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  • Artist Johanna Gullick paints a watercolor during the April 4 Art in Action First Friday Show at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Gullick is a longtime resident partner artists with studio space at Lakeside. Gullick is a professional artist and educator who offers a variety of art classes out of her studio.

    Our Gratitude: Volunteer Appreciation Week Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    There is much anticipation for springtime, especially on the 12-acres of Lakeside Legacy Arts Park and grounds of the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake! Spring is a time for growth and reflection for the foundation, as well as time for preparation for the 35th annual Lakeside Fest over the 4th of July Weekend, concerts in ‘the Listening Room’, First Friday art shows, and Hip Hop Explosion programs. The Foundation’s many successes are only made possible with the help from amazing community volunteers and donors!

     
  • Officials: Fire started on grill, spread to second homeApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    A fire that possibly started in a grill Wednesday afternoon turned into an extra alarm blaze that damaged two homes along the Fox River in an unincorporated area near Crystal Lake, fire officials said.

     
  • Grayslake Heritage Center Executive Director Dave Oberg exhorts the crowd at the June 2013 home game at Siems Park in Union.

    Players needed for McHenry County’s 1860s base ball teamApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The McHenry County Historical Society needs ballplayers for its circa 1860 team, the McHenry County Independants.

     
  • Dine at MCC’s student-run restaurantApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    For fine dining and innovative culinary delights, residents need only drive a short distance to McHenry County College's student-managed restaurant, Slàinte.

     
  • Avni Patel, 4-H member of Busy Beavers in Lake County. Cindy Sarkady

    Local 4-H members part of legislative team in SpringfieldApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Avni Patel promoted the value of the 4-H program as part of Illinois’ delegation to the Illinois Capitol as part of Illinois 4-H’s Legislative Connection. Avni from Lake County was one of the 29 4-H members statewide who met with state legislators March 25 and 26 to show the impact of University of Illinois Extension 4-H on the lives of Illinois families.

     
  • Paul Neff

    After Antioch woman’s murder, House OKs GPS monitoring of suspectsApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Illinois House approved legislation Tuesday to let judges authorize tracking someone with a GPS device as part of an order of protection, a proposal that comes in response to an Antioch’s woman’s killing last year. State Rep. Barbara Wheeler, a Crystal Lake Republican, won approval after working with Jamie Kephart, daughter of Diane Kephart, 57, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend Paul Neff.

     
  • New women’s therapy group offered by Centegra HealthApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Centegra Health System will offer a new therapy group called "Women's Way" that will focus specifically on women's issues related to self-esteem, developing a healthy relationship with themselves and others, cultivating a healthy lifestyle and more.

     
  • Join important discussion about bullying in HuntleyApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Attention parents, school administration and staff: are you concerned about bullying? Though once considered a normal part of growing up, reports in the news have shown that bullying can have serious consequences. In the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey, 50 percent of McHenry County eighth-graders surveyed said another student at school bullied them by calling them names in the past 12 months. Twenty-four percent of McHenry County 10th-graders said they were cyberbullied through the Internet or through text messages.

     
  • Andy Starck

    Palatine's Starck takes Berkshire Hathaway nameApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine-based Prudential Starck Realtors, with its Prudential First Realty and Prudential Harding & Starck brokerages in McHenry and Crystal Lake, will become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate beginning Tuesday, said President Andy Starck.

     
  • Adam Loch, 14, of Cary is one of 100 semifinalists invited to the 2014 Illinois State Geographic Bee

    Cary Student named Illinois State Geographic Bee SemifinalistApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Adam Loch, an eigth-grade student at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School in Cary, was named a semifinalist in the Illinois State Geographic Bee held April 4 at the College of DuPage.

     
  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

     
  • Downtown retailer celebrates first anniversary with expanded products and services. Courtesy of Little Details

    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First AnniversaryApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First Anniversary

     
  • ‘Public Health: Start Here’ theme in McHenry County for national awareness weekApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    McHenry County Department of Health will join communities around the country in celebrating April 7-13 as National Public Health Week to draw attention to the need to help protect and improve the nation’s health. Since 1995, communities from across the country have celebrated NPHW each April to draw attention to the need to help protect and improve the nation’s health.

     
  • Bicyclist hit by car in Crystal LakeApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    A bicyclist struck by a car Wednesday evening in Crystal Lake was flown to a nearby hospital from the scene. The crash happened at about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Ackman Road and Westport Ridge on the city’s southwest side.

     
  • McHenry County seeks input on new development regulationsApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    McHenry County is seeking residents' input on its proposed Unified Development Ordinance that primarily consolidates and streamlines existing regulations on zoning, subdivision and signage in unincorporated areas. For property owners and developers who want to know what they can do or not do with their land, “all those regulations will now be in one place,” said Dennis Sandquist, McHenry County director of planning and development.

     
  • Mary Miller

    MCC announces Distinguished Alumni Award winners for 2014Apr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    McHenry County College and the Friends of MCC Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. The alumni class will be honored at a reception and award ceremony, sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, April 17 at McHenry County College.

     
  • 2-year-old needs your helpApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    A McHenry County letter to the editor: The Children’s Organ Transplant Association has been doing just that since 1986. Right here in McHenry County a group of caring and committed volunteers are working hard to give hope to the Gillespie family.

     
  • Don Collins, as Don Lockwood, Tori Marie Cahn as Kathy Selden and Mike Danovich as Cosmo Brown stepping out of the rain for a candid in Music on Stage’s performance of Singin’ in the Rain Rick Johnson

    Music on Stage presents Singin’ in the RainApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Music on Stage presents Singin' in the Rain

     
  • See art and music in action at Friday show Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake hosts a monthly art show called First Friday that is the perfect, local event. The public is welcome at the upcoming showcase from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4. Admission is free.

     
  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

     
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