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Crime and Courts

  • Vacancy on McHenry County bench makes for shifting judge assignments

    WOODSTOCK – Now that one judge is retired and another is planning to do so this fall, judges in the 22nd Circuit are playing musical chambers to fill ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • McHenry County coroner case 'convoluted' as attorneys sort out legal representation

    WOODSTOCK – The case involving criminal charges against the former McHenry County coroner keeps getting more complicated as one conflict has led to an ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Carpentersville man charged with armed robbery of liquor store

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A 28-year-old Carpentersville man has been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Carpentersville liquor store, police sa ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Crystal Lake police upgrade charges to attempted murder for man shot by officer

    WOODSTOCK – The man who was shot by police and accused of wielding a knife at an officer now is facing a criminal charge of attempted murder of a poli ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Outlaw Motorcycle Club gets vest seized after Wonder Lake bar fight returned

    WOODSTOCK – One of the leather vests seized from Outlaw Motorcycle Club members was returned to the club as the appeal over the remaining three is pen ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooter's wife says McHenry County jail violated contact order

    WOODSTOCK – A day after sentencing Scott B. Peters to what amounts to life in prison, a McHenry County judge apologized to Peters' wife because the ja ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooter gets 135 years for shooting McHenry County deputies

    WOODSTOCK – The Holiday Hills shooter convicted of ambushing sheriff’s deputies who responded to his home in the middle of the night will spend the re ...
    June 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Man shot by Crystal Lake police officer faces felony domestic battery, invasion charges

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police announced charges Wednesday against a 29-year-old man shot by an officer responding to a domestic violence incident ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Woodstock man faces theft, weapons charges in alleged drug debt dispute

    WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Woodstock man faces theft and other charges after a dispute over an alleged drug debt, police said.
    June 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Former Crystal Lake woman gets probation for 2nd animal cruelty conviction

    WOODSTOCK – A Mount Prospect woman convicted of starving horses in her care was sentenced Wednesday to probation and six months in jail.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Cary police looking for information after reported burglaries

    CARY – The Cary Police Department is seeking information after several reported burglaries this week, according to a department news release.
    June 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Former McHenry County coroner's lawyer will be paid $150 an hour

    WOODSTOCK – The private attorney who will be appointed to defend a former McHenry County coroner on felony charges could be paid at a rate of $150 an ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Prosecutors seek to seize Huntley homes related to alleged drug ring

    WOODSTOCK – Court documents revealed more details on an alleged drug ring as prosecutors made moves to seize several Huntley homes believed to be invo ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Police mum on more details from Crystal Lake officer's shooting of suspect

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Officials with the Crystal Lake Police Department and Illinois State Police are withholding the name of the officer who shot a 29-year- ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Woodstock teen sentenced for role in videotaped gang rape of 15-year-old

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge had harsh words for a young man she sentenced Tuesday for his role in a videotaped gang rape of a teenager.
    June 24, 2015 - 12:33 am
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