CRYSTAL LAKE – An underground fire Monday in Crystal Lake has caused power outages at one point affecting about 2,000 people, fire officials and ComEd representatives said.

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  • McHenry's Parkland Middle School named top STEM school in nation
    Parkland Middle School in McHenry has been named the No. 1 middle school in the nation for STEM, STEAM and innovative learning after placing first at the Future of Education Technology Conference, which took place Jan. 17 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  “It is truly humbling to be a part of something so special,” Superintendent of Schools Alan Hoffman said Wednesday. More
  • Lawyer has 7 days to disclose details about Illinois Integrity Fund
    A Chicago lawyer has seven days to disclose any information her clients might have about a dark money source that funded a series of contentious 2018 campaign flyers. More than a year has passed since McHenry County Clerk and Recorder Joe Tirio filed a defamation lawsuit against the anonymous money source that calls itself the Illinois Integrity Fund. Last month, Kane County Judge Kevin Busch ordered the Integrity Fund's attorney, Natalie Harris, to disclose further information about the anonymous group. More
  • Indiana union reps plead guilty to beating McHenry County-based ironworkers over church job site
    A pair of Indiana union representatives have pleaded guilty to beating a group of McHenry County-based ironworkers at a church in 2016. Former Ironworkers Union Local 395 President and business agent Jeffrey Veach and his fellow business agent, Thomas Williamson Sr., accepted plea deals Wednesday in U.S. More
  • McHenry County hit with 2nd significant snowfall in 1 week; up to 6 inches possible
    Rick Garcia of Carpentersville had to pick up a 50-pound bag of salt last week in preparation for a 5-inch snowfall and 50 mph wind gusts that blanketed northeastern Illinois. With his salt reserves depleted after the winter storm, Garcia visited a Lowe’s in Lake in the Hills on Friday afternoon to pick up another bag of salt and shovel in response to the estimated 6 inches of snow that was slated to fall through Saturday in McHenry County. Having already bought food, Garcia said he will be ready to hunker down with hi More
  • Marijuana stolen from 'amnesty box' at Chicago airport
    CHICAGO – Marijuana was stolen this week from a box placed at Chicago’s Midway International Airport for travelers who dispose of their marijuana before they board a plane, police said Friday. The "marijuana amnesty boxes” were placed at Midway and O’Hare International Airport after it became legal this year to possess marijuana in Illinois. More


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