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Volunteers needed for MCCD’s Pioneer Fen Restoration Days

JOHNSBURG – The McHenry County Conservation District is inviting the public to participate in its Restoration Workdays on Saturday and Tuesday at Pioneer Fen.

Crystal Lake's sister-city partnership with Holzgerlingen, Germany, reaches 20-year mark

Crystal Lake’s sister city of Holzgerlingen, Germany, is an older sister – much older.

IDOT, business owners discuss proposed Route 47 project in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Department of Transportation held a meeting Friday at the Woodstock Public Library to go over a proposed project for Route 47 between Charles Road and Route 14.

Fox Lake woman involved in 2014 police shooting sentenced to one year in prison

WOODSTOCK – A Fox Lake woman was sentenced to one year in prison for her involvement in a 2014 police shooting.

26-year-old McHenry man in critical condition after Hoffman Estates shooting

HOFFMAN ESTATES – Hoffman Estates Police are investigating a shooting that left a 26-year-old McHenry man in critical condition, a police official said.