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Boys & Girls Club youth crochet hats for infants at hospital

A group of fourth- and fifth-grade students from the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township crocheted hats for newborns at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital and recently stopped by the hospital to present their donations. “These wonderful hats and blankets certainly brightened our day and...

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Historical society to present talk on Marshall Field & Co.

Two fires and three sales – first to B.A.T. Industries in 1982, then to Dayton Hudson Corp. in 1990 and finally to Federated Department Stores in 2005 – have done little to diminish Marshall Field & Company’s cachet. Those interested can find out more about the company at 3 p.m. Thursday. The...

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Crystal Lake businesses to collect purses for Turning Point

Two local businesses are collecting new or gently used purses to donate to women at Turning Point. Edward Jones and 416 Pilates, located in Suites 101 and 107, respectively, at 650 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, are accepting purses through April 30. The purses will then be packed with...

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Summer internships available with state Rep. Dan Ugaste in St. Charles

State Rep. Dan Ugaste, R-Geneva, is accepting applications for his 2019 summer legislative internship program. Area high school or college students who have an interest in state government can apply to be an intern in his district office at 2325 Dean St., Suite 800, St. Charles. The internship...

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High school girls track and field: Huntley wins 4th straight county title

HUNTLEY – Huntley junior Daryn Davis really had her eyes on the triple jump record set by her friendly rival, Prairie Ridge graduate Natasha Schaffer, at the McHenry County Girls Track and Field Meet. Davis won the triple jump, but was 3 1/2 inches short of the record. Instead, she settled for...

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High school boys track and field: Marengo's Schirmer shines with 4 wins at McHenry County Meet

HUNTLEY – Marengo’s Finn Schirmer had a large number of supporters in the stands at Red Raider Stadium to watch him run in the McHenry County Boys Track and Field Meet Thursday night. Schirmer’s backers, other fans, coaches and runners from around the county saw one of the more memorable...

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Metra launches app to report safety, security concerns

Metra has launched a free app so customers can quickly and discretely report crimes, suspicious activity and other safety and security concerns to Metra police from a train or station. The app, called Metra COPS, is available for Apple users in the App Store or Android users in Google Play,...

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Mark Cuban to appear at Judson University as part of new speaker series

Judson University alumnus Mark Vargas has many friends in high places. He plans to bring a few of them to his alma mater, starting with Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban next month. Vargas, a 2004 Judson University alumnus and a 2000 St. Charles High School graduate, will...

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Crystal Lake police, FBI continue search for missing 5-year-old boy

Members of the FBI specializing in missing children were called to Crystal Lake on Thursday as a search for a missing 5-year-old boy continued into the night. Andrew “AJ” Freund was last seen about 9 p.m. Wednesday in the zero to 100 block of Dole Avenue in Crystal Lake, according to a news...

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Richmond man arrested, released on bond after road rage incident

Police on Thursday filed charges against a former Grayslake firefighter and Richmond Village Board candidate who was captured on video pointing a gun at another driver during an apparent road rage situation Tuesday. The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office said Thursday morning that it was...

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High school sports roundup for Thursday, April 18

Crystal Lake South softball scored 11 runs in the fifth inning and five runs in the sixth to come from behind and beat Dundee-Crown, 16-10, in Fox Valley Conference play on Thursday in Crystal Lake. Brooke Kuffel hit a double and drove in three runs for South (14-0, 4-0), which remained unbeaten....

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High school softball: Boysen's homer boosts McHenry to FVC victory over Cary-Grove

McHENRY – Mikaela Mitsch wouldn't mind a first- or second-inning run here and there, but the first-year McHenry softball coach certainly was thankful for the big blast and boost that Tori Boysen provided Thursday against Cary-Grove. Boysen, a Western Illinois commit, got the Warriors offense on...

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Attorneys to give closing arguments in McHenry murder, home invasion trial

Attorneys will give closing arguments Monday in the trial of a man who police said pushed his way into a McHenry house where a 52-year-old resident was shot and killed during a 2017 home invasion. Byron Howard, 37, of Wonder Lake would face a minimum of 56 years in prison if jurors were to convict...

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Crystal Lake police, FBI search for missing 5-year-old boy

Crystal Lake police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 5-year-old boy. Andrew "AJ" Freund was last seen about 9 p.m. Wednesday in the zero to 100 block of Dole Avenue in Crystal Lake, according to a news release from Crystal Lake police. His parents reported that they saw him at...

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High school softball insider: Richmond-Burton's Peyton Bannon is Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week Peyton Bannon Richmond-Burton, jr., SS Bannon is on a tear at the plate, going 12 for 19 in six games last week with five home runs, three doubles and 16 RBIs. For the season, the Rockets shortstop is batting .606 with eight homers, seven doubles, 27 RBIs and 17 runs scored. The...

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Documents: Riley District 18 superintendent, principal contracts

On March 20, the Riley District 18 school board approved a new five-year contract for Superintendent Christine Conkling, whose base salary will increase 1.5% annually from her $145,000 base salary in the 2018-19 school year. The document was released on April 18.

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McHenry County Sheriff’s Office finds missing Harvard woman

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was looking for a missing Harvard woman who suffers from dementia.  JoAnne Boppart, 79, was found safe, the office announced Thursday on its Facebook page.

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Breaking: Crystal Lake police search for missing 5-year-old boy

Crystal Lake police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 5-year-old boy. Andrew, who also goes by AJ, was last seen about 9 p.m. Wednesday in the zero to 100 block of Dole Avenue in Crystal Lake, according to a news release sent by Crystal Lake police Thursday. Police are...

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Richmond man charged in road rage situation

Police on Thursday filed charges against a man who was captured on video pointing a gun at another driver during an apparent road rage situation Tuesday in Richmond. The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office said Thursday morning that it was speaking with Richmond police regarding details of the...

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Police post video of Henry Pratt Co. shooting online

The Aurora Police Department has posted video of some of the events that happened during the deadly shooting on Feb. 15 at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora that left six people dead – including the shooter – and several police officers wounded. According to a news release, the department released the...

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