Protests, counter-protests persist over drag shows at UpRising Bakery

Two months after Lake in the Hills’ UpRising Bakery and Cafe first became the subject of protests and even vandalism, the harassment, protests and counter-protests have continued and the owner said she fears for both her business and herself. A number of protesters, both against and in support of the bakery, again gathered outside the … Read more

Cary-Grove’s defense shines in shutout win over McHenry

Cary-Grove’s offense did not run with its usual proficiency, which could have meant trouble against McHenry and its formidable passing game. But the Trojans defense stepped in and said, “We got this.” On seven occasions, the Warriors moved to CG’s 30-yard line or farther. And every time the Trojans found a way to keep McHenry … Read more

McHenry teenager, 21-year-old from Des Plaines identified as crash victims

An 18-year-old McHenry man and a 21-year-old Des Plaines man were identified Thursday as the two killed in a fiery crash Saturday morning on Route 31 near Ringwood. Gabriel Van Fleet, 18, of McHenry, and Ty Sheedlo, 21, of Des Plaines, died after their vehicle struck a tree and became engulfed in flames, officials said. … Read more

McHenry tips Hampshire in 3 sets

McHenry’s Mollie Hobson isn’t afraid to let it fly. “She brings it constantly on every point, nothing brings that kid down,” McHenry coach Hilary Agnello said. “She’s not afraid of who’s on the other side of the net, it never even crosses her mind. I think she likes that kind of challenge.” Hobson was up … Read more

Neuqua Valley’s defense dominates Oswego

Mark Mennecke at times goes against his better angels when prolonging runs through contact. He clearly can take the hits, though. And dish them out. At the end of a 32-yard scramble late in the first half Friday, Neuqua Valley’s 6-foot, 175-pound senior quarterback positively trucked a defender. “During practice the whole summer I wasn’t … Read more

State adopts standards for sex education in public schools

Sex and health education have been taught in Illinois schools for decades, but a new law Gov. JB Pritzker signed last summer adopts National Sex Education Standards that include guidelines for all grade levels. Sex education is not required in Illinois schools. In schools that do offer it, parents who have concerns about the comprehensive … Read more

Luke Getsy believes Cole Kmet can be a ‘rock star’

LAKE FOREST — Cole Kmet had his hands on his knees. The third-year Bears tight end was winded Friday. “That was probably the hardest practice I’ve ever been a part of,” Kmet said after practice at Halas Hall. “That’s not a joke.” Bears head coach Matt Eberflus is keeping his word. The Bears are running. … Read more

ACLU calls Lake in the Hills actions toward UpRising Bakery unconstitutional

Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union are calling Lake in the Hills’ actions toward UpRising Bakery and Cafe unconstitutional after the village told the business last week it could no longer host events. In a letter responding to the ACLU on Monday, village attorney Bradford Stewart, keeping with previous statements from the village, said … Read more

Defeated Kane County Board incumbent Shepro blasts opponent, vows to run again in 2024

WAYNE – Incumbent Kane County Board member Kenneth Shepro, who appears to have lost his Republican primary Tuesday to Bill Roth in unofficial results, blasted his challenger for winning with “a character assassination campaign” and declared he would run again. “It’s a two-year term and at this point, my intention is to get a head … Read more

Motorcyclists in serious condition after crashing on Route 31 in Algonquin

Two motorcyclists were taken to hospital in serious condition Saturday afternoon after both lost control while southbound on Route 31, Algonquin police said. Officers responded at 4:06 pm Saturday to Route 31 south of North Main Street. Both motorcyclists were taken by ambulance to a hospital, and one was subsequently flown to Advocate Lutheran General … Read more