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Illinois State Police officer charged with DUI in Crystal Lake is on 'restricted duty'

An Illinois State Police officer accused of driving under the influence through Crystal Lake in an unmarked police vehicle has been placed on restricted duty, officials confirmed Tuesday. Matthew Konie was charged in McHenry County with driving under the influence of alcohol following his Feb. 1...

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Huntley D-158 school board to consider $480k, 3-year contract for assistant superintendent of learning and innovation

A contract that would give Erika Schlichter, Huntley District 158 assistant superintendent of learning and innovation, $480,000 over the next three years will be up for board approval on Thursday. Schlichter has a base salary of $141,886, according to the district's 2018-19 staff salary and benefits...

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High school baseball insider: Hampshire's Matt Jachec is Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week Matt Jachec, Hampshire, sr., P-3B Jachec fired a one-hitter, striking out 10, as the Whip-Purs defeated Jacobs, 4-0, on Thursday. He threw 83 pitches for the complete game. On Saturday, he homered and scored twice as the Whips beat Jacobs, 9-3. Jachec, who will pitch at NCAA...

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Wife of slain McHenry home invasion victim testifies at alleged burglar's trial

A 37-year-old man charged in a fatal home invasion said he was never at the McHenry house where prosecutors said he and another man pushed their way inside and shot the homeowner before taking off with thousands of dollars of stolen cash. Byron Howard appeared in court Tuesday in a blue button down...

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Woman found dead in Woodstock apartment

Woodstock police are investigating after a woman's body was found Tuesday afternoon in an apartment at the Silver Creek Apartment complex, Deputy Chief Ray Lanz said. Police and paramedics were called to the scene about 1:30 p.m. for a report of a person found dead, Lanz said. He would not comment...

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Johnsburg man arrested following attempted robbery in Lincolnshire

A Johnsburg man could face up to 15 years in prison for his role in an attempted robbery that was orchestrated through an online sales app, according to a news release from the Lincolnshire Police Department. At about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a reported fight involving several...

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A driver and minor passenger were sent to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash in Lakemoor Sunday, police said. The crash occurred about 5:11 p.m. Sunday at Routes 12 and 120. The driver of the first truck was westbound on Route 120 and went through a red light, Lakemoor Police Chief David...

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Jennifer and Bill Linquist of Siren Records celebrate the fifth anniversary of their business, Siren Records.  Pictured from the city of McHenry is Doug Martin and from the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce is Kay Bates and Frank Hosticka. Also celebrating were many friends, family and chamber...

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Food nutrition students at Harvard High School participated in the Cooks for Camo challenge this past week. Working in teams, students received a M​eal, Ready-to-Eat from Illinois National Guard ​Sgt. Kirsten Kessling and were required to create a quality meal using only the MRE and ingredients...

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A 72-year-old Marengo man is serving time in a federal prison for falsifying bankruptcy documents on behalf of his Union-based concrete wall paneling business. Peter Konopka was sentenced to six months federal prison after pleading guilty to falsifying bankruptcy and tax documents, according to a...

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McHenry County Board expected to vote Tuesday on proposed Valley Hi rebate

A resolution authorizing a $15 million rebate of Valley Hi Nursing Home surplus funds will be up for a vote at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting. About 88,000 properties could qualify for the rebate, board Chairman Jack Franks said. Eligible homeowners who paid $500 in property taxes to the...

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Construction season kicks off across McHenry County

Even in mid-April, Illinois can’t escape a heavy snowfall. However, Jeremy Stull, construction engineer for the McHenry County Division of Transportation, said this untimely weather should not have any impact on road projects in the county. Stull said it was fortunate that the snowfall was...

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High school sports roundup for Monday, April 15

Crystal Lake Central boys tennis defeated Marian Central, 4-1, on Monday in Crystal Lake. With the victory, the Tigers improved to 6-1 overall. Central’s John Wallace defeated Marian Central’s Michael Dowling in the No. 1 singles match.  Central’s Aditya Khandeshi defeated Justas Venys at No....

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High school track and field: As county meet approaches, Huntley hoping relays keep Red Raiders on top

Huntley has produced a string of Class 3A sprint successes at the IHSA Boys Track and Field State Meet that is unprecedented in the Fox Valley Conference. There were stars, such as individual state medalists Connor Boos, Dubem Anikamadu and Eric Mooney. And there was depth, as 10 other Red Raiders...

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