its 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave. location.
The family of a man who was paralyzed when a car ran into his Crystal Lake house in July is holding a fundraiser at Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove.
With more than a month of the new school year in the books and schools looking more normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, some school districts around McHenry County continue to struggle with staffing.
After months of weighing possible approaches for a new clubhouse at RedTail Golf Club, the village of Lakewood is one step closer to asking for proposals.
It's been almost 20 years since Lou Ness was fired from Turning Point over concerns of mismanaging funds. Now, she's running for the McHenry County Board.
While the top Republican in the Illinois Senate, six-year incumbent state Sen. Dan McConchie, hopes to repeal the SAFE-T Act, the Democrat hoping to unseat him this fall supports the law, which implemented a slew of changes around criminal justice, including the elimination of ca
A Chicago region restaurant delivery service still plans to set up a one-night pop-up deli in Crystal Lake but has nixed plans to do so at an under-construction marijuana dispensary.
Questions remain over whether the elimination of cash bail in the SAFE-T Act will make McHenry County more or less safe, but the new law does not mean jail gates will swing open and alleged murderers and rapists will walk out as opponents of the law insist, legal experts say.
The exterior of the 1876 octagonal horse barn near Spring Grove is not all that impressive. But step inside and look up, and the ceiling appears almost cathedral-like.
A McHenry County grand jury indicted these people on the following charges the week of Sept. 12, 2022.