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  • Crystal Lake man wanted after police standoff turns himself in

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man whom police were pursuing Tuesday after a dispute that resulted in hours of neighborhood police activity turned hims ...
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Former Woodstock middle school principal accused of stealing from PTO

    WOODSTOCK – The former principal of Northwood Middle School in Woodstock has been charged with two counts of theft over $500 and one count of forgery.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Vigil planned for slain Fox Lake police officer as manhunt continues

    FOX LAKE – A day after losing one of its own, the community of about 10,000 people and supporters will gather to honor a fallen police lieutenant.
    UPDATED: Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Elgin man accused of making bomb threat to Kane County Circuit Clerk's office

    A 21-year-old Elgin man has been charged after a suspicious incident involving a threat to blow up the Kane County Circuit Clerk's office, the Kane Co ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Fox Lake manhunt: Police hope surveillance video leads to shooting suspects’ capture (with video)

    FOX LAKE – Authorities are hoping surveillance footage and tips from the public will provide the clues they need to find the three men involved in the ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • Fox Lake police officer killed just miles from Holiday Hills shooting site (with video)

    FOX LAKE – More than a hundred police officers scoured terrain only miles from the site of another manhunt that occurred less than a year before, but ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 6:46 am
  • Crystal Lake police investigating possible stabbing in Coventry subdivision (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police are investigating a physical altercation – possibly a stabbing or slashing – that injured two males in a Crystal La ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Algonquin man accused of lighting wife's closet on fire after she files for divorce

    WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin man intentionally set fire to his wife’s closet in an attempt to burn her clothes, prosecutors said in court documents chargi ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Illinois sexual assault victims won't have to pay for rape kits, new law ensures

    Victims of sexual assault and battery should not and will not pay for rape kits under a law signed last week in Springfield.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • 2 Marengo men charged after landscaping burglaries

    Two Marengo men were charged Friday after several burglaries of commercial lawn equipment were reported in the McHenry County area, according to the M ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Carpentersville woman accused of using knife to slash boyfriend, his truck's tires

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A 26-year-old Carpentersville woman faces felony charges after police said she slashed her boyfriend with a kitchen knife Thursday.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • 70-year-old McHenry man accused of luring boy into his apartment

    WOODSTOCK – A 70-year-old McHenry man is facing felony charges for allegedly luring a boy into his apartment.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Harvard man accused of fondling underage girl

    HARVARD – A Harvard man is accused of fondling an underage female. According to reports provided by ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Former Cary man admits fondling 4-year-old girl

    WOODSTOCK – A 21-year-old faces three to seven years in prison after admitting Thursday to allegations that he fondled a young girl.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • McHenry County Circuit court to start e-file for criminal case documents

    WOODSTOCK – Beginning next month, McHenry County's Circuit Clerk will accept electronic filings in criminal cases, making it one of only a handful of ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:27 am
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