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Police officers help deliver thousands of Christmas presents to struggling families in McHenry County

Police officers and other volunteers helped on Sunday to deliver over 13,000 presents to children of struggling families in McHenry County. Members of the McHenry Police Department and their family members delivered presents on behalf of the McHenry Area Rotary Club Secret Santa Program Sunday morning. “The Secret Santa program helps struggling families by providing […]

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Northwestern Medicine says they will end maternity services at McHenry hospital next week

Northwestern Medicine announced their McHenry hospital will eliminate labor and delivery services starting this coming Tuesday after a state board approved the change earlier this week. The ​​​​​Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board met on Tuesday and voted 7-1 to allow the Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry to close their obstetrics and gynecology department. […]

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Over 230 hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lake, McHenry counties as state reports nearly 60,000 weekly COVID cases

Over 230 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lake and McHenry counties as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported nearly 60,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past week in the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday reported 59,312 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including an increase […]

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Extra police presence at Lake, McHenry County schools due to nationwide threat made to schools on TikTok

There is an extra police presence at schools in Lake and McHenry counties Friday following a nationwide threat of violence towards schools reportedly made on TikTok, authorities said. Susan Harkin, Superintendent of District 300, which has schools in McHenry and Kane counties, sent a statement to parents providing information on the threat. “District 300 has […]