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Developer plans restaurant, apartment building for Main Street in Huntley
News 33 min ago
Developer plans restaurant, apartment building for Main Street in Huntley

Two petitioners are proposing to redevelop property at 11810 Main St. in Huntley – which includes the Suites on Main building and two vacant...

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Crystal Lake Five Below relocating to old Dressbarn building
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Crystal Lake Five Below relocating to old Dressbarn building

Five Below is on the move. The Crystal Lake retailer that specializes in $5 and under teen and tween merchandise offerings is planning to move into...

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Small Town Brewery founders looking to create new Cary brewery
News 3 days ago
Small Town Brewery founders looking to create new Cary brewery

The two entrepreneurs behind Wauconda's Small Town Brewery are seeking to re-brand and relocate in Cary. The village's Board of Zoning, Planning...

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Cary zoning board to talk proposed brewery/distillery for Three Oaks Road property
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Cary zoning board to talk proposed brewery/distillery for Three Oaks Road property

A developer has proposed a brewery in vacant retail space on Three Oaks Road in Cary. The village's Board of Zoning, Planning and Appeals will hold...

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Judge: Obama center construction can move forward
News 3 days ago
Judge: Obama center construction can move forward

CHICAGO – Plans to build Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential center on Chicago’s lakefront can move forward, a federal judge said Tuesday in...

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Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund for $476M
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Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund for $476M

Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of...

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More than 16,700 apply for Valley Hi rebate
News 1 week ago
More than 16,700 apply for Valley Hi rebate

As of Wednesday, more than 16,700 people have applied for the Valley Hi rebate through the McHenry County site. Taxpayers have until July 31 to...

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McHenry City Council votes down proposed barber shop, whiskey bar concept
News 1 week ago
McHenry City Council votes down proposed barber shop, whiskey bar concept

McHenry City Council has voted against a proposal for a barber shop and whiskey bar concept for a vacant building on Main Street. Entrepreneurs Dan...

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More than 16,700 have applied for Valley Hi rebate
News 1 week ago
More than 16,700 have applied for Valley Hi rebate

As of Wednesday, more than 16,700 people have applied for the Valley Hi rebate throught the McHenry County site. Taxpayers have until July 31 to...

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New gas station headed to Cary
News 1 week ago
New gas station headed to Cary

The village of Cary could soon be home to a new Thorntons gas station and convenience store. The Committee of the Whole unanimously decided Tuesday...

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Keeping taxes low
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Keeping taxes low

Of the 17 townships in McHenry County, six are slated to receive less property tax revenue for the 2018 tax year than they did in 2017 and several...

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Blues, Brews & BBQ raises money for Rotary Club of McHenry
News 1 week ago
Blues, Brews & BBQ raises money for Rotary Club of McHenry

Throughout the summer, McHenry County residents often participate in community fundraisers. Music and food festivals, runs or walks and carnivals...

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Property tax task force, relief fund bills pass out of committee
News 2 weeks ago
Property tax task force, relief fund bills pass out of committee

SPRINGFIELD – A pair of measures aimed at addressing high property taxes in the state passed out of committee Tuesday, one day after being touted...

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Property tax task force, relief bills
News 2 weeks ago
Property tax task force, relief bills

SPRINGFIELD – A pair of measures aimed at addressing high property taxes in the state passed out of committee Tuesday, one day after being touted...

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2018 property tax extensions increase for most school districts in McHenry County
News 3 weeks ago
2018 property tax extensions increase for most school districts in McHenry County

For the 2018 tax year, a majority of McHenry County taxing bodies are slated to receive a boost in property tax revenue compared with 2017. School...

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Advocates: Affordable housing needs far more than Pritzker’s allocation
News 3 weeks ago
Advocates: Affordable housing needs far more than Pritzker’s allocation

SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers and advocates praised Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker for allocating funds for affordable housing in his proposed capital...

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The Land Conservancy of McHenry County to co-host workshop for women farm owners

Women who own farmland are invited to a free workshop being co-hosted by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County and American Farmland Trust. The...

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Crystal Lake Park District mulls new rules for the lake
News 3 weeks ago
Crystal Lake Park District mulls new rules for the lake

A proposed ordinance that would increase regulation of Crystal Lake’s namesake lake has angered some residents. During a recent Crystal Lake Park...

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Retail, housing proposal for northeast corner of Randall Road, Longmeadow Parkway approved by plan commission
News 1 month ago
Retail, housing proposal for northeast corner of Randall Road, Longmeadow Parkway approved by plan commission

A retail, entertainment and housing development could be headed to the northeast corner of Longmeadow Parkway and South Randall Road in Algonquin....

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Mr. Beefy's owner, Culver's franchisee still negotiating potential Fox River Grove land sale
News 1 month ago
Mr. Beefy's owner, Culver's franchisee still negotiating potential Fox River Grove land sale

Land that serves as home to two popular neighborhood eateries has not yet been sold to make room for a Culver’s, Fox River Grove’s village...

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McHenry County board members oppose spending plan with $206K in new tax revenue
News 1 month ago
McHenry County board members oppose spending plan with $206K in new tax revenue

County board members are requesting that the McHenry County Conservation District go back to the drawing board after introducing this year’s budget...

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Cary Park District offers trips, fun programs for teens
News 1 month ago
Cary Park District offers trips, fun programs for teens

A variety of trips are offered at the Cary Park District to capture the attention of teenagers of every age. Sign-up is available online or in...

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Census estimates show McHenry County experiencing slight growth in last 2 years
News 1 month ago
Census estimates show McHenry County experiencing slight growth in last 2 years

Illinois lost about 100,000 residents overall between July 2010 and July 2018, according to recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. As...

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McHenry Township Assessor's Office to hold forum on property taxes
News 1 month ago
McHenry Township Assessor's Office to hold forum on property taxes

The McHenry Township Assessor’s Office will be hosting a forum Tuesday including a brief overview of the property tax assessment process,...

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Should McHenry County be testing ground for eliminating townships?
News 1 month ago
Should McHenry County be testing ground for eliminating townships?

SPRINGFIELD — McHenry County, like most of Illinois, has a system of government comprised of overlapping layers of townships and districts, each of...

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Historical society to present talk on Marshall Field & Co.
News 1 month ago
Historical society to present talk on Marshall Field & Co.

Two fires and three sales – first to B.A.T. Industries in 1982, then to Dayton Hudson Corp. in 1990 and finally to Federated Department Stores in...

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McHenry OKs $1M Thorntons incentive deal, new restaurant at McHenry Country Club
News 2 months ago
McHenry OKs $1M Thorntons incentive deal, new restaurant at McHenry Country Club

McHenry City Council members agreed to give the developer for a Thorntons gas station and retail complex a $1 million incentive deal. Bluestone...

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Crystal Lake council to vote on Steinhafels grant
News 2 months ago
Crystal Lake council to vote on Steinhafels grant

The Crystal Lake City Council will vote Tuesday night whether to offer a grant to the city’s new Steinhafels furniture store. The council will vote...

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As cashless stores grow across U.S., so does backlash
News 2 months ago
As cashless stores grow across U.S., so does backlash

NEW YORK – Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in...

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Industrial project rejected for site of Huntley Outlet Center
News 2 months ago
Industrial project rejected for site of Huntley Outlet Center

A series of ordinances that would allow Huntley Investment Partners LLC to redevelop about 60 acres of land on the former Huntley Outlet Center...

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