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  • 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.

     
  • McHenry County Jewish Congregation to celebrate milestonesMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The McHenry County Jewish Congregation will be celebrating Passover and the 100th anniversary of its building and 35th of its congregation in the coming weeks.

     
  • Bring the kids out to fish in McHenry CountyMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The McHenry County Conservation District will host a Family Fishing Fun Fair Saturday, April 5. Choose from one of three sessions at different locations offered throughout the county, in Cary, Harvard and Woodstock.

     
  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

     
  • Learn about “Those Magnificent ‘Whizbang’ Traveling Salesmen of Illinois” with the McHenry County Historical Society’s Sampler Series on Monday, March 31.

    History of traveling salesmen on display at McHenry museumMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ron Solberg presents "Those Magnificent 'Whizbang' Traveling Salesmen of Illinois" at 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum in Union. In 2002, Chicago's Newberry Library contacted Solberg to write lesson plans on a Chicago turn-of-the-century labor movement. The fledgling author, not all that surprisingly, gravitated toward something in his comfort zone: Retailing and traveling sales. After all, Chicago has been an important center for merchandising and retail activity.

     
  • Courtesy of Fine Line Creative Arts Center Artist Dan Caldwell, right, with his son Ryan, puts finishing touches on Fine Line’s new sign.

    Metalsmith forges new sign for Fine Line Creative Arts CenterMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new handcrafted sign graces the entrance of Fine Line Creative Arts Center on Bolcum Road in St. Charles. A blacksmith and metalsmith, teacher and artist, Dan Caldwell of St. Charles designed, crafted and installed not just a new sign but a work of art at the front of the new entrance.

     
  • Alyce Van Acker

    Sharing Color: Forty Years of Painting Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Honoring the painter for her talents as well as recognizing her years as a devoted art teacher all comes into play for Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker’s upcoming solo show in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

     
  • Courtesy of Dave Nelson The Assemblymen Gospel Quartet will perform at a free picnic offered by Victory Rock Fellowship.

    Victory Rock Fellowship to host free community picnic, concertMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Victory Rock Fellowship will be hosting a free picnic and concert starting at 4 p.m. April 27. This picnic will be immediately followed up by a concert featuring the Assemblymen Gospel Quartet.

     
  • Unitarian Universalists reaffirm support for marriage equality in McHenry CountyMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation supports immediate issuance of marriage licenses to same gender couples in McHenry County and is planning wedding services for all.

     
  • Come to the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park for First Friday on April 4.

    April’s First Friday at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Are you looking for a unique, local event to enjoy with family and friends? Have you ever been downtown to the Art Institute of Chicago or to a gallery opening? No need to travel far from home for a cultural evening. 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 on Friday, April 4 from 5 to 8 p.m.

     
  • Police say 19-year-old robbed woman at Algonquin CommonsMar 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Woodstock man charged with armed robbery after he took her purse Saturday afternoon at Algonquin Commons on Randall Road.

     
  • Lung health for the lay person at MCC talkMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lung cancer in McHenry County remains the No. 1 cause of death. Centegra Health System will host a lung health symposium from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at McHenry County Community College. Those who want to learn more about lung health and lung cancer are invited to attend the symposium.

     
  • The Listening Room is an intimate concert venue and also a place for aspiring artists to record their songs locally.

    Lakeside Legacy Foundation artist releases debut albumMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lakeside Legacy Foundation is proud to be the home of the Listening Room, which is the host to countless concerts every month. Longtime resident art partner and musician Lori Gray Muligano of Music 4 Living has released her debut album titled “No More Waiting For Me.”

     
  • Learn about lung health, cancer at MCC April 2Mar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Centegra Health System will host a lung health symposium from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at McHenry County Community College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Those who want to learn more about lung health and lung cancer are invited to attend the symposium. Lung cancer in McHenry County remains the No. 1 cause of death.

     
  • Sign up for Volunteer Recognition workshopMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Volunteer Center McHenry County will host a Volunteer Recognition workshop from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Volunteer Center, 4508 Prime Parkway, McHenry, in the United Way building

     
  • How video games might actually help kids lose weightMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kids these days are often living a more sedentary lifestyle which has contributed to increasing obesity.

     
  • Musician Peter Calo was joined in the Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake by fellow musicians Cassandra Vohs-Demann, Roger Reupert, and Meg Thomas on March 7.

    Peter Calo performs to packed house in the Listening RoomMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Peter Calo performed in the Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park March 7 to a packed house in Crystal Lake. Calo is most known for his work with Carly Simon, Willie Nelson, and other famous musicians.

     
  • Charles Oliver

    Woodstock Craigslist rapist admits 2nd assault, faces 120 years in prison Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 45-year-old Woodstock man who was convicted last month of sexually assaulting a woman he met on Craigslist in November 2012 for paid sex, pleaded guilty Monday to raping a Huntley woman in January 2013 who he also met on online. Charles Oliver faces anywhere from 20 to 120 years in prison when sentenced May 8. As part of the plea, prosecutors dismissed charges he attacked six other women.

     
  • Deadline approaches for Health Insurance MarketplaceMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    McHenry County Department of Health reminds residents that open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends on Monday, March 31. You can schedule an appointment to meet with a local Navigator.

     
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