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District 300: Cheerleaders' skirts are too short for schoolHow short is too short for skirts high school students wear? It’s a question some Community Unit District 300 parents are debating on Facebook after controversy erupted over the district banning the uniforms in school on game day.Last Updated Sep 5, 2015 7:23 AM
Experts: Need for attention drives most false police reportsUpdated Sep 4, 2015 10:45 AM
Experts say a need for attention drives people to fabricate crimes or falsely insert themselves into police investigations. A woman is charged with making up a story that sidetracked the investigation into the death of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz Wednesday.
Crystal Lake man turns himself in, charged with aggravated assaultUpdated Sep 2, 2015 4:27 PM
After eluding a police search on Tuesday, a Crystal Lake man turned himself in on Wednesday and was charged with aggravated assault, police said.
McHenry County genealogy society to meet in Crystal LakeUpdated Sep 1, 2015 8:52 PM
The McHenry County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at The Pointe, 5650 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake.
70 years later, POW camp horrors are still freshUpdated Sep 1, 2015 9:54 AM
As a prisoner of war, Tony Gargano learned that World War II had ended when he woke up in his prison camp to discover the Japanese guards were gone. He'll mark Wednesday's 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan with a trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Dense fog advisory in place until 9 a.m.Updated Aug 31, 2015 6:42 AM
A dense fog advisory is in place for the Chicago area until 9 a.m.
Dawn Patrol: Why do people make false reports? Bears backups shineUpdated Sep 4, 2015 5:35 AM
Why would people file a false report to police as a Vernon Hills woman is accused of doing? Funeral services set for St. Charles 7th-grader who collapsed and died. How does Great America in Gurnee pick its new rides. 11 charged in Arlington Heights prostitution stings. Bears backup players rally for jobs.
Dawn Patrol: New, late-night manhunt in Volo, Lakemoor; Fox Lake cop rememberedUpdated Sep 3, 2015 1:26 PM
Police launch late-night search in Volo, Lakemoor after suspicious-person call; Fox Lake officer remembered in vigil; Fox Lake schools reopen today; Wheaton lawyer accused of swindling clients; District 300, teachers reach tentative deal; Bears players on the bubble vie for spots tonight.
Dawn Patrol: Police seek 3 men after Fox Lake cop killed; area schools closedUpdated Sep 2, 2015 5:38 AM
Police hunting for 3 suspects after Fox Lake cop shot dead. Fox Lake-area districts cancel classes today as hunt continues. Police: Location of man reported armed in Crystal Lake is unknown. Work underway on Prospect High School’s $13 million pool project. Palatine man accused of impersonating CIA officer. 4 things to know about anti-heroin vote this week. Chicago Cubs win but need more ‘quality’ from starters.
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- Children make pine cone bird feeders at the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) class, hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. During the first part of the class, the children used binoculars to look for birds and count how many they saw. Their results were tallied and added to a global database as part of the international bird count. Tom Benjamin
- Forest preserve employees hauled used Christmas trees to the Baker's Lake heron rookery using all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Volunteers from Citizens for Conservation and Friends of Deer Grove East were waiting on the island to trim the trees and stand them upright or lay them flat, providing nesting structures for herons, egrets and cormorants. Approximately 80 ? 100 Christmas trees are recycled in this way every year to freshen the rookery. Steve Halm
- Children look for birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is an annual event at which bird watchers of all ages count birds to get a real-time snapshot of where birds are all over the world. The local event was hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. Tom Benjamin
- Citizens for Conservation (CFC) volunteers started off the new year last Saturday by clearing brush from an oak woods owned by CFC. Dedicated volunteers have worked there for 5 years to clear invasive plants from the 6-acre parcel and have made good progress. Restoration has already begun on the site. Donna Bolzman
- 28 Mixed Media pieces by Peggy Gannon will be displayed at the Starline Gallery in Harvard April 25 from 6-9 p.m. Peggy Gannon
- South Barrington Garden Club Donates $1,200 to Home of the Sparrow Left to Right: Sophia DeVries,Fund Development Mgr of Home of the Sparrow; Nancy Ebner, President of South Barrington Garden Club and garden club members Judy Decker and Susan Slapke Beverly Rupany
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