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Maskless protesters enter stores, hold roadside protest against state’s mask mandate in Crystal Lake

Maskless protesters entered multiple stores in Crystal Lake on Saturday protesting the state’s mask mandate after holding a roadside protest. The rally was held on the corner of Route 14 and Main Street in Crystal Lake around 12 p.m. Saturday. Dozens of demonstrators held signs and American flags in front of the Wendy’s protesting Illinois’ […]

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Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican restaurant in Fox River Grove

The health department said that El Sombrero, a Mexican restaurant in Fox River Grove, is temporarily closed after a foodborne illness outbreak caused by salmonella was identified. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said in a statement that they identified a “foodborne illness outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness caused by Salmonella” at El Sombrero, […]

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13-year-old arrested for making threats towards Harvard Junior High School staff member, police say

Police say they arrested a 13-year-old boy who allegedly made threats towards a staff member at Harvard Junior High School in Harvard Thursday morning. The Harvard Police Department responded around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to the Harvard Junior High School, 1301 North Garfield Road in Harvard. Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said officers responded after […]

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Prairie Grove restaurant files federal lawsuit against village in American flag dispute

A restaurant that claimed they were cited in July for flying the American flag has filed a federal lawsuit against the Village of Prairie Grove, saying their First Amendment rights were violated. During an August 25 administrative hearing, the Village of Prairie Grove dismissed two citations against Gianelli’s Drive-Thru, located at 3111 Route 176 in […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney files lawsuit challenging new law that will prohibit Illinois jails from housing ICE detainees

The McHenry County state’s attorney has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new law that will prohibit jails in Illinois from housing ICE detainees and severely limit local law enforcement from working with federal immigration agents. Senate Bill 667 — also called the “Illinois Way Forward Act” — was passed 36-19 in late May. In […]