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  • Kids can explore ‘Micro World” at nature program Aug 4, 2014 3:13 PM
    As part of the Chicago Wilderness' "No Child Left Inside" initiative, the Village of Algonquin presents the Noonie Nature Time programs with nature expert Barb Wilson. The program will be "The Micro World" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

     
  • Recycle your household electronics in Woodstock Aug 2, 2014 10:47 AM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will again conduct a recycling drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Farm Bureau building, 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock. The Defenders work to collect and recycle materials not collected in curbside recycling and which would be harmful to the environment if put in a landfill. It costs them to recycle these unusual items and, therefore, donations of any size would be appreciated from all who bring materials to the drive.

     
  • McHenry County Fair a family tradition for Woodstock sheep breeder Aug 1, 2014 4:52 PM
    Donna Douglas of Woodstock has been showing sheep at the McHenry County Fair for 22 years. She grew up on a farm just six miles from the fairgrounds and started her show career with dairy cows, later raising sheep.

     
  • Moms, daughters compete in McHenry fair look-alike contest Jul 31, 2014 9:36 PM
    Never was a mother’s love for her daughter more evident than Thursday night at the McHenry County Fair when 20 mom/daughter teams crowded the Hansen Pavilion stage for the Look-Alike contest. The top three duos won cash prizes.

     
  • McHenry County Fair crowns a new queen Jul 30, 2014 10:21 PM
    The 66th McHenry County Fair kicked off its five-day run Wednesday with Stephanie Vargas of Algonquin being crowned the fair's queen. Vargas, 18, who was one of 11 contestants, earned a $2,000 scholarship and will have other duties throughout the year. “Pageants help bring out the confidence in young women,” she said onstage during the question portion of the pageant. “They bring out the brains, and I think that's amazing.”

     
  • Darien Chicago Pet Show - September 6 & 7 Jul 30, 2014 4:57 PM
    Chicago Pet Show coming to Darien Sportsplex, September 6 & 7. Food mfg, pet services and lots of rescues! See fun acts on the main stage such as Magic Acts by Paul Lee, Jim Nesci & his alligator Bubba and Author of the Wolfkeeper Toriano Sanzone. 50% of gate goes back to pariticpating non-profits.

     
  • North Shore Rhythmics has two national champions, Coach of the Year Jul 31, 2014 1:00 PM
    North Shore Rhythmics gymnasts Laura Zeng of Libertyville and Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park became the 2014 junior and senior national champions in mid-July at the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

     
  • Glenn Simpson– Artist of the Month for Art Wall in August at Patty Turner Center Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Program Coordinator Jill Becker announces that Glenn Simpson, of Libertyville, is the August “Artist of the Month” for the Art Wall at the Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield.

     
  • McHenry County Fair opens Wednesday Jul 29, 2014 8:52 AM
    For Susan Simons of Marengo, the McHenry County Fair has been a staple summer event since her daughter started participating in a 4-H club 13 years ago. Since then, Simons' involvement in the fair has grown. Simons said she is amazed at how much work is put into the fair each year. “When you come to the fair, you don't realize what all goes on behind the scenes,” she said.

     
  • Canceled: Iraqi youth orchestra with EYSO Jul 29, 2014 1:00 AM
    The internationally acclaimed National Youth Orchestra of Iraq caps three weeks of intensive study in the U.S. with two collaborative concerts with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in August.

     
  • McHenry County College offers summer classes in art, cooking and more Jul 25, 2014 12:38 PM
    McHenry County College is offering a variety of summer classes for those interested in art, cooking or traveling. To register, call the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588. For more information, call Tracy Berry at (815) 455-8758 or Claudia Terrones at (815) 455-8782.

     
  • Get your cholesterol checked at screenings in Crystal Lake Jul 25, 2014 12:29 PM
    McHenry County Department of Health will offer a cholesterol screening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Sage YMCA, 701 Manor Road, Crystal Lake. Appointments are required; call (815) 334-4851. The cost is $35. The screening requires a 12-hour fast and includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, blood pressure, heart age assessment and cardiovascular education.

     
  • Monarch Landing Resident Wins First Place in 5K Run Jul 24, 2014 3:57 PM
    Kitty Ganzel is a resident of Monarch Landing, a retirement community which promotes opportunities for seniors to live active and vibrant lifestyles.

     
  • Create a recycled bag for Defenders’ contest Jul 21, 2014 8:55 AM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will again sponsor an arts and crafts contest utilizing recycled materials. Artwork must be submitted by Thursday, July 24, to the office in Woodstock.

     
  • 2015 Banner Art Theme Announced - Applications Now Available Jul 21, 2014 4:53 PM
    A Picture of Health

     
  • Police Officers Serving “Free” Lunch to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois on 7/25 Jul 21, 2014 4:49 PM
    Join local police officers next Friday, July 25, at 14 Texas Roadhouse locations statewide for a “free” lunch benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.

     
  • Arlington Hts. Sons of the American Legion man is State Commander Jul 21, 2014 2:28 PM
    John Jarosz Jr., a retired Arlington Hts Firefighter, was elected State Commander of the Detachment of Illinois, Sons of The American Legion.

     
  • Former Woodstock streets employee gets diversion program for rock salt theft Jul 20, 2014 3:34 PM
    A former Woodstock streets employee enters a pretrial diversion program for a rock salt theft; an Elgin wrongful cremation lawsuit drags on; applications are being accepted for the Aurora Police Department's fall Citizen Police Academy, now in its 20th year.

     
  • Local veterans heal with skydiving, land at Cantigny Jul 20, 2014 7:40 AM
    It’s not just another jump when Mike Elliott does a tandem skydive with a veteran or a person who has lost a loved one in combat. “It’s transformational,” he said. “It’s all about freedom and changing lives.” Elliott did a tandem jump with Korean War veteran John Crowden of Woodstock landing at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

     
  • Nominees Sought for 2014 Nurse of the Year Award Jul 18, 2014 7:27 AM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation has recognized hematology/oncology nurses with its annual award since 1996.

     
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