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  • Ex-Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in heroin OD

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff's Deputies have charged a former Crystal Lake man with delivering a fatal dose of heroin to a McHenry woman.
    July 27, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Illinois law protects police, jails when denying medical marijuana to inmates, arrestees

    WOODSTOCK – A bill introduced by a McHenry County state representative that closed a medical marijuana loophole received the governor’s signature last ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • County judge awards attorney’s fees in settlement with sheriff’s office

    WOODSTOCK – A local online newspaper publisher who sued the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office over a Freedom of Information Act violation was granted a ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompts McHenry County reviews of sign rules

    A small Arizona church’s court victory over a city sign ordinance is forcing local governments to examine their own rules to ensure compliance.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • McHenry County Board OKs proposal making adding cops to SWAT team easier

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board loosened some of the red tape the sheriff’s office will have to navigate to augment its SWAT team with officers f ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • 14 McHenry County lawyers seek open judge position

    WOODSTOCK – Fourteen local attorneys filed applications for an open spot on the bench in McHenry County’s 22nd Judicial Circuit.
    July 23, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Crystal Lake teen crashes stolen golf cart in Lake in the Hills, police say

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – An 18-year-old Crystal Lake man's joy ride on a stolen golf cart ended Wednesday when he crashed into a pole in Lake in the Hills, ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Huntley police investigate string of work van burglaries

    HUNTLEY – Huntley police are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins that ended with more than $10,000 in tools being stolen from work vans.
    July 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office seeks volunteers for citizen police academy

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its Citizen Police Academy, an 11-week volunteer program.
    July 22, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court allows vacancy on McHenry County bench to be filled

    WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Supreme Court authorized McHenry County's 22nd Judicial Circuit to post a second opening for an associate judge.
    July 21, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Teen girl attacked by man while jogging in Lake Barrington area

    LAKE BARRINGTON – A 16-year-old girl was attacked by an unknown man while jogging in unincorporated Lake Barrington.
    July 20, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • McHenry County sheriff seeking to open SWAT to area municipal officers

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim is asking the County Board for permission to make it easier to augment the sheriff’s office SWAT team wit ...
    July 18, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff's police did illegal search of Wonder Lake home, judge rules

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors dismissed serious drug charges for a Wonder Lake couple after a judge determined the search of their residence was warrantless ...
    July 18, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Probation ordered for Woodstock man who recorded girl in bathroom

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man left the McHenry County Jail on Thursday to begin serving a two-year probation sentence for recording a young girl in a ba ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • McHenry County court costs lawsuit dismissed in federal court

    A multimillion dollar lawsuit alleging the McHenry County circuit clerk improperly assessed fines on criminal defendants was dismissed this week in fe ...
    July 16, 2015 - 12:11 am
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