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Crime and Courts

  • Crystal Lake man shot in home invasion gets 4 years in prison

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake mother detailed on Friday the traumatic moments before she shot a teenager who broke into her home.
    May 29, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • 16-year prison sentence given for McHenry man's 10th trip to prison

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was described a “career criminal” and “frequent flyer” just before being sentenced Thursday to a double-digit prison term fo ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Judge tosses family's civil lawsuit against Marengo funeral home

    WOODSTOCK – A civil lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages from a Marengo funeral home has been dismissed in McHenry County court.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Tougher DUI law inspired by killer of Wonder Lake teen headed to governor

    A law that makes it tougher for repeat DUI offenders to get their licenses reinstated – inspired by the recent arrest of one who killed a Wonder Lake ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Bond lowered for McHenry man accused of rape

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County prosecutor on Friday detailed violent rape allegations at a bond hearing for a McHenry man.
    May 22, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • DUI charges refiled for Woodstock city council member-elect

    WOODSTOCK – The drunken driving charge against a newly-elected, and still-to-be-seated city councilman was refiled in McHenry County court.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Woodstock father denies allegations in shaken baby case

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock man accused in a shaken baby case has denied all allegations that he injured the 4-month-old child.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Anger management ordered for Woodstock dad's argument with middle schoolers

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge ordered non-reporting probation and anger management for a Woodstock man who threatened middle school students.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • Judge drops bond for Woodstock man accused of sex crime

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge halved the bond for a Woodstock man accused of sexual contact with a minor, and warned the defendant to have no con ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Crystal Lake vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys

    SPRINGFIELD – Community High School District 155 – or any other school district in the state – could build a 20-story building next to homes or constr ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Woodstock woman pleads guilty in federal bankruptcy case

    ROCKFORD – A 46-year-old Woodstock woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to making false statements in her bankruptcy case, according to a news release from ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:59 am
  • Woodstock North High School student charged with DUI in crash that injured 5

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock North High School senior was charged with driving under the influence after a Friday night crash sent five people to the hospi ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Former Carpentersville Middle School employee charged with sex assault of minor

    A former employee of Community Unit School District 300 faces charges alleging she had sexual contact with a minor she knew.
    May 19, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • $75K in Grateful Dead memorabilia stolen from Union auction house, police say

    UNION – Police are investigating the theft of about $75,000 worth of Grateful Dead memorabilia that were awaiting transfer to its owners from a huge A ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Special prosecutor ordered to defend former McHenry County coroner in "Baby Doe" case

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys agree that a special prosecutor should be appointed to defend former McHenry County coroner on official misconduct charges, but ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:58 pm
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