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  • Adult Drug Court holds commencement ceremony set Nov. 18 in Woodstock Nov 14, 2014 3:40 PM
    The 22nd Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court will hold a commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. This is the fourth graduation ceremony after being convened on Dec. 1, 2011. To date, 19 individuals who have worked extremely hard to change their lives and live in recovery have successfully completed this rigorous program involving comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision and full accountability.

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Learn to navigate Affordable Care Act enrollment Nov 13, 2014 1:41 PM
    The McHenry County Department of Health has scheduled English and Spanish informational presentations at local libraries to discuss insurance enrollment options through the Affordable Care Act. The “Enroll McHenry” open enrollment kickoff will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov, 15, at the Shah Center in McHenry.

     
  • MCC lecture explores Sherman’s historic march to the sea Nov 13, 2014 1:53 PM
    On Tuesday, Nov. 18, McHenry County College will host Barry Bradford, nationally-recognized speaker and award-winning history teacher, who will present the multimedia presentation “Sherman’s March to the Sea: The Rail of Death and Destruction That Saved the Union.”

     
  • The Land Conservancy taking nominations for Living With Trees Award Nov 13, 2014 7:24 PM
    The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is taking nominations for its Living With Trees Award through Dec. 15. The program was started to recognize those individuals, businesses, local governments and others who go above and beyond to ensure that our McHenry County community will have oaks in the future.

     
  • Nonprofit leaders can learn best way to write a grant Nov 13, 2014 12:09 PM
    Speak with the leader of any nonprofit organization and you will find that grant development and writing are an important aspects of their job. Grants are the primary avenue to funding for many nonprofit organizations.

     
  • Woman hit, killed by Metra train in Woodstock Nov 13, 2014 4:48 PM
    A woman was killed after being struck by a Metra train in Woodstock on Thursday morning, officials said.

     
  • 9 years for Crystal Lake lawyer who stole $1.2 million from clients Nov 12, 2014 5:25 PM
    A former Crystal Lake attorney was sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing more $1.2 million from clients, including about $500,000 targeted for a children's hospital. Curt Rehberg, 50, of Cary, pleaded guilty earlier this year. He can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior behind bars.

     
  • Woodstock man dies while house catches fire Nov 12, 2014 5:34 PM
    A Woodstock man authorities believe was working on plumbing at a Crystal Lake home was pulled from the home after a passer-by noticed fire coming from the house, and the coroner said the man died from a heart condition and not as a result of the blaze.

     
  • FaithBridge to hold interfaith Thanksgiving service Nov. 23 Nov 11, 2014 8:56 PM
    Members of various local faith communities will come together at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Blue Lotus Temple, 221 Dean St. in Woodstock, for the eighth annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration. The theme of this year’s event is “Melodies of Gratitude.”

     
  • West Elementary students honor veterans with re-enactment of “The Wall” Nov 11, 2014 8:15 PM
    The packed room was filled with a sea of red, white and blue as kindergarten through fifth-grade students and staff members donned patriotic colors and West Elementary School Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts proudly wore their uniforms. Each year, students play an active role in the special day by singing songs, reading poetry and enacting a touching story about veterans.

     
  • McHenry County College hosts open house Nov. 12 Nov 10, 2014 1:14 PM
    High school students, parents and community members are invited to the 10th annual MCC Night, an open house, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. It is an opportunity to learn more about what McHenry County College has to offer in financial aid support, college classes for high school students, scholarships, accessing disability services and student activities, as well as meet instructors and collect information about the 40-plus college programs and the various degree opportunities. Workshop highlights include choosing a major, the college transfer process and support services at college.

     
  • John Ludy Puleo brings mixture of Frank, Dean, Tony, and Tom Jones to the Listening Room Nov 10, 2014 8:16 PM
    The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy is proud to present singer stylist John Ludy Puleo. With heart-stopping notes, John Ludy Puleo is taking audiences by storm. Regardless of the song he sings, John Ludy Puleo wraps his soul and voice around the lyrics. His love for the standards exudes from his passionate renditions of songs once covered by legends like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett, while infusing his own prowess and style. Enjoy a relaxing and entertaining evening of music and martini’s in the Listening Room.

     
  • Rockin’ around the Christmas tree with NISRA Foundation Nov 7, 2014 11:07 PM
    Send a child with a disability to day camp, a Special Olympics athlete to tournaments, or help purchase a wheelchair-accessible bus to transport a disabled adult to a fitness center program. The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association Foundation’s 19th annual Holiday Fashion Show & Christmas Tree Raffle benefits these purposes and more. This popular event will be held Saturday, Nov. 22.

     
  • ESO to perform “America’s Musical Treasures” Nov. 15-16 Nov 7, 2014 9:17 PM
    Andrew Grams will be returning on Nov. 15-16 to conduct the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s concert, "America's Musical Treasures." Joining Maestro Grams and the ESO onstage will be pianist William Wolfram. This ESO concert will feature music from some of our nation’s favorite composers, including Aaron Copland, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Leonard Bernstein.

     
  • Join bone marrow registry, donate blood at MCC Nov 7, 2014 1:48 PM
    The McHenry County College Student Nursing Organization will host a blood drive and noninvasive bone marrow registration event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. “This is a great time of need for donations,” noted SNO co-president Heather McLaughlin. “Donations are down in general, so the Student Nursing Organization (at MCC) felt this would be a good event to host and help raise awareness in the community. A little time out of your day to register and donate a pint of blood could help save a life.”

     
  • Algonquin Lions help local food pantry Nov 6, 2014 2:54 PM
    Wearing their traditional yellow “We Serve” vests, the Algonquin Lions presented a $4,000 check to the staff at the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry from proceeds raised by the fifth annual Algonquin Lions-Buffalo Wild Wings Charity Bean Bag Tournament.

     
  • Festival of the Voice coming to Raue Center for the Arts Nov 6, 2014 1:27 PM
    Voices in Harmony and the Raue Center for the Arts will host the third Festival of the Voice, a celebration of choral music, on Sunday, Nov. 9. News: With 18 ensembles from schools, churches and community groups, featuring more than 650 performers, the concerts will showcase the great number of choral singers of all ages. Each group will perform a selection of two or three pieces.

     
  • Samaritan Center Awarded Standard of Excellence Nov 6, 2014 7:29 AM
    Samaritan Center Awarded Standard of Excellence

     
  • Learn about “Hobo Quilts and Railroads” Nov. 12 Nov 6, 2014 7:43 PM
    Quilt aficionados and rail fans will have an opportunity to satisfy both passions, during a special “Hobo Quilts and Railroads” presentation at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum in Union. Also, buy a chance to win the botanically themed “Mostly Morris” quilt sewn by the historical society’s Heritage Quilters. This homage to the elebrated British wallpaper designer William Morris features a card trick pattern.

     
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