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Crime and Courts

  • Wrongful death lawsuit targets The Broken Oar

    WOODSTOCK – The family of a man killed in car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in McHenry County against the bar that sold alcohol to his driv ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • For 13 plaintiffs, pollution lawsuits came too late

    Sandy Wierschke was supposed to be dead six months after her brain cancer diagnosis.That was eight y ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Victim of fatal DUI: 'I hope he finds peace'

    WOODSTOCK – Before Thomas Burleson sat a broken man. That man – Walter J. Depner – killed Burleson’ ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Bond increased for counselor accused of sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge had harsh words for the Woodstock man accused of sex crimes with a young boy, after the defendant contacted the boy ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Woodstock teen gets probation for role in sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock High School teenager who admitted to a sex act with a 15-year-old girl that his alleged accomplices recorded left the McHenry ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Parolee arrested in Crystal Lake with crack cocaine

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A parolee was arrested Tuesday in Crystal Lake after being found in possession of 58 grams of crack cocaine, according to the McHenry C ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Spring Grove police warn of IRS telephone scam

    SPRING GROVE – The Spring Grove Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • First McCullom Lake brain cancer plaintiff gets new trial

    After almost four years, the first of 33 plaintiffs in the McCullom Lake brain cancer lawsuits is getting a new trial against specialty chemical compa ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Algonquin man arrested on heroin-related charges

    ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin man was recently arrested after two grams of heroin were recovered from the vehicle he was driving, McHenry County sheriff's ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Chicago man wanted on downstate murder charge apprehended in Lake in the Hills

    WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Chicago man wanted for a downstate murder was apprehended Monday in McHenry County.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • As most localities’ DUI arrests drop, Bull Valley’s soar

    BULL VALLEY – There’s a perfect storm brewing in Bull Valley. Geography, diverted resources, and low ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Sheriff's office responds to 'concerning' messages at Riley Elementary

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office responded to Riley Elementary School in unincorporated Marengo on Thursday to respond to statements on ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Algonquin man sentenced to 25 years on sex charges

    WOODSTOCK – Thomas Reed, a man convicted of raping his former girlfriend's young daughter, admitted to a sex evaluator that he still fantasized about ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Shane Lamb rejects state offer; trial set

    WOODSTOCK – Standing before the judge and eyeing at the prosecutor who once offered him immunity on first-degree murder charges, Shane Lamb called the ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Roselle man admits to sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A 22-year-old Roselle man admitted to sex crimes with a young girl and received three years behind bars.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm
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