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  • Purple Heart awards given to injured McHenry County deputies

    WOODSTOCK – As is said about a Purple Heart, it’s an award no one ever wants to receive. As McHenry ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago man indicted on charges in Huntley bank robbery, two others

    ROCKFORD – A Chicago man is facing three federal charges after allegedly robbing multiple banks, one of which was in Huntley, federal officials said.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Harvard man accused of threatening to light someone on fire

    HARVARD – A Harvard man was arrested Nov. 11 after police said he threatened to light a household member on fire, then proceeded to spray and ignite l ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Woman reportedly attacked at Algonquin Commons

    ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Police Department is investigating an incident involving a woman who described being attacked by three people Friday in the ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Deceased former suspect's role in Brian Carrick murder still debated

    His family and the attorney looking to overturn Mario Casciaro’s murder conviction have been pointing the finger at another man, as they raise questio ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Woodstock police plan extra seat belt enforcement for Thanksgiving weekend

    WOODSTOCK – Police in Woodstock will be doing extra seat belt enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday, the department recently announced.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Barrington Hills police officer's Lake in the Hills domestic battery charges dropped

    WOODSTOCK – Misdemeanor domestic battery charges against a Barrington Hills police officer have been dropped, his attorney said.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Crystal Lake lawyer gets 9 years for embezzling $1.2M, including money meant for sick children

    WOODSTOCK – According to prosecutors, there were two kinds of people whom attorney Curt Rehberg embezzled money from.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Woodstock man accused of sexually abusing 3 juveniles

    A Woodstock man has been charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of three juvenile acquaintances, the McHenry County Sheriff's Of ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Johnsburg murder case: Mario Casciaro, Shane Lamb making moves in court

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys for Mario Casciaro are asking that evidence collected from a 2002 death investigation be DNA tested, while Shane Lamb is asking ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Wife from Woodstock prostitution murder gets 3 years for probation violation

    WOODSTOCK – A woman who made a false police report in connection with a 2011 homicide investigation will spend time behind bars after having her proba ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Holiday Hills man pleads not guilty in shooting of McHenry County deputies

    WOODSTOCK – A Holiday Hills man accused of shooting two sheriff's deputies formally pleaded not guilty to all charges.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • McHenry fugitive who rammed vehicle to escape caught in Lake Geneva

    A McHenry fugitive who evaded police last month by ramming a police vehicle was arrested Thursday in Wisconsin, McHenry County sheriff’s police said.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:52 am
  • Cook County judge declares mistrial in Illinois baby's strangling death

    CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Hanover Park woman charged with strangling her newborn baby to death almost thr ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Bellflower man gets 285 years for sex assaults of 2 Illinois boys

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 285 years in prison for a series of sexual assaults on two minor boys.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 9:24 am
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