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  • Crystal Lake man gets prison for sexually abusing young relative

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man who pleaded guilty to a sex crime was sentenced to 40 months in prison Friday.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Huntley husband accused of wife's beating murder appears in court

    WOODSTOCK – The Huntley man charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of his wife appeared in court Friday.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • McHenry County court officials watching bill to hold off court reporter layoffs

    WOODSTOCK – Local court officials are closely watching a bill that would restore state funding for court reporters and stave off impending layoffs.
    March 26, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Lake County St. Patrick's enforcement: 6 arrests for drunken driving

    WAUKEGAN – Stepped-up enforcement by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on St. Patrick’s Day and the preceding weekend led to six drunken driving arrest ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Bruce Rauner's commission examines Illinois sentencing laws

    A commission to re-evaluate Illinois’ sentencing laws, and eventually reduce the state’s prison population, is moving forward under Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Woodstock woman charged with church burglary

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock woman has been charged with burglarizing a Woodstock church. Jessica R. Mads ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Huntley man's domestic battery charge upgraded to murder after wife dies

    HUNTLEY – A Huntley man was charged Tuesday with murdering his wife days after police responded to the couple's home for a domestic violence incident.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Prosecutor asks that Holiday Hills man accused of shooting deputies not use wheelchair at trial

    WOODSTOCK – The prosecutor trying the Scott B. Peters case asked a judge Wednesday to prohibit the man accused of shooting two officers from using a w ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Volo woman accused of trying to rob Johnsburg Chase Bank

    JOHNSBURG – A Volo woman is accused of attempting to rob the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, 2911 Commerce Drive, in Johnsburg on Tuesday, police said.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Huntley contractor president charged with fraud, failing to pay taxes

    HUNTLEY – A federal grand jury Tuesday charged the president of a Huntley concrete contractor with defrauding labor union benefit plans and failing to ...
    March 24, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Johnsburg man faces reckless conduct charge in Woodstock fire

    WOODSTOCK – A Johnsburg man was arrested Friday after allegedly starting a fire in a wooded area that authorities said burned 5 acres of land.
    March 24, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake police searching for Chase Bank robbery suspect

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police are searching for a woman they say robbed the Chase Bank about 11 a.m. Saturday. 
    March 23, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • Shane Lamb sentenced to 20 years on McHenry weapons charge

    WOODSTOCK – In sentencing Shane Lamb to 20 years in prison on weapons charges, neither defense attorneys nor prosecutors mentioned the teenager Lamb h ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • McHenry County ex-coroner's defense: Autopsies of Crystal Lake's Baby Doe differ

    WOODSTOCK – The defense attorney for former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz told a judge Thursday that the original and follow-up autopsies diffe ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • Fox River Grove village trustee candidate faces marijuana charges

    FOX RIVER GROVE – One of the candidates hoping to become a village trustee in Fox River Grove faces an April court date after being charged last month ...
    March 17, 2015 - 11:44 pm
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