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John Winkelman

Huntley fire captain remembered as ‘great guy to be around’

John Winkelman, was a lifelong firefighter who spent the majority of his career in the far northwest suburbs, but what he may be remembered for … Read more ›

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Funeral Arrangements Bob Schrempf

He was born December 16, 1944, in Chicago to Adam and Ruth(MacKenzie) Schrempf. On June 26, 1971 he married Corinne Peters. He worked for 33 … Read more ›

U.S. Marine Cpt. Nathan McHone

Funeral arrangements set for fallen Marine

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Crystal Lake Marine who died last week in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Nathan McHone was one of … Read more ›

Crystal Lake soldier loses battle with cancer

Army Spc. Michael Vukovich lost his battle with cancer Friday. The 22-year-old newlywed joined the Army in April 2009, and recently returned home from a … Read more ›

Wancket Studios is looking for judges to vote on entries in its 25th Anniversary Portrait Competition. The studio is giving away 25 portraits and portrait sessions valued at $720 each.
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Wancket Studios looking for Online judges for Dream Portrait competition

Do you know someone who has entered the competition for one of 25 photo sessions from world-renowned photographer Audrey Wancket of Spring Grove based Wancket … Read more ›

Chelsea Lloyd died suddenly Tuesday at the age of 29. (Provided by School District U-46)

Teacher, coach’s early death leaves students ‘devastated’

Those that knew Chelsea Lloyd say she’ll leave a void in the lives of her students, colleagues and family. Lloyd, a physical education teacher at … Read more ›

William "Bill" Fetzner (Photo provided by the Fetzner family)

‘He made you feel like you could do anything’

William “Bill” Fetzner spent his entire life being there for others. He would read books to his son’s two children, babysit his daughter’s triplets, and, … Read more ›

Amy Martich (Submitted photo)

Father remembers daughter who died in triathlon as ‘strong’ and ‘gregarious’

A photo snapped of Amy Martich just before she entered the waters of the Hudson River to take part in the Nautica New York City … Read more ›