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McHenry Resident Wins Gilman Study Abroad Award

McHenry resident Monica Fetherston is one of five University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduates who have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships for study abroad … Read more ›

Allison Hull of Crystal Lake volunteers for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign Tuesday at the Jewel on Route 14. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Red Kettle Campaign hope to meet holiday goals this season

Officials from the Salvation Army of McHenry County are optimistic they can reach the goal of raising $150,000 in donations through their annual Red Kettle … Read more ›

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A MESSAGE TO TEACHERS: the TRUTH about your PENSIONS

Illinois is Broke – $140 BILLION in debt – and if you’re a teacher it’s bad news for you. It’s basic math. There is not … Read more ›

Deborah Smith and sons Logan, 9, and Patrick, 11, of Hanover Park, celebrate the opening of the Northern Illinois Food Bank's Community Nutrition and Food Distribution Center in Geneva. The family found itself in need of food from an area pantry when Smith and her husband lost their jobs. (Melissa Jenco/Tribune)

Food bank to help the hungry with new facility

Deborah Smith never thought she would struggle to put food on the table for her two sons. But when the Hanover Park woman and her … Read more ›

Voting Ends Sunday for TribLocal Hero – Winner’s Charity Receives $500

TribLocal is searching for the local volunteer who is making a difference in their community. Cast your vote for one of the six outstanding finalists. … Read more ›