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High school volleyball: Huntley's Josie Schmitendorf fulfills D-I dream, commits to Eastern Kentucky

From the first day she picked up a volleyball, Josie Schmitendorf dreamed of playing at the Division-I level. On Monday, the Huntley junior realized her childhood dream and committed to Eastern Kentucky. Schmitendorf visited the Richmond, Kentucky school for the first time on Monday and announced...

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2nd murder trial underway in 2017 McHenry home invasion

Attorneys will give opening statements Tuesday in the trial of a Wonder Lake man accused forcing his way into a McHenry home, where a 52-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion and burglary. Attorneys on Monday finished selecting a jury to deliberate in 37-year-old Byron T. Howard's...

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Lake in the Hills mother with disabled son asked to leave 'Dumbo' screening

A Lake in the Hills woman said her family was asked to leave a movie theater after moviegoers complained her disabled son was causing a distraction. On Friday night, Jennifer Daly said she took both of her sons to the Lake in the Hills AMC, 311 Randall Road, to see a screening of Disney's "Dumbo"...

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High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central's Camryn Hausler commits to Wright State

Camryn Hausler was offered a spot on Wright State's women's volleyball team unexpectedly when she visited the Dayton, Ohio school for the first time with her mom in early February. When Hausler visited for the second time, this time with her dad, the Crystal Lake Central junior had her mind made up....

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Mystery Diner: Huntley's Tacos Locos worth stopping by to try

I'll admit, I hadn't heard of Huntley's Tacos Locos until I received the TapOnIt deal on my phone recently. But I'm glad I did, because I'm always looking for new places to try. For starters, it's in an easy-to-find location, a strip mall off Route 47 right in front of Walmart. On a recent Wednesday...

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State Sens. Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, and Craig Wilcox, R-McHenry, will be hosting a casual event called “Conversations Untapped” from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at Crystal Lake Brewing, located at 150 N. Main St. in Crystal Lake. “Conversations Untapped” is a series McConchie is...

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Families from five Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 schools are invited to get active and celebrate reading at the first Roll & Read Campus Connection event April 26 at Northwood Middle School. Woodstock Willie, Alondra Flores (Miss Woodstock), Mayor Brian Sager and Woodstock library...

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Glacier Ridge student Sloane Orzehoskie has won Artsonia’s Artist of the Week contest, a voting competition held on Artsonia.com, the largest online student art museum in the world exhibiting more than 65 million pieces of student art.  Orzehoskie recently received more than a thousand online...

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The intersection of Route 47 and Jim Dhamer Drive in Huntley was the spot of three separate crashes that occurred within an hour of each other Monday morning, according to Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk. The first crash occurred at 7:10 a.m. when the driver of a 2013 Toyota southbound on...

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Sheriff's office: Bull Valley crash caused by driver attempting to remove snow from windshield

A single-vehicle crash Sunday morning at South Valley Hill Road left the driver hospitalized with a possible broken ankle, according to McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Sandra Rogers. The crash occurred at 9:47 a.m. when the driver attempted to remove snow from their window and crashed into a tree,...

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Part of Mill Street in Huntley to close Monday, Tuesday

Mill Street, between Church and Dean streets, will be closed Monday and Tuesday so construction crews can remove silos from the former Dean Foods plant, according to a Nixle alert from the Huntley Police Department. The work is only expected to take two days, according to the alert. The road closure...

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The week in photographs from the Northwest Herald, as seen by our photographers.

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'Mayor Pete' joins 2020 Dem race as face of new generation

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country. "I recognize the...

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General Kinematics establishes welding scholarship for McHenry County College students

McHenry County College students who are pursuing a welding technician certificate can apply for a new scholarship established by General Kinematics of Crystal Lake. The General Kinematics Welding Scholarship will award $250 to one student pursuing their welding technician certificate during the...

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Woodstock council to consider sales tax rebate for Kunes Country Auto Group

Woodstock City Council members will meet Tuesday to consider a sales tax incentive deal for Kunes Country Auto Group. Kunes Country bought the Benoy Motors site, 1790 S. Eastwood Drive, last year and is planning a $3.6 million expansion project, according to city documents. Kunes Country owns 16...

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About 8 inches of snow falls in McHenry County

A storm moved through northern Illinois on Sunday resulting in an early spring onslaught of snow and multiple traffic crashes throughout McHenry County. About 8 inches of snow fell Sunday in McHenry County, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said. The service measured 7.5 inches of...

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