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Man charged after boat accident in Fox Lake

A Crystal Lake man was charged with operating a boat under the influence after the vessel he was driving Saturday collided with another boat and … Read more ›

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Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to Benefit Albums of Hope

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit Albums of Hope When: Friday, May 11-2012 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Old Mill Kitchen Design Showroom, … Read more ›

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Pregnancy Pampering

Ladies who love their spa time can still indulge in some of their favorite services while they’re expecting. According to the experts from Mario Tricoci … Read more ›

subdivision in Hoffman Estates backs up to a Com-Ed Substation on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lower electric rates: Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

Jury begins deliberations in third murder trial for man accused in 2001 Burrito Express slaying

For a third time, a jury is deliberating the fate of a former Park City man charged in the 2001 “Burrito Express murder” in far … Read more ›

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Crystal Lake, NIU is coming to you March 5!

Northern Illinois University will host an undergraduate admissions information session at the McHenry County College Conference Center in Crystal Lake, Ill. from 6 to 8 … Read more ›

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Leap into March with a special Leap Year Day Toastmasters Event with the Crystal Clear Toastmasters

Crystal Clear Toastmasters Leap Year Day Open HouseDate: Leap Year Day, Feb. 29Location: Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Highway (Rt 14) in Crystal LakeTime: 730 a.m. … Read more ›

This furry ermine showed off its snow-white winter coat during a hike through the woods in Wisconsin. Photo submitted by Jim Lennon.

‘Ermine’ wins photo contest

Jim Lennon’s photo of a furry ermine peeking out from behind a log won this week’s photo contest. As the winner, Lennon’s photograph will appear in … Read more ›

Salvador Avila sentenced to 12 years for shaking infant daughter to death in 2008

A father was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for shaking his infant daughter so hard in 2008 that she died. His wife … Read more ›

Witness at murder trial says Mario Casciaro told him, ‘Get out of here, I’ll handle this.’

Shane Lamb this morning testified in McHenry County Circuit Court to details of a five-minute physical altercation that prosecutors say set the stage for murder … Read more ›