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Restaurant review: Crystal Lake's Triple Berry Cafe tempts with breakfast treats

Restaurant review: Crystal Lake's Triple Berry Cafe tempts with breakfast treats

The new Triple Berry Cafe in Crystal Lake is turning newbies into regulars with crepes, egg dishes and breakfast dishes that prove both substantial and satisfying. Read full article: Restaurant review: Crystal Lake's Triple...→

Restaurant review: Crystal Lake's Triple Berry Cafe tempts with breakfast treats

Restaurant review: Crystal Lake's Triple Berry Cafe tempts with breakfast treats

The new Triple Berry Cafe in Crystal Lake is turning newbies into regulars with crepes, egg dishes and breakfast dishes that prove both substantial and satisfying. Read full article: Restaurant review: Crystal Lake's Triple...→

Crystal Lake police investigating attempted abduction

Crystal Lake police investigating attempted abduction

Crystal Lake detectives are investigating an attempted child abduction, authorities said. Read full article: Crystal Lake police investigating attemp...→

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

A Crystal Lake man has been charged with trying to stab another man to death during a home invasion Thursday in an unincorporated area near the northwest suburb. Read full article: Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, ...→

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, home invasion

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, home invasion

The victim, 29, was taken to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry and then airlifted to Condell Hospital in Libertyville, where he remains in serious condition. Read full article: Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, ...→

Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch

Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch

Urban Phoenix Cafe tucks Spam, cream cheese, and Hot Cheetos into tortillas. Read full article: Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch...→

Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Street Cafe and ‘Retiring’ From Restaurant Ownership

Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Street Cafe and ‘Retiring’ From Restaurant Ownership

Well, we have our first big restaurant closing(s) of the year. Chef Stephan Pyles is closing Flora Street Cafe and its tasting menu restaurant Fauna on Jan. 2. A press release stated that Pyles is transitioning from “restaurant ownership and operations to focus on hospitality consulting.” His publicist, Lisa Endicott, says he is retiring from ownership but “not from creating.”… Read full article: Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Stre...→

Authorities continue to investigate fatal shooting outside Spring Lake Park restaurant

No one has been arrested following a shooting that left one person dead and seven others injured outside a Thai restaurant in Spring Lake Park, sheriff’s officials said Monday. An altercation betwe… Read full article: Authorities continue to investigate fata...→

Crystal Lake private basketball coach charged with sexual assault

Crystal Lake private basketball coach charged with sexual assault

A suburban basketball skills coach is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy he had been training. Diamond Hood, 24, of Mundelein, a former skills coach with Pure Sweat Basketball in Crystal Lake, was arrested Dec. 12 and charged with criminal sexual assault stemming from a Dec. 4 meeting with the teen. Read full article: Crystal Lake private basketball coach ch...→

Crystal Bar & Restaurant

In a spot that was formerly a Long John Silver's, and a bakery, Crystal Bar & Restaurant serves Vietnamese and Chinese food along South Kingshighway. With a large patio in front and an ample dining room, Crystal offers an expansive menu of Asian dishes. While the Chinese menu consists mostly of familiar items such as cashew chicken and Mongolian beef, it is the Vietnamese menu that offers a wider array of cuisine. Appetizers include minced pork rolls called cha gio and other spring rolls with pork or shrimp, bi cuon and goi cuon. A small pho menu is also available. Crystal's Vietnamese entrées feature several different bun items, vermicelli with pork or shrimp or beef and other ingredients. Specialties include ca kho to, catfish cooked and seasoned in a clay pot, and tom hum xao gung, stir-fried lobster with onions and garlic. Crystal has a large parking lot that surrounds the building. Read full article: Crystal Bar & Restaurant...→

Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Jane Lynch plays Batavia, Crystal Lake & Chicago

Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Jane Lynch plays Batavia, Crystal Lake & Chicago

The national tour of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" returns to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, Jane Lynch and friends perform "A Swingin' Little Christmas" in Batavia, Crystal Lake and Chicago, and the Best Martini in the 'Burbs Mix-off returns to Schaumburg on Monday. Read full article: Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Ja...→

9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overdose that killed woman

9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overdose that killed woman

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday for providing a a dose of fentanyl-laced heroin that killed a woman in March. Read full article: 9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overd...→

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing

David Lepey, 23, of Crystal Lake, was taken to McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing, police said. Read full article: Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing...→

Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins semifinal, will defend state title against Benet

Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins semifinal, will defend state title against Benet

Crystal Lake South defeated Troy Triad 2-0 Friday in one semifinal of the Class 2A boys soccer state tournament at Hoffman Estates. The defending champion Gators will face Benet at 1 p.m. Saturday for the state championship. Read full article: Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins sem...→

How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led To Love & An Uptown Restaurant

How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led To Love & An Uptown Restaurant

Not many restaurant stories start with a run around a Minneapolis lake, but Kate Sidoti wouldn't live in Minnesota, running her own restaurant, if not for that one single moment when she saw the man who would become her husband. Read full article: How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led...→

Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crystal Lake Fentanyl Overdose

Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crystal Lake Fentanyl Overdose

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to seven years in prison for drug charges related to a fatal overdose earlier this year in the northwest suburb. Read full article: Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crys...→

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

Two child welfare employees who oversaw AJ Freund’s case for months before his murder are no longer employed by the agency. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services confirmed Friday that Carlos Acosta and his supervisor Andre Read full article: Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, ...→

Crystal Lake man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

Crystal Lake man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

A Crystal Lake man stabbed a 29-year-old man who was helicoptered to a hospital Thursday, the McHenry County sheriff's office said Friday. Read full article: Crystal Lake man charged with attempted ...→

IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother now can't be treated for mental illness

IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother now can't be treated for mental illness

The Illinois Department of Human Services is unable to provide mental health care to a Crystal Lake man who stabbed his mother to death in 2010 and whose health rapidly deteriorated in the past year, his attorney said. Read full article: IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother...→

Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton earns the Distinguished Toastmaster Award

Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton earns the Distinguished Toastmaster Award

Crystal Lake Toastmasters Club No. 2724 is proud to announce that Joan Walton has earned the prestigious Distinguished Toastmaster Award from Toastmasters International. Read full article: Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton ear...→

VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel restaurant in downtown Birmingham

VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel restaurant in downtown Birmingham

A car slammed into Triple Nickel, a restaurant located in downtown Birmingham, Monday morning. Read full article: VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel rest...→

Crystal Lake private basketball coach arrested for sexual assault

Crystal Lake private basketball coach arrested for sexual assault

A suburban basketball skills coach is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy he had been training. Diamond Hood, 24, of Mundelein, a former skills coach with Pure Sweat Basketball in Crystal Lake, was arrested Dec. 12 charged with criminal sexual assault stemming from a Dec. 4 meeting with the teen. Read full article: Crystal Lake private basketball coach ar...→

Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Crystal Lake

Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Crystal Lake

About 200 firefighters, scouts, parents and onlookers Saturday at the Pingree Road station in Crystal Lake greeted children with life-threatening illneess on the North Pole Express train Read full article: Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Cry...→

Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaurant — It’s a Revolution of the Form | Cafe | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaurant — It’s a Revolution of the Form | Cafe | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

December 11, 2019 Dining » Cafe... A selection of items from Indo, pictured from top to bottom, left to right: short rib curry, shrimp toast, benitoro, shima aji, laarb and salmon sashimi. Read full article: Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaura...→

Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crystal Lake fentanyl overdose

Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crystal Lake fentanyl overdose

Kane Kellett, 34, pleaded guilty to a felony count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance Dec. 5 before McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge. Read full article: Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crys...→

Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns Nov. 30 in Crystal Lake

Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns Nov. 30 in Crystal Lake

Vendors with Splendor invites you to the third annual Small Business Saturday Holiday Craft and Vendor Event on Saturday, Nov. 30. Read full article: Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns N...→

Crystal City’s restaurant row hits roadblocks in Crystal House expansion | WTOP

Owners of those restaurants along the strip started ramping up their opposition to the Crystal House plans in October. Read full article: Crystal City’s restaurant row hits roadb...→

David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stabbing

David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stabbing

David Lepey, 23, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery. Read full article: David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stab...→

‘Coneheads’ restaurant review - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

If you haven’t tried ‘Coneheads’ in East Nashville yet, what are you waiting for? They are officially open and ready for you to “consume mass quantities.” Read full article: ‘Coneheads’ restaurant review - Nashvill...→

One hurt in Crystal Lake crash

One hurt in Crystal Lake crash

One person was hurt in a crash in Crystal Lake Saturday night and had to be cut out of their car, authorities said. Read full article: One hurt in Crystal Lake crash...→

Man charged with attempted murder in Crystal Lake stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder in Crystal Lake stabbing

A Crystal Lake man has been charged with attempted first degree murder, home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated domestic battery and two counts of aggravated battery following the stabbing of another man in Crystal Lake. Read full article: Man charged with attempted murder in Cry...→

Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ Freund's Crystal Lake home at no charge

Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ Freund's Crystal Lake home at no charge

The Crystal Lake home where prosecutors say 5-year-old AJ Freund was killed by his parents in April could be demolished in 30 to 60 days, after city officials accepted a demolition firm's offer to tear down the structure for free. Read full article: Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ F...→

50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man who repeatedly assaulted child

50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man who repeatedly assaulted child

A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting and abusing a child during a 13-year period. Read full article: 50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man wh...→

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner dies

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner dies

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner, who held several public service positions in his life, died Friday after suffering a heart attack three days earlier. He was 64. Read full article: Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner ...→

Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crystal Lake, Lego Train Show rolls into Cantigny

Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crystal Lake, Lego Train Show rolls into Cantigny

Five fun weekend events: Jane Lynch brings "A Swingin' Little Christmas" to Crystal Lake's Raue, the 17th annual Lego Train Show opens at Wheaton's Cantigny, and the Ruth Page Civic Ballet revives "The Nutcracker" in Grayslake. Read full article: Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crysta...→

Operation North Pole to make a stop in Crystal Lake Dec. 14

Operation North Pole to make a stop in Crystal Lake Dec. 14

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department along with other McHenry County area fire and police departments will be participating in Operation North Pole. It is a special day for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Read full article: Operation North Pole to make a stop in C...→

Second person gets prison in March overdose death of Crystal Lake woman

Second person gets prison in March overdose death of Crystal Lake woman

A second person has been sentenced to prison for his role in a heroin-fentanyl overdose death of a 32-year-old woman in Crystal Lake earlier this year. Read full article: Second person gets prison in March overd...→

2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Square restaurant Border Cafe

2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Square restaurant Border Cafe

Harvard Square filled with smoke and firefighter running hose lines ran down the street on Sunday afternoon after a two-alarm blaze broke at Border Cafe, a popular Tex-Mex restaurant on Church Stre… Read full article: 2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Squar...→

No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake house

No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake house

The court-ordered sale of the vacant Crystal Lake house where prosecutors say 5-year-old AJ Freund was killed by his parents drew no outside interest Thursday and took less than a minute to complete. Read full article: No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake h...→

Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives first gold coin of the season

Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives first gold coin of the season

Continuing a centuries-old Chicagoland holiday season tradition, The Salvation Army Red Kettle bell-ringing campaign kicked off earlier this month with and received its first gold coin of the season. Read full article: Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives fir...→

Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake South to complete playoff clean sheet

Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake South to complete playoff clean sheet

Benet defeated Crystal Lake South in the Class 2A boys soccer championship match in Hoffman Estates. Read full article: Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake So...→

‘Coneheads’ restaurant review - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

If you haven’t tried ‘Coneheads’ in East Nashville yet, what are you waiting for? They are officially open and ready for you to “consume mass quantities.” Read full article: ‘Coneheads’ restaurant review - Nashvill...→

Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crystal Lake Fentanyl Overdose

Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crystal Lake Fentanyl Overdose

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to seven years in prison for drug charges related to a fatal overdose earlier this year in the northwest suburb. Read full article: Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crys...→

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

A Crystal Lake man has been charged with trying to stab another man to death during a home invasion Thursday in an unincorporated area near the northwest suburb. Read full article: Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, ...→

Man charged with attempted murder in Crystal Lake stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder in Crystal Lake stabbing

A Crystal Lake man has been charged with attempted first degree murder, home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated domestic battery and two counts of aggravated battery following the stabbing of another man in Crystal Lake. Read full article: Man charged with attempted murder in Cry...→

Crystal Lake man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

Crystal Lake man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

A Crystal Lake man stabbed a 29-year-old man who was helicoptered to a hospital Thursday, the McHenry County sheriff's office said Friday. Read full article: Crystal Lake man charged with attempted ...→

Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch

Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch

Urban Phoenix Cafe tucks Spam, cream cheese, and Hot Cheetos into tortillas. Read full article: Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch...→

Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ Freund's Crystal Lake home at no charge

Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ Freund's Crystal Lake home at no charge

The Crystal Lake home where prosecutors say 5-year-old AJ Freund was killed by his parents in April could be demolished in 30 to 60 days, after city officials accepted a demolition firm's offer to tear down the structure for free. Read full article: Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ F...→

Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton earns the Distinguished Toastmaster Award

Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton earns the Distinguished Toastmaster Award

Crystal Lake Toastmasters Club No. 2724 is proud to announce that Joan Walton has earned the prestigious Distinguished Toastmaster Award from Toastmasters International. Read full article: Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton ear...→

Authorities continue to investigate fatal shooting outside Spring Lake Park restaurant

No one has been arrested following a shooting that left one person dead and seven others injured outside a Thai restaurant in Spring Lake Park, sheriff’s officials said Monday. An altercation betwe… Read full article: Authorities continue to investigate fata...→

50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man who repeatedly assaulted child

50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man who repeatedly assaulted child

A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting and abusing a child during a 13-year period. Read full article: 50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man wh...→

Crystal Lake private basketball coach arrested for sexual assault

Crystal Lake private basketball coach arrested for sexual assault

A suburban basketball skills coach is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy he had been training. Diamond Hood, 24, of Mundelein, a former skills coach with Pure Sweat Basketball in Crystal Lake, was arrested Dec. 12 charged with criminal sexual assault stemming from a Dec. 4 meeting with the teen. Read full article: Crystal Lake private basketball coach ar...→

Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crystal Lake, Lego Train Show rolls into Cantigny

Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crystal Lake, Lego Train Show rolls into Cantigny

Five fun weekend events: Jane Lynch brings "A Swingin' Little Christmas" to Crystal Lake's Raue, the 17th annual Lego Train Show opens at Wheaton's Cantigny, and the Ruth Page Civic Ballet revives "The Nutcracker" in Grayslake. Read full article: Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crysta...→

Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaurant — It’s a Revolution of the Form | Cafe | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaurant — It’s a Revolution of the Form | Cafe | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

December 11, 2019 Dining » Cafe... A selection of items from Indo, pictured from top to bottom, left to right: short rib curry, shrimp toast, benitoro, shima aji, laarb and salmon sashimi. Read full article: Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaura...→

Crystal Bar & Restaurant

In a spot that was formerly a Long John Silver's, and a bakery, Crystal Bar & Restaurant serves Vietnamese and Chinese food along South Kingshighway. With a large patio in front and an ample dining room, Crystal offers an expansive menu of Asian dishes. While the Chinese menu consists mostly of familiar items such as cashew chicken and Mongolian beef, it is the Vietnamese menu that offers a wider array of cuisine. Appetizers include minced pork rolls called cha gio and other spring rolls with pork or shrimp, bi cuon and goi cuon. A small pho menu is also available. Crystal's Vietnamese entrées feature several different bun items, vermicelli with pork or shrimp or beef and other ingredients. Specialties include ca kho to, catfish cooked and seasoned in a clay pot, and tom hum xao gung, stir-fried lobster with onions and garlic. Crystal has a large parking lot that surrounds the building. Read full article: Crystal Bar & Restaurant...→

Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crystal Lake fentanyl overdose

Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crystal Lake fentanyl overdose

Kane Kellett, 34, pleaded guilty to a felony count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance Dec. 5 before McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge. Read full article: Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crys...→

2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Square restaurant Border Cafe

2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Square restaurant Border Cafe

Harvard Square filled with smoke and firefighter running hose lines ran down the street on Sunday afternoon after a two-alarm blaze broke at Border Cafe, a popular Tex-Mex restaurant on Church Stre… Read full article: 2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Squar...→

Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns Nov. 30 in Crystal Lake

Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns Nov. 30 in Crystal Lake

Vendors with Splendor invites you to the third annual Small Business Saturday Holiday Craft and Vendor Event on Saturday, Nov. 30. Read full article: Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns N...→

9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overdose that killed woman

9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overdose that killed woman

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday for providing a a dose of fentanyl-laced heroin that killed a woman in March. Read full article: 9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overd...→

Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives first gold coin of the season

Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives first gold coin of the season

Continuing a centuries-old Chicagoland holiday season tradition, The Salvation Army Red Kettle bell-ringing campaign kicked off earlier this month with and received its first gold coin of the season. Read full article: Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives fir...→

David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stabbing

David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stabbing

David Lepey, 23, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery. Read full article: David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stab...→

Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins semifinal, will defend state title against Benet

Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins semifinal, will defend state title against Benet

Crystal Lake South defeated Troy Triad 2-0 Friday in one semifinal of the Class 2A boys soccer state tournament at Hoffman Estates. The defending champion Gators will face Benet at 1 p.m. Saturday for the state championship. Read full article: Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins sem...→

How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led To Love & An Uptown Restaurant

How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led To Love & An Uptown Restaurant

Not many restaurant stories start with a run around a Minneapolis lake, but Kate Sidoti wouldn't live in Minnesota, running her own restaurant, if not for that one single moment when she saw the man who would become her husband. Read full article: How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led...→

Crystal Lake police investigating attempted abduction

Crystal Lake police investigating attempted abduction

Crystal Lake detectives are investigating an attempted child abduction, authorities said. Read full article: Crystal Lake police investigating attemp...→

One hurt in Crystal Lake crash

One hurt in Crystal Lake crash

One person was hurt in a crash in Crystal Lake Saturday night and had to be cut out of their car, authorities said. Read full article: One hurt in Crystal Lake crash...→

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

Two child welfare employees who oversaw AJ Freund’s case for months before his murder are no longer employed by the agency. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services confirmed Friday that Carlos Acosta and his supervisor Andre Read full article: Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, ...→

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, home invasion

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, home invasion

The victim, 29, was taken to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry and then airlifted to Condell Hospital in Libertyville, where he remains in serious condition. Read full article: Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, ...→

IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother now can't be treated for mental illness

IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother now can't be treated for mental illness

The Illinois Department of Human Services is unable to provide mental health care to a Crystal Lake man who stabbed his mother to death in 2010 and whose health rapidly deteriorated in the past year, his attorney said. Read full article: IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother...→

Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Street Cafe and ‘Retiring’ From Restaurant Ownership

Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Street Cafe and ‘Retiring’ From Restaurant Ownership

Well, we have our first big restaurant closing(s) of the year. Chef Stephan Pyles is closing Flora Street Cafe and its tasting menu restaurant Fauna on Jan. 2. A press release stated that Pyles is transitioning from “restaurant ownership and operations to focus on hospitality consulting.” His publicist, Lisa Endicott, says he is retiring from ownership but “not from creating.”… Read full article: Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Stre...→

VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel restaurant in downtown Birmingham

VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel restaurant in downtown Birmingham

A car slammed into Triple Nickel, a restaurant located in downtown Birmingham, Monday morning. Read full article: VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel rest...→

Crystal Lake private basketball coach charged with sexual assault

Crystal Lake private basketball coach charged with sexual assault

A suburban basketball skills coach is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy he had been training. Diamond Hood, 24, of Mundelein, a former skills coach with Pure Sweat Basketball in Crystal Lake, was arrested Dec. 12 and charged with criminal sexual assault stemming from a Dec. 4 meeting with the teen. Read full article: Crystal Lake private basketball coach ch...→

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner dies

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner dies

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner, who held several public service positions in his life, died Friday after suffering a heart attack three days earlier. He was 64. Read full article: Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner ...→

Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Crystal Lake

Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Crystal Lake

About 200 firefighters, scouts, parents and onlookers Saturday at the Pingree Road station in Crystal Lake greeted children with life-threatening illneess on the North Pole Express train Read full article: Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Cry...→

Operation North Pole to make a stop in Crystal Lake Dec. 14

Operation North Pole to make a stop in Crystal Lake Dec. 14

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department along with other McHenry County area fire and police departments will be participating in Operation North Pole. It is a special day for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Read full article: Operation North Pole to make a stop in C...→

Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Jane Lynch plays Batavia, Crystal Lake & Chicago

Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Jane Lynch plays Batavia, Crystal Lake & Chicago

The national tour of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" returns to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, Jane Lynch and friends perform "A Swingin' Little Christmas" in Batavia, Crystal Lake and Chicago, and the Best Martini in the 'Burbs Mix-off returns to Schaumburg on Monday. Read full article: Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Ja...→

Second person gets prison in March overdose death of Crystal Lake woman

Second person gets prison in March overdose death of Crystal Lake woman

A second person has been sentenced to prison for his role in a heroin-fentanyl overdose death of a 32-year-old woman in Crystal Lake earlier this year. Read full article: Second person gets prison in March overd...→

No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake house

No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake house

The court-ordered sale of the vacant Crystal Lake house where prosecutors say 5-year-old AJ Freund was killed by his parents drew no outside interest Thursday and took less than a minute to complete. Read full article: No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake h...→

Crystal City’s restaurant row hits roadblocks in Crystal House expansion | WTOP

Owners of those restaurants along the strip started ramping up their opposition to the Crystal House plans in October. Read full article: Crystal City’s restaurant row hits roadb...→

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing

David Lepey, 23, of Crystal Lake, was taken to McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing, police said. Read full article: Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing...→

Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake South to complete playoff clean sheet

Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake South to complete playoff clean sheet

Benet defeated Crystal Lake South in the Class 2A boys soccer championship match in Hoffman Estates. Read full article: Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake So...→

How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led To Love & An Uptown Restaurant

How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led To Love & An Uptown Restaurant

Not many restaurant stories start with a run around a Minneapolis lake, but Kate Sidoti wouldn't live in Minnesota, running her own restaurant, if not for that one single moment when she saw the man who would become her husband. Read full article: How A Walk Around A Minneapolis Lake Led...→

‘Coneheads’ restaurant review - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

If you haven’t tried ‘Coneheads’ in East Nashville yet, what are you waiting for? They are officially open and ready for you to “consume mass quantities.” Read full article: ‘Coneheads’ restaurant review - Nashvill...→

Crystal Lake police investigating attempted abduction

Crystal Lake police investigating attempted abduction

Crystal Lake detectives are investigating an attempted child abduction, authorities said. Read full article: Crystal Lake police investigating attemp...→

Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crystal Lake Fentanyl Overdose

Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crystal Lake Fentanyl Overdose

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to seven years in prison for drug charges related to a fatal overdose earlier this year in the northwest suburb. Read full article: Man Gets 7 Years For Drug Charge in Crys...→

One hurt in Crystal Lake crash

One hurt in Crystal Lake crash

One person was hurt in a crash in Crystal Lake Saturday night and had to be cut out of their car, authorities said. Read full article: One hurt in Crystal Lake crash...→

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

A Crystal Lake man has been charged with trying to stab another man to death during a home invasion Thursday in an unincorporated area near the northwest suburb. Read full article: Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, ...→

Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, Home Invasion

Two child welfare employees who oversaw AJ Freund’s case for months before his murder are no longer employed by the agency. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services confirmed Friday that Carlos Acosta and his supervisor Andre Read full article: Man Charged With Crystal Lake Stabbing, ...→

Man charged with attempted murder in Crystal Lake stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder in Crystal Lake stabbing

A Crystal Lake man has been charged with attempted first degree murder, home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated domestic battery and two counts of aggravated battery following the stabbing of another man in Crystal Lake. Read full article: Man charged with attempted murder in Cry...→

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, home invasion

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, home invasion

The victim, 29, was taken to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry and then airlifted to Condell Hospital in Libertyville, where he remains in serious condition. Read full article: Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing, ...→

Crystal Lake man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

Crystal Lake man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

A Crystal Lake man stabbed a 29-year-old man who was helicoptered to a hospital Thursday, the McHenry County sheriff's office said Friday. Read full article: Crystal Lake man charged with attempted ...→

Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch

Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch

Urban Phoenix Cafe tucks Spam, cream cheese, and Hot Cheetos into tortillas. Read full article: Cafe Review: Tacos With a Circus Touch...→

IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother now can't be treated for mental illness

IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother now can't be treated for mental illness

The Illinois Department of Human Services is unable to provide mental health care to a Crystal Lake man who stabbed his mother to death in 2010 and whose health rapidly deteriorated in the past year, his attorney said. Read full article: IDHS: Crystal Lake man who killed mother...→

Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ Freund's Crystal Lake home at no charge

Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ Freund's Crystal Lake home at no charge

The Crystal Lake home where prosecutors say 5-year-old AJ Freund was killed by his parents in April could be demolished in 30 to 60 days, after city officials accepted a demolition firm's offer to tear down the structure for free. Read full article: Demolition firm agrees to tear down AJ F...→

Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Street Cafe and ‘Retiring’ From Restaurant Ownership

Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Street Cafe and ‘Retiring’ From Restaurant Ownership

Well, we have our first big restaurant closing(s) of the year. Chef Stephan Pyles is closing Flora Street Cafe and its tasting menu restaurant Fauna on Jan. 2. A press release stated that Pyles is transitioning from “restaurant ownership and operations to focus on hospitality consulting.” His publicist, Lisa Endicott, says he is retiring from ownership but “not from creating.”… Read full article: Chef Stephan Pyles is Closing Flora Stre...→

Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton earns the Distinguished Toastmaster Award

Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton earns the Distinguished Toastmaster Award

Crystal Lake Toastmasters Club No. 2724 is proud to announce that Joan Walton has earned the prestigious Distinguished Toastmaster Award from Toastmasters International. Read full article: Crystal Lake Toastmaster Joan Walton ear...→

Authorities continue to investigate fatal shooting outside Spring Lake Park restaurant

No one has been arrested following a shooting that left one person dead and seven others injured outside a Thai restaurant in Spring Lake Park, sheriff’s officials said Monday. An altercation betwe… Read full article: Authorities continue to investigate fata...→

VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel restaurant in downtown Birmingham

VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel restaurant in downtown Birmingham

A car slammed into Triple Nickel, a restaurant located in downtown Birmingham, Monday morning. Read full article: VIDEO: Car slams into Triple Nickel rest...→

50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man who repeatedly assaulted child

50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man who repeatedly assaulted child

A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting and abusing a child during a 13-year period. Read full article: 50-year sentence for Crystal Lake man wh...→

Crystal Lake private basketball coach charged with sexual assault

Crystal Lake private basketball coach charged with sexual assault

A suburban basketball skills coach is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy he had been training. Diamond Hood, 24, of Mundelein, a former skills coach with Pure Sweat Basketball in Crystal Lake, was arrested Dec. 12 and charged with criminal sexual assault stemming from a Dec. 4 meeting with the teen. Read full article: Crystal Lake private basketball coach ch...→

Crystal Lake private basketball coach arrested for sexual assault

Crystal Lake private basketball coach arrested for sexual assault

A suburban basketball skills coach is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy he had been training. Diamond Hood, 24, of Mundelein, a former skills coach with Pure Sweat Basketball in Crystal Lake, was arrested Dec. 12 charged with criminal sexual assault stemming from a Dec. 4 meeting with the teen. Read full article: Crystal Lake private basketball coach ar...→

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner dies

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner dies

Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner, who held several public service positions in his life, died Friday after suffering a heart attack three days earlier. He was 64. Read full article: Former Crystal Lake Mayor Robert Wagner ...→

Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Crystal Lake

Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Crystal Lake

About 200 firefighters, scouts, parents and onlookers Saturday at the Pingree Road station in Crystal Lake greeted children with life-threatening illneess on the North Pole Express train Read full article: Hundreds greet North Pole Express in Cry...→

Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crystal Lake, Lego Train Show rolls into Cantigny

Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crystal Lake, Lego Train Show rolls into Cantigny

Five fun weekend events: Jane Lynch brings "A Swingin' Little Christmas" to Crystal Lake's Raue, the 17th annual Lego Train Show opens at Wheaton's Cantigny, and the Ruth Page Civic Ballet revives "The Nutcracker" in Grayslake. Read full article: Weekend at play: Jane Lynch plays Crysta...→

Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaurant — It’s a Revolution of the Form | Cafe | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaurant — It’s a Revolution of the Form | Cafe | St. Louis | St. Louis News and Events | Riverfront Times

December 11, 2019 Dining » Cafe... A selection of items from Indo, pictured from top to bottom, left to right: short rib curry, shrimp toast, benitoro, shima aji, laarb and salmon sashimi. Read full article: Nick Bognar’s Indo is More Than Restaura...→

Operation North Pole to make a stop in Crystal Lake Dec. 14

Operation North Pole to make a stop in Crystal Lake Dec. 14

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department along with other McHenry County area fire and police departments will be participating in Operation North Pole. It is a special day for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Read full article: Operation North Pole to make a stop in C...→

Crystal Bar & Restaurant

In a spot that was formerly a Long John Silver's, and a bakery, Crystal Bar & Restaurant serves Vietnamese and Chinese food along South Kingshighway. With a large patio in front and an ample dining room, Crystal offers an expansive menu of Asian dishes. While the Chinese menu consists mostly of familiar items such as cashew chicken and Mongolian beef, it is the Vietnamese menu that offers a wider array of cuisine. Appetizers include minced pork rolls called cha gio and other spring rolls with pork or shrimp, bi cuon and goi cuon. A small pho menu is also available. Crystal's Vietnamese entrées feature several different bun items, vermicelli with pork or shrimp or beef and other ingredients. Specialties include ca kho to, catfish cooked and seasoned in a clay pot, and tom hum xao gung, stir-fried lobster with onions and garlic. Crystal has a large parking lot that surrounds the building. Read full article: Crystal Bar & Restaurant...→

Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Jane Lynch plays Batavia, Crystal Lake & Chicago

Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Jane Lynch plays Batavia, Crystal Lake & Chicago

The national tour of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" returns to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, Jane Lynch and friends perform "A Swingin' Little Christmas" in Batavia, Crystal Lake and Chicago, and the Best Martini in the 'Burbs Mix-off returns to Schaumburg on Monday. Read full article: Best bets: 'White Christmas' returns; Ja...→

Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crystal Lake fentanyl overdose

Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crystal Lake fentanyl overdose

Kane Kellett, 34, pleaded guilty to a felony count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance Dec. 5 before McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge. Read full article: Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crys...→

Second person gets prison in March overdose death of Crystal Lake woman

Second person gets prison in March overdose death of Crystal Lake woman

A second person has been sentenced to prison for his role in a heroin-fentanyl overdose death of a 32-year-old woman in Crystal Lake earlier this year. Read full article: Second person gets prison in March overd...→

2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Square restaurant Border Cafe

2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Square restaurant Border Cafe

Harvard Square filled with smoke and firefighter running hose lines ran down the street on Sunday afternoon after a two-alarm blaze broke at Border Cafe, a popular Tex-Mex restaurant on Church Stre… Read full article: 2-Alarm fire breaks out at Harvard Squar...→

Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns Nov. 30 in Crystal Lake

Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns Nov. 30 in Crystal Lake

Vendors with Splendor invites you to the third annual Small Business Saturday Holiday Craft and Vendor Event on Saturday, Nov. 30. Read full article: Holiday Craft and Vendor Event returns N...→

No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake house

No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake house

The court-ordered sale of the vacant Crystal Lake house where prosecutors say 5-year-old AJ Freund was killed by his parents drew no outside interest Thursday and took less than a minute to complete. Read full article: No buyers for AJ's former Crystal Lake h...→

9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overdose that killed woman

9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overdose that killed woman

A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday for providing a a dose of fentanyl-laced heroin that killed a woman in March. Read full article: 9 years in prison for Crystal Lake overd...→

Crystal City’s restaurant row hits roadblocks in Crystal House expansion | WTOP

Owners of those restaurants along the strip started ramping up their opposition to the Crystal House plans in October. Read full article: Crystal City’s restaurant row hits roadb...→

Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives first gold coin of the season

Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives first gold coin of the season

Continuing a centuries-old Chicagoland holiday season tradition, The Salvation Army Red Kettle bell-ringing campaign kicked off earlier this month with and received its first gold coin of the season. Read full article: Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives fir...→

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing

Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing

David Lepey, 23, of Crystal Lake, was taken to McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing, police said. Read full article: Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing...→

David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stabbing

David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stabbing

David Lepey, 23, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery. Read full article: David Lepey Charged In Crystal Lake Stab...→

Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake South to complete playoff clean sheet

Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake South to complete playoff clean sheet

Benet defeated Crystal Lake South in the Class 2A boys soccer championship match in Hoffman Estates. Read full article: Boys soccer: Benet beats Crystal Lake So...→

Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins semifinal, will defend state title against Benet

Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins semifinal, will defend state title against Benet

Crystal Lake South defeated Troy Triad 2-0 Friday in one semifinal of the Class 2A boys soccer state tournament at Hoffman Estates. The defending champion Gators will face Benet at 1 p.m. Saturday for the state championship. Read full article: Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South wins sem...→