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Past articles by Mike:

Crews prep Mercyhealth's Crystal Lake hospital, medical office site

Adjacent property owner wants to change helipad location → Read More

The Cottage set to sell food at Three Oaks Recreation Area

CRYSTAL LAKE – A new food vendor is taking over at Three Oaks Recreation Area this summer. The Crystal Lake City Council selected downtown staple The Cottage to sell food and drinks for the next five years from the waterfront vending stands at Three Oaks. The space was operated by Culver’s of Crystal Lake since its inception, but it became available when new ownership chose not to continue… → Read More

McHenry police seek help identifying criminal damage, graffiti suspect

Incidents took place over a broad area in McHenry, appear to be random → Read More

Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss endorsed by Indivisible Northwest Illinois

CRYSTAL LAKE – Illinois gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss and his running mate, Litesa Wallace, got a ringing endorsement Sunday in Crystal Lake. → Read More

Crystal Lake T.J. Maxx eyeing move to Crystal Point Shopping Center

CRYSTAL LAKE – City officials teased in recent weeks that the third and final tenant to move into a vacant space at Crystal Point Shopping Center soon would be announced. It turns out that T.J. Maxx, which already operates a store a mile west at Country Corners Shopping Center, is that tenant. On Wednesday, the Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission will review the discount department… → Read More

McHenry police: Woman charged after striking passenger with car door

McHENRY – A 21-year-old Wonder Lake woman was charged in connection with an incident where police said she got behind the wheel of a Ford Escape following a physical altercation inside the vehicle then backed up and struck the person with an open door. McHenry police responded about 10:30 p.m. Saturday to a gas station at the corner of McCullom Lake and Richmond roads after a report of a… → Read More

Lake in the Hills police seek help identifying burglary suspect

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred late Sunday and early Monday. Cars were burglarized in the area of Clark Avenue and Patton Avenue, down the street from the Lake in the Hills Police Department, police said. The department shared video surveillance Monday on the agency’s Facebook page from a… → Read More

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 looking ahead to possible pension shift

Some state officials pushing for local school districts to begin paying teachers' pensions → Read More

McHenry police use K-9s to search for possible trespasser

Police responded Thursday to report of someone entering home on Evergreen Circle → Read More

McHenry County water district hosts farmers to explore grass-and-pastured-based hub

Group would try to increase grassland farming in Illinois, Wisconsin → Read More

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 looks at potential effect of 10 percent tax levy cut

Officials: Capital improvements would not be completed → Read More

McHenry County facing shortage of homes for less than $200K

CRYSTAL LAKE – Those looking to buy a home for less than $200,000 in McHenry County right now are advised to be on top of their game. Not enough homes are available in that price range to meet current demand, local real estate professionals said. Within the county, there is only a 1.5-month supply of homes available for less than $200,000, according to data from the Heartland Realtor… → Read More

McHenry County College awards tenure to 7 faculty members

CRYSTAL LAKE – Seven full-time McHenry County College faculty members completed a three-year probationary period and recently received tenure status, meaning they have job security for the rest of their careers. The college said students benefit from the depth of knowledge, teaching excellence, personal qualities and commitment to service the instructors bring to the college. The newly tenured… → Read More

Crystal Lake police charge 2 after gun incident at car dealership

CRYSTAL LAKE – An Algonquin man allegedly pointed a gun at Crystal Lake car dealership employees Saturday afternoon. Police were called about 2:50 p.m. Saturday to Volkswagen of Crystal Lake, 5213 Route 14. “Upon arrival, officers learned that a customer/management dispute had taken place over the servicing of a vehicle,” Crystal Lake police said in a news release. “During the dispute, a male… → Read More

Free of debt, Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake to focus on programming

Maintenance of building to be covered by Home State Bank → Read More

Crystal Lake School District 47 students to battle in 3rd annual cooking competition

Fourth-, fifth-graders will cook healthy Asian food → Read More

Quarry Cable Park to host national wakeboarding tournament

CRYSTAL LAKE – Wakeboarders from all over the country will slide into Crystal Lake this summer. Quarry Cable Park at Three Oaks Recreation Area will host the 2018 World Wake Association Wake Park National Championships from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5. Quarry Cable Park co-owner Pat McGinnis said the World Wake Association contacted him about a month ago with an interest in holding the event at the park.… → Read More

Police investigating threat made at Crystal Lake middle school

Police: No reason to believe school safety is in jeopardy at this time → Read More

Cary man's November death in McHenry County Jail ruled a suicide

WOODSTOCK – The November death of a 51-year-old Cary man in the McHenry County Jail has been ruled a suicide. → Read More

Crystal Lake officials reach agreement on future of Raue Center

CRYSTAL LAKE – Local officials reached a deal Tuesday evening that they said will solidify the future of the Raue Center for the Arts. The Crystal Lake Civic Center Authority approved the termination of an existing lease between the CLCCA and Raue Center, then approved the execution of a similar, long-term lease between the CLCCA and Home State Bank. Both actions were unanimous. “The intention… → Read More