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Past articles by James:

Antigua Mexican Grill coming to Huntley

Antigua Mexican Grill seeks to open its newest location in Huntley in the fall. → Read More

Guzman y Gomez set to open third Illinois location in Crystal Lake

A new fast food-concept Mexican restaurant will open in late April in Crystal Lake. → Read More

Election 2023: What should Huntley 158′s school board do about test scores?

How should Huntley District 158's school board tackle declining test scores? Candidates give their thoughts. → Read More

Crystal Lake Park District no longer considering old Northwestern Fitness Center as option

Despite residents' wishes, the Crystal Lake Park District won't acquire the old Northwestern fitness center → Read More

Huntley School District 158 board candidates discuss bullying, what district should do

Bullying and other social problems affecting students are key issues school board candidates in Huntley School District 158 said they are focused on. → Read More

Nearly 27,000 left without power after ice storm hits McHenry County

Almost 20% of McHenry County is without power as of early Thursday morning → Read More

Charlie Kirk event could draw protests, organizers say schools topic 'isn't partisan'

Conservative talk show host activist Charlie Kirk and others are scheduled to speak about schooling in Illinois during event this weekend in Crystal Lake that is drawing both ire and support from the community. → Read More

Huntley to help pay for replacing trees in residential parkways

Residents can pay $100 to replace a tree with a program being launched by the village of Huntley. → Read More

'There's a good foundation here': New owners take over Cary Ale House

After coming under new ownership a few weeks ago, Cary Ale House & Brewing Co. won't see substantial changes to start, but its new owners have some ideas for additions in the coming months. → Read More

Crystal Lake native selected as 'Nurse of the Year' for Advocate Health Care

A Crystal Lake native who works as a nurse across multiple units at a hospital in Barrington was selected as one of Advocate Health Care's 2022 Nurse of the Year, officials said. → Read More

Renovation of old Cary village hall into 'state-of-the-art' law enforcement training center underway

After years of planning, law enforcement agencies in McHenry County may soon have a training facility and firing range in their own backyard. → Read More

‘I definitely see a shadow’: Woodstock Willie predicts six more weeks of winter

Woodstock Willie saw his shadow Thursday morning, signaling six more weeks of winter. → Read More

McHenry Co. Board to consider resolution denouncing firearms ban, but no plans for gun sanctuary

A resolution opposing Illinois' new ban on some high-powered firearms is set to be considered by the McHenry County Board, but changes to the measure are almost certain to come, officials said. → Read More

Huntley to add an almost 40,000-square-foot warehouse on village’s south side

Another warehouse is set to be built on the southside of Huntley near the village’s Route 47 and I-90 corridor. → Read More

McHenry County state's attorney files lawsuit claiming new Illinois gun ban violates 2nd Amendment

The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office is challenging the constitutionality of Illinois' new ban on high-powered weapons and high-capacity magazines in a lawsuit filed Thursday, joining a number of other groups, businesses and officials across the state seeking to overturn the law. → Read More

Woodstock celebrates 30 years of 'Groundhog Day' film with familiar festival

"Groundhog Day" hit the big screen 30 years ago this year, a year after the iconic comedy was filmed in Woodstock. In keeping with the movie's plot, the city hopes this year's festival looks similar to previous ones. → Read More

Crystal Lake resident, Itasca firefighter dies at 34 after multi-year battle with cancer

After a long battle with cancer, Itasca firefighter Frank Nunez died Sunday morning at his home in Crystal Lake. → Read More

Protecting rights or ignoring the law? McHenry County residents weigh in on possible gun sanctuary

Nearly 20 residents attending this week's McHenry County Board meeting spoke for or against making McHenry County a gun sanctuary county. → Read More

Judge allows case to remove Algonquin Twp. trustee to move forward

A case that will decide whether an Algonquin Township trustee with a 30-year-old felony can stay in his role will move forward after a McHenry County judge denied a request to dismiss the suit on Thursday. → Read More

First McHenry County baby of new year born in Huntley

The first baby of McHenry County was born a little after 2 p.m. on New Year's Day in Huntley → Read More