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  • Holiday Hills shooting trial for Scott Peters will begin Tuesday

    WOODSTOCK – Opening arguments are planned for Tuesday in the trial of Scott B. Peters, the Holiday Hills man accused of shooting and injuring two McHe ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Appellate court hears Mario Casciaro's Johnsburg murder appeal

    ELGIN – Attorneys made oral arguments Monday before a panel of three judges who will now decide whether to overturn or affirm the first-degree murder ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Woodstock father accused of shaking 4-month-old baby, fracturing boy's skull

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces aggravated battery charges after he allegedly shook his 4-month-old son violently and fractured the baby’s skull, po ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Judge orders commitment of Woodstock man as sexually violent person

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge on Friday ordered the civil commitment of a Woodstock convicted sex offender with an admitted sexual foot fetish.
    April 24, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Police investigating McHenry bank robbery at BMO Harris (with video)

    McHENRY – The McHenry Police Department is investigating a robbery Friday at the BMO Harris Bank on Richmond Road in McHenry, police said.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Huntley husband accused in beating death sought medical help for wife, documents show

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County court documents reveal new details in the first-degree murder case of a Huntley man accused in the beating death of his wif ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Former McHenry County coroner wants county to pay for her defense

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge ordered officials to hold off on the burial of "Baby Doe," while the former Coroner asked for a special prosecutor ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Crystal Lake sets up online reporting system for minor crimes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Victims of some minor criminal incidents can now file a report online instead of having to file one in person with a police officer.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Probation, jail ordered for former Lakemoor man's guilty plea to sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A former Lakemoor man was sentenced to two years probation and six months in jail and must register for life as a sex offender for nearly ...
    April 23, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • No uniformed officers, wheelchair for accused Holiday Hills shooter at trial, judge rules

    WOODSTOCK – Off-duty officers cannot be in uniform to observe the trial for Scott B. Peters because their presence in the courtroom could sway a jury, ...
    April 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Labor union: McHenry County Board violated Open Meetings Act in Rauner meeting

    WOODSTOCK – A local labor union says McHenry County Board members violated the Open Meetings Act when they met privately with the governor, then later ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Scott Peters attorney: Potential witness conflict in Holiday Hills shooting case

    WOODSTOCK – A potential witness disclosed by prosecutors presents a conflict for attorneys representing Scott Peters, his public defenders told a judg ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • McHenry police search for man who robbed Subway at gunpoint

    McHENRY – McHenry police are asking for the public’s help to find a man who robbed a Subway at gunpoint Sunday.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Family sues driver in alleged DUI death of McHenry 17-year-old

    WOODSTOCK – The surviving family members of a 17-year-old killed by an alleged drunken driver has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
    April 17, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Judge: McHenry County Sheriff's Office keeps seized Outlaws leather vests, patches

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sided with the government in its forfeiture case against the Outlaw Motorcycle Club, although the attorney for the ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:03 pm
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