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  • Ex-owner of traveling zoo sued in case involving horses

    By BRENDA SCHORY - bschory@shawmedia.comST. CHARLES – The former owner of a petting zoo, who previou ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Lawsuit alleges Centegra fired nurses to save on health care

    Three former employees of Centegra Health System allege in lawsuits that the company illegally fired them to save money on health care expenses.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Crystal Lake man sentenced to nearly 5 years for fraud

    ROCKFORD – A Crystal Lake man was sentenced Friday to just under five years in prison for a fraud involving a secret shopper scheme, according to a ne ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Iowa man charged after road rage stabbing in Volo

    VOLO – A 45-year-old Iowa man overcome with road rage in Volo allegedly stabbed another man in the leg, requiring police to control the bleeding until ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Volunteer helps clean racist graffiti on McHenry home

    McHENRY – The racially charged graffiti that marred the garage of a McHenry home has been power washed away and painted over thanks to a helping hand.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Wonder Lake liquor store burglary suspects sought by McHenry County authorities

    WONDER LAKE – Crime Stoppers McHenry County and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information about two people who broke into a Wond ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Crystal Lake lawyer charged with stealing $1.2M admits to embezzling

    WOODSTOCK – David Hanson and Martin Ochwat make for strange bedfellows. Outside a McHenry County co ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • McHenry woman charged with prostitution at massage parlor

    McHENRY – A McHenry woman was arrested Wednesday after she offered to perform a sex act on an undercover McHenry police officer in exchange for money, ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Former Illinois teacher, coach admits to sexual misconduct with girls

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southern Illinois math teacher and cross country coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges involving sexu ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Highland Park driver who huffed cleaner sentenced for killing girl, 5

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A suburban Chicago woman was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for driving onto a sidewalk and killing a 5-year-old girl af ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • McHenry home used as private day care vandalized with racial slur, threat

    McHENRY – A McHenry home and private day care was vandalized with a death threat and a racial slur Wednesday morning, police and the homeowner said.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Former McHenry County sergeant sentenced to 50 years for sex crimes involving young boy

    ROCKFORD – A federal judge had harsh words and choice adjectives for the sex crimes committed by a one-time McHenry County sheriff’s sergeant.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • McHenry East teacher fired, accused of taking upskirt photo of student

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry high school teacher was fired in the wake of criminal allegations he took a photograph of a student’s undergarments.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Woodstock man accused of sexually assaulting young girl

    WOODSTOCK — Police arrested a Woodstock man on allegations he engaged in sex acts with a young girl.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Mundelein teen charged with reckless conduct in Marengo rollover crash

    MARENGO – Two people were taken to an area hospital and a Mundelein man was arrested on charges of reckless conduct after a Saturday rollover crash, p ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:26 pm
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