- EXCHANGE: Plastic bags woven into mats for the homeless Updated: Sep-21-15 8:37 am
ISLAND LAKE, Illinois - Give Betty Reckwerdt 800 plastic bags and she will give a homeless person a comfortable night of sleep.
- McHenry County to vote on allowing nuns to expand convent Updated: Sep-15-15 8:37 am
WOODSTOCK, Illinois - The McHenry County Board is to decide whether to grant a permit to a French Christian order of nuns so they can expand their northern Illinois convent.
- EXCHANGE: McHenry County craft breweries creating buzz Updated: Sep-15-15 8:02 am
CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois - In the backroom of Crystal Lake Brewing, stacks of empty aluminum cans slated for the microbrewery's signature golden lagers and India pale ales wait to be filled and packaged through an automated canning line.
- New law has McHenry County tearing through jury duty budget Updated: Sep-14-15 11:37 am
WOODSTOCK, Illinois - A new Illinois law that more than doubled what Illinois jurors are paid and reduced the size of civil juries is starting to affect county budgets in the state.
- EXCHANGE: Transgender activists call McHenry County home Updated: Sep-08-15 8:44 am
WOODSTOCK, Illinois - In the wake of Caitlyn Jenner's high-profile coming out and acceptance speech at the ESPY Awards, as well as transgender feature stories in major national media outlets such as the New York Times and PBS Frontline, trans people are experiencing an unprecedented moment of visibility.