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  • McHenry County judge dismisses Harvard killer's appeal

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge has dismissed an appeal from a man convicted of killing a Harvard store owner.
    July 30, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Judge upholds sentence for McHenry County man convicted of sexually assaulting family member

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will not reconsider a lengthy prison sentence for a McHenry County-area man who entered a stipulated plea to a char ...
    July 29, 2016 - 1:09 am
  • 2 men charged after crashing boat on Nippersink Lake in Spring Grove

    SPRING GROVE – Two men have been charged with obstructing a peace officer after a boat crash left them stranded on an island Wednesday night in uninco ...
    July 29, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • Judge raises bond in alleged heroin DUI crash that killed Woodstock mom

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge increased the bond for woman from Wisconsin who was allegedly under the influence of heroin during a fatal McHenry ...
    July 29, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Kane County deputy, wife of ex-McHenry County undersheriff drug case transferred to Lake County

    WOODSTOCK – A criminal case against a Kane County sheriff’s deputy and wife of the former McHenry County undersheriff will be heard in Lake County.
    July 27, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency,' prosecutors say

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors and attorneys for Rod Blagojevich sharply disagree in new court filings about whether the imprisoned former Illinois governor ha ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Wisconsin woman pleads not guilty in crash that killed Woodstock mom

    WOODSTOCK – A Wisconsin woman formally denied allegations that she was under the influence of heroin during a McHenry crash that seriously injured a m ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry man guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

    WOODSTOCK – Jurors on Friday found a McHenry man guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, Jacqueline Schaefer, and entombing her body in a room in his hom ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Jury deliberates in McHenry man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

    WOODSTOCK — Jurors are deliberating in the case of a McHenry man charged in the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend whose remains were found in a ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • McHenry man charged with first-degree murder of ex-girlfriend takes stand, denies charges

    WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross does not deny he owned and lived in a home at 518 Country Club Drive in McHenry.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • In 2013 police interview, McHenry man denies knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Schaefer

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man's trial on murder allegations continued Thursday with a video of his police interrogation in Las Vegas in which he de ...
    July 21, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Caretaker testifies about finding woman's remains in McHenry home at murder trial

    WOODSTOCK – A woman who found the remains of 49-year-old Jacqueline Schaefer testified Wednesday that she went into William Ross's abandoned home at l ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • McHenry man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was abusive alcoholic, prosecutors say

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors described William J. Ross as a controlling, abusive alcoholic who took things too far when he shot his ex-girlfriend and kept ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Woodstock man who spit in judge's face sentenced to 3 years in prison

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted to spitting in a McHenry County judge's face during a May court a ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry man charged in connection with 2014 robbery

    McHENRY – Two people, including a McHenry man, have been charged in connection with the 2014 robbery of a McHenry cigarette store, police said.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:28 pm
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