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  • Trial for Harvard man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl begins with recorded call

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys prosecuting sex crime allegations against a Harvard man involving a 9-year-old girl played for a judge Tuesday a recorded cellph ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Guilty plea entered in Crystal Lake man's sex abuse case

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man set to stand trial Monday instead pleaded guilty to a sex charge against him.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Man accused of sex crimes after impregnating Marengo teen gets probation

    WOODSTOCK – A 21-year-old man was given two years of probation after he admitted to a sex crime involving a teenager.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Judge revokes bond for Harvard man facing charges in alleged drug ring out of bar

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sent a Harvard man with an extensive criminal history back to jail after police said he violated the terms of his p ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Crystal Lake South grad, 20, hit by car at Illinois State University remains on life support

    A 2012 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School remains on life support as of Tuesday morning after being struck by a car Saturday at Illinois State ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Woodstock police investigating gunshots fired in possible gang-related incident

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department is investigating after gunshots were fired through a front window of a residence in an incident believed t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Woodstock police investigating shots fired

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Police are investigating a call for shots fired toward a home. There were no i ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted by a McHenry County grand jury, according to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges are allegati ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County deputy injured in Holiday Hills shooting in court for suspect's appearance

    WOODSTOCK – When the bailiff yelled "All rise!" to start the Friday morning call for McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather, there was one person in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Beware of phone/computer scam, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

    The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about yet another scam being reported, involving a caller who tries to gain remote access to ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • 8 people charged in $600K McHenry tax prep fraud scheme

    Eight people, including the owner of a McHenry-based tax preparation business, face federal charges in relation to a $600,000 tax fraud scheme, accord ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Yorkville man charged in Cary Fifth Third Bank robbery, other robberies

    CARY – A Yorkville man has been charged by the FBI in connection with several robberies, including one at Fifth Third Bank in Cary, police said.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim hires man with criminal record to head patrol

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim has given a supervisory position to a man whose criminal background became a target during Prim’s bid for ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Bond in question for Ingleside teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

    WAUKEGAN — Lake County prosecutors say they want former Gavin Elementary District 37 teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students held without ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Is Facebook 'threat' in Crystal Lake cop case protected speech?

    Legal issues before the Supreme Court on the limits of free speech in the digital age could affect a McHenry County case filed last week, legal expert ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:37 pm
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