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  • Join Green Drinks Feb. 4 in Crystal Lake Jan 29, 2015 8:38 PM
    In McHenry County, the first Wednesday of each month is Green Wednesday! The public is invited to McHenry County Green Drinks on Feb. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen in Crystal Lake. Michelle Dare and Linda Haman will be presenting a quiz show, titled “Eco Stars,” complete with prizes, discussing general recycling facts and hopefully dispelling a myth or two.

     
  • Pedestrian hit by car in Crystal Lake Jan 29, 2015 8:17 PM
    A 39-year-old woman had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter after being hit by a car Thursday in Crystal Lake, officials said. Crews were called to the intersection of Gates Street and Second Street around 1:30 p.m. for the car-vs.-pedestrian crash, according to a news release.

     
  • Ponzi scheme nets N. Barrington man 25-year prison sentence Jan 29, 2015 4:28 PM
    A 55-year-old North Barrington man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to operating a Ponzi scheme that bilked 455 investors out of $105 million. Federal prosecutors said Daniel Spitzer targeted the elderly in his investment scheme. Spitzer's former underling, Alfred Gerebizza, 59, of Crystal Lake, was convicted of fraud after a trial this past summer.

     
  • AOII alums to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Crystal Lake Feb. 11 Jan 28, 2015 6:42 PM
    With the theme of “Focus on Love,” local AOII alums will celebrate Valentine’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Crystal Lake. President Pat Juza will lead an interactive program centered on the ritual of Alpha Omicron Pi.

     
  • Enjoy a candlelight night hike in Coral Woods Jan 28, 2015 2:03 PM
    Discover the beauty of a crisp, winter evening through woodland trails lit only by candlelight. McHenry County Conservation District will host Candlelight Night Hikes, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, at Coral Woods Conservation Area, 7400 Somerset, Marengo.

     
  • St. Mary’s Knights treats altar servers to special breakfast Jan 28, 2015 2:00 PM
    On Dec. 27, the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council treated more than 25 altar servers to breakfast at the Parish Ministry Center. The Rev. Max Striedl, pastor of St. Mary’s, visited with all the altar servers and thanked each of them for their service to the parish.

     
  • The film is the focus at Woodstock Groundhog Days festival Jan 27, 2015 2:45 PM
    Although not all of the activities associated with Woodstock Groundhog Days are linked to the movie “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray, the film is the focus of the city’s festival, which starts Thursday, Jan. 29 and runs through Monday, Feb. 2. “The movie was the catalyst. There was no Woodstock Groundhog Days before the movie came out in 1992,” said Rick Bellairs, member of the Woodstock Groundhog Days Committee.

     
  • Girl Scouts open winter camp in Harvard to families Jan 27, 2015 5:15 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is offering “Frosty Frolic” to all local families who want to experience winter camping together. Families, couples, and small groups are invited to bundle up and explore Mary Ann Beebe Center in Harvard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Activities will include sledding, cross country skiing, and snowman building. Cost is $10 per youth or $5 per adult. Registration is open and ends Monday, Feb. 9.

     
  • Illinois State student hit by vehicle dies; Lombard man charged Jan 28, 2015 12:26 AM
    An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake died Tuesday after he was struck by a vehicle in Normal, Illinois, last week, The Associated Press reports. McLean County Coroner Kathleen Davis said Benjamin Allison, 20, died at the hospital.

     
  • 2015 Sedgebrook Fitness Goals Jumpstarted During Holidays Jan 28, 2015 11:05 AM
    Residents of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire are entering a new year with fitness goals that were sown over the holidays.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • ISU student from Crystal Lake taken off life support Jan 27, 2015 6:51 AM
    An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake who had been critically injured in a hit-and-run Saturday was taken off life support Monday, ABC 7 Chicago reported. An ISU student from Lombard has been charged in the crash

     
  • Game plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t drink and drive Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    The Super Bowl is American’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. “This Super Bowl consider enjoying the game, friends and food without drinking alcohol,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Many times one alcoholic drink can lead to many, ultimately intoxicating the person before he or she even knows it.”

     
  • Choosing the best preschool for your child Jan 26, 2015 4:18 PM
    Winter for parents with young children can be the best and worst of times: Christmas celebrations, playing in the snow, feeling cooped up by arctic temperatures and little daylight. Add to that the decisions to be made about the child’s preschool for the upcoming year. Winter is the season for preschool open houses and info fairs, allowing parents to compare their educational choices. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool of East Dundee has some pointers for parents who are looking into preschools.

     
  • Lakes Community High School Bully Assembly Jan 26, 2015 3:49 PM
    Something BIG that is about to happen at Lakes Community High School on February 4 at 10 AM…the BIGGEST. ASSEMBLY. EVER.

     
  • Hospital saving more stroke patients than before Jan 26, 2015 8:46 AM
    A procedure called intra-arterial therapy is proving effective at saving the most severe stroke patients, doctrors at Alexian Brothers Medical Center are discovering.

     
  • Free prostate cancer screenings offered in February Jan 25, 2015 2:18 PM
    The McHenry County Department of Health will offer prostate cancer screenings at no cost in February. The Prostate Specific Antigen blood test is being offered to men 50 years of age and older. No fasting is required.

     
  • McHenry police association honors 10 officers at banquet Jan 25, 2015 2:16 PM
    The McHenry County Chiefs of Police Association honored 10 officers at their Officer of the Year banquet held on Jan. 17 as nominees for the 2014 Officer of the Year. Officers Gilbert Hueramo, Victoria Gwizdak, Lisa Knebl and Deputy Eric Luna were all named the 2014 Officers of the Year.

     
  • Learn how to prevent a heart attack at February programs Jan 23, 2015 4:04 PM
    Cardiologists on staff at Advocate Sherman Hospital will discuss how to prevent a heart attack during two programs in February during American Heart Month. Dr. Vineet Dandekar will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5, and Dr. Harshal Sheth will host a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

     
  • Editorial: Community’s warmth, resolve helps find missing man Jan 23, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial congratulates all who had a hand in finding a Cary man who'd been missing for a week, most notably the woman who met the man for the first time when she found him.

     
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