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Overturned trailer causes traffic backups at Route 31, Rakow Road

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department is warning motorists of heavy traffic congestion on Route 31 and Rakow Road. The traffic backup was caused by an overturned trailer, according to a Nixle alert the department sent at 5:04 p.m. Friday. The southbound lane of Route 31 is reduced to one lane. It was not im [...]

Discarded cigarette causes siding on Woodstock home to catch fire

WOODSTOCK – The siding on a Woodstock house caught fire Friday after someone discarded a cigarette into a plastic flower pot, fire officials said. A neighbor noticed the siding was on fire and called the fire department about 3:10 p.m., Woodstock Fire Capt. Brendan Parker said. A resident was inside the house, in the 2 [...]

District 155, Cary-Grove senior reach settlement in free speech suit

CRYSTAL LAKE – A settlement was reached between Community High School District 155 and a Cary-Grove High School student after he was suspended for using a smartphone to take video of Cary’s mayor speaking at the school. District 155 board members approved the settlement Tuesday after meeting in a closed session. Cary-G [...]

Photos: Bernotas Middle raises over $12k for St. Baldrick's

Students at Richard Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake raised over $12,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which helps fund childhood cancer research.

Photos: Woodstock North Goes 'Bald By Choice'

Woodstock North raised $3,852 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Friday, March 23, 2018 in Woodstock.