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  • Acting mayor named in Oakwood Hills amid resignations over power plant Sep 12, 2014 1:11 PM
    Trustee Paul Smith has taken the helm as acting village president in Oakwood Hills, a tiny suburb rocked by controversy over a proposed power plant. “Please be patient with us during this transitional time, we will keep the residents up to date as best as we can,” Smith wrote on the village's website. Village President Melanie Funk, the village attorney and a trustee all resigned late Wednesday night.

     
  • Oakwood Hills to reopen village hall after threats led to closing Aug 27, 2014 12:43 PM
    Oakwood Hills will reopen its village hall Sept. 2 nearly a month after threats forced officials to close the building, an official said Wednesday. The small McHenry County town of roughly 2,000 people, north of Cary and east of Crystal Lake, erupted with controversy over a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant. At the urging of the Illinois Attorney General, the facility at 3020 North Park Drive will reopen to the public with new security measures, Village President Melanie Funk said.

     
  • No injuries in Cary basement fire Feb 5, 2014 10:05 PM
    No injuries were reported after a basement fire Wednesday night in Cary, authorities said. Cary firefighters responded to the home on the 300 block of East Sherwood Drive just after 6 p.m., and the fire was extinguished 15 minutes after firefighters arrived, according to the Cary Fire Protection District.

     
  • U-46 superintendent to receive humanitarian award Feb 4, 2014 11:49 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent José Torres to receive humanitarian award, and other education beat news.

     
  • MCC celebrates Black History with food, music, art, lectures Feb 3, 2014 4:07 PM
    McHenry County College is celebrating Black History Month with food, music, art, lectures and a Golden Globes award-winning movie showing. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Overcoming: The Journey Continues.”

     
  • MCC to host Bioneers Speaker Series Jan 30, 2014 10:42 AM
    How do we build a more sustainable world? Find out by attending the free Great Lakes Bioneers Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 4-18.

     
  • MCC restaurant opens for the spring semester Jan 27, 2014 1:53 PM
    Page 2 Foodies take note: Fine dining is back at McHenry County College. Slàinte (pronounced “slawn-cha”), the college’s student-managed restaurant, will reopen for the spring semester at MCC on Monday, Feb. 10. Restaurant hours will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through April 22.

     
  • McHenry County College will host free tax assistance Jan 23, 2014 7:42 PM
    McHenry County College will host free tax assistance for those who qualify now through April 12, excluding March 22 and 29. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Room A102 at the college, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake.

     
  • Free solar energy info session in Grayslake Jan 20, 2014 4:22 PM
    A free solar energy information session is being held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Byron Colby Barn at Prairie Crossing, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake.

     
  • Son arrested in Algonquin Township couple's 2006 slayings Jan 17, 2014 12:42 PM
    More than seven years after he told authorities he found his parents murdered in their Cary-area home, a former Algonquin man is behind bars in a Nevada jail facing charges he killed the couple. Michael Romano, 54, was arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas after a McHenry County grand jury indicted him on four counts of first-degree murder stemming from the slayings of Nick and Gloria Romano.

     
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around the Fox Valley aim to inspire Jan 14, 2014 3:28 PM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

     
  • New digital media courses offered at McHenry County College Jan 9, 2014 2:12 PM
    Learn how to digitally design creatures and characters for animation or learn how to create illustrations for the web and print with two new digital media classes — “Character Development” and “Digital Illustration” — offered by McHenry County College beginning in the spring 2014 semester.

     
  • People in Need Forum at MCC to marshall social services Jan 9, 2014 1:20 PM
    McHenry County College, in cooperation with several area organizations, will host the 11th annual People in Need Forum from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. It is open to the public and will showcase resources available throughout the county to help anyone in need of social services.

     
  • Cary Park District abates portion of tax levy Jan 6, 2014 12:52 PM
    The Cary Park District is abating a portion of the tax levy for 2014.

     
  • MCC offers seminars for small business owners Jan 2, 2014 10:30 AM
    Small business owners can ring in the year in a new way with three new marketing seminars offered by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College. The seminars take place from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 8.

     
  • Cary Park District offers dance classes for all ages Dec 27, 2013 1:48 PM
    Whether your heart beats to the moves of tap, jazz or ballet, the Cary Park District has a dance program for you. Classes for all ages begin the week of Jan. 5. All dancers will perform in the spring recital held May 4.

     
  • Open mic nights at MCC: Dec 17, 2013 5:21 PM
    Test your musical talent at McHenry County College’s Music Open Mic Night Wednesday (and every third Wednesday of the month) in the MCC cafeteria, Building B.

     
  • Two U-46 high schools ranked among best for 2013 Dec 16, 2013 1:38 PM
    Two Elgin Area School District U-46 high schools made the list of best schools for 2013 of two national magazines. U.S. News and World Report named Elgin High School among the Best High Schools for 2013. Meanwhile, Newsweek named Bartlett High School to its list of America’s Best High Schools for 2013.

     
  • MCC offers workforce training in auditing Nov 25, 2013 9:16 PM
    In response to the needs of area businesses, MCC is offering Internal Auditing training, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 5 and 12.

     
  • Auditions for ‘Cabaret’ start Dec. 2 at MCC Nov 25, 2013 9:16 PM
    The Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College will hold auditions for Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret” from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and Tuesday, Dec. 3, with callbacks from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

     
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