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Charges expected after bomb threat cancels classes at Prairie Grove School District 46

School officials said charges are expected as police continue to investigate a bomb threat that canceled classes Friday for students in Prairie Grove School District 46. Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 Superintendent John M. Bute sent a letter to parents Thursday evening regarding the situation. District 46 includes Praire Grove Elementary and Prairie Grove […]

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Classes canceled in Prairie Grove District 46 due to threat made against school building, staff and students

Classes were canceled Friday for students in Prairie Grove School District 46 after a threat was made to the school and everyone in it, the superintendent said. Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 Superintendent John M. Bute sent a letter to parents Thursday evening regarding the situation. District 46 includes Praire Grove Elementary and Prairie […]

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‘Taken too soon’: Co-workers mourn loss of Condell hospital employee killed in crash near Crystal Lake

Co-workers of a 27-year-old man, who worked at Advocate Condell hospital in Libertyville, are mourning his loss after he was killed while driving home to Crystal Lake from work. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Nunda Rural Fire Protection District responded around 3:12 p.m. Saturday to Ringers Landscape Services, 2101 Route 176 in Prairie Grove, […]

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Multiple school districts in McHenry County say they will be mask-optional following court ruling

Multiple schools districts in McHenry County announced Sunday that they will not require students or staff to wear masks following the recent court ruling by an Illinois judge. “Effective immediately, face masks will be strongly recommended but not required at school and at all school-related events for staff and students, as well as visitors and […]

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Driver arrested for DUI, passenger hospitalized after car snaps utility pole in half near Crystal Lake

A Waukegan woman was charged with driving under the influence after she crashed into a utility pole near Crystal Lake, causing the pole to snap in half and her passenger to be injured. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Nunda-Rural Fire Protection District responded around 3:18 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of Route 176 and […]

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Adult seriously injured, child also injured after head-on crash involving school bus near Crystal Lake

An alleged drugged driver using his cell phone was seriously injured after he crashed head-on into a school bus near Crystal Lake Wednesday morning, police said. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Cary Fire Protection District responded around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday to Crystal Lake Avenue and Hamilton Drive in unincorporated Crystal Lake for a two-vehicle […]

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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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School district contract employee arrested for pulling replica gun during road rage incident near Marengo

A Chicago man was arrested after allegedly pulling a replica gun during a road rage incident that ended in a Prairie Grove school parking lot, causing a lockdown Friday morning, police said. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:15 a.m. Friday to a road rage incident near Deerpass Road and River Road in unincorporated […]