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5th Annual Jacobs High School Holiday Spectacular Arts & Craft Fair November 4

Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift while enjoying musical performances by Jacobs High School students on Saturday, November 4, when the school's performing arts boosters host the 5th Annual Holiday Spectacular Arts & Craft Fair. This festive fundraiser runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $2 admission fee

PATCH - 2017-10-18 01:00:00

Lawsuit filed against driver for death of woman run over in Bartlett

The family of a woman who was killed when she was run over by a car last summer in northwest suburban Bartlett is suing the car's driver. Devki Brahmbhatt, 19, of Crystal Lake was killed when she was run over by a 2008 Hyundai Azera driven by Priya Patel, a resident of West Chicago, according to the

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-10-17 22:35:00

Health Department Conducts Annual Review of Public Health Ordinance

From The McHenry Co. Dept of Health: The McHenry County Department of Health has conducted its annual review of the Public Health Ordinance and is proposing several revisions. The proposed changes have been approved by the Board of Health and require review and adoption by the McHenry County Board.

PATCH - 2017-10-18 14:01:05

Contemporary Art Music Premier Recital at Tree of Life UU Congregation

Longtime friends and musical colleagues, Forrest Ransburg and John Urban will perform their first collaborative program together as part of the launch of their contemporary ensemble, AMP in an immersive setting at Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, a 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry,

PATCH - 2017-10-18 13:19:03

Elegant Lakewood Home With 13 Skylights, Lakefront Patio

LAKEWOOD, IL -- If it's lakefront frontage you are looking for, this Lakewood home has got it. In fact, it has 163 feet of access to beautiful Crystal Lake and is one of the largest lots along the lake. The 3,541-square-foot home along South Shore Drive also boasts expansive windows, high ceilings

PATCH - 2017-10-17 16:20:09

Michael T. Shrake, Elected President of Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc.

(Vernon Hills, IL) Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc., a 36-year old civil engineering firm located in Vernon Hills, welcomed a new leader on September 15, 2017. Michael T. Shrake, P.E. was elected President in July 2017. Former President Bruce L. Shrake, P.E., PTOE will continue to serve as CEO, givi

PATCH - 2017-10-17 21:19:19

FREE Big Band Entertainment on the Schedule at Park Place on October 20

Whether you dance the night away or just like to listen, Park Place is the perfect place to relax and enjoy great music. A cash bar is available. Park Place is located at 406 W. Woodstock St, Crystal Lake. For further information call Lauren Thibodeau at the Park Place, (815) 477-5871 or email lthib

PATCH - 2017-10-17 16:04:40

District 47 To Offer Sex Abuse Awareness Program

A grant funded by the McHenry County Community Foundation (MCCF) will, for a second year in a row, make a sexual awareness program available to all District 47 students during the 2017-18 school year. Created by "inner-tainer" Victor Pacini, the program is designed to help schools fulfill the Erin's

PATCH - 2017-10-17 15:20:31

Prayer Vigil in Support of Immigrants to be Held Across from McHenry County Jail

A Prayer Vigil in support of immigrants detained at McHenry County Jail and threatened Dreamers will be held at Bates Park, 1500 North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock this Sunday evening, October 22 from 7 to 8 pm. The public witness is in response to two events that have highlighted the distress of im

PATCH - 2017-10-17 15:12:08

Still Time to Register for Institute Day Fun for Ages 5-13

The Crystal Lake Park District is accepting registration for Thank Goodness It's Institute Day trips. Pick and choose from 4 trips, all scheduled on District 47 Institute Days. Transportation for all trips departs from Woodscreek Elementary School. Registration in advance is required. Register onlin

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 15:30:07

White Castle closes Carpentersville restaurant

Local fans of White Castle's signature sliders will have to drive a little farther to satisfy their cravings. The Carpentersville restaurant, 40 N. Western Ave., closed Oct. 14. "Its 10-year lease was expiring, and White Castle decided not to renew due to declining sales revenue," said Patrick Burke

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 23:09:00

Contractor Pleads Guilty To Fraud

HUNTLEY, IL -- Thomas Manning, a former Huntley concrete contractor, pleaded guilty to charges that were part of a 27-count indictment leveled against him in 2015 that included accusations of defrauding labor unions and not paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes. Manning, president of the

PATCH - 2017-10-17 23:34:59

Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home Receives Recognition From Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home on their 40 Year Member Recognition with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home is located at 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake. Pictured are Funeral Directors Raphael Bigby and Abbie Spaight, Gina Honer of Querh

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 21:19:51

Competition is Heating Up 17 Teams Registered for Puzzle Palooza! Crystal Lake Park District will accept additional team registrations until October 25

This might be the only event like this in our local area! Mark your calendar, put a team together (all ages, up to 4 puzzle builders per team) and register for Puzzle Palooza, a jigsaw puzzle tournament. Teams (up to 4 people, all ages) will race against each other to finish the same puzzle. Bring s

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 18:41:03

Senior Day Trips with Crystal Lake Park District

Crystal Lake Park District trips for seniors are very popular and fill quickly. If you always wanted to experience a day trip with us, we have three trips that still have openings. Registration is available online at crystallakeparks.org or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Office, 1 E. Cr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 18:31:01

Still Time to Register for Yoga with the Crystal Lake Park District

The Crystal Lake Park District has Yoga classes beginning soon. Our certified instructors will guide you in proper form and technique as you challenge your body during our classes. WB=West Beach MB=Main Beach Meditation Meditation is like a shower for your mind. Take time to still your thoughts an

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 17:10:34

Enjoy a Holiday Brunch with Friends at the Crystal Lake Park District Grand Oaks Active Senior Center

Enjoy the holidays with good friends, good food and good entertainment. Breakfast brunch will be served along with the operatic style entertainment of George Holmes. If you wish to participate in a gift exchange, bring a $5 wrapped gift with you. This program is open to adults ages 55 and up. Regist

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 16:27:39

Crystal Lake Park District Offers Ballroom and Social Dancing Program for Adults

Ever wonder how the stars glide across the dance floor? Become a ballroom dancer! Whether you are preparing for a special life event or just have always wanted to learn how to dance, there is a class for all ability levels. Instructors Frank and Jackie Penze have been teaching for 20+ years and offe

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 15:50:08

Prairie-Style Home On 7-Acre Equestrian Property Selling For $989K

ELGIN, IL -- For $989,000, this week's Wow! House could be yours. Located on Lenz Road in Elgin, this sprawling seven-acre equestrian property includes a state of the art stable and barn. The prairie-style home has 2,800 square feet of space and boasts hardwood floors, custom cherry cabinets, grani

PATCH - 2017-10-17 16:06:58

Sen. Cristina Castro tells governor to prioritize people over profits

ELGIN- State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) is urging her colleagues to work with her to protect collective bargaining rights for the people of Illinois by overriding the Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of Senate Bill 1905. "The governor needs to prioritize people over profits," Castro said. "Govern

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 20:49:22