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  • Court documents: Murder victim shot 2 years before she was found

    WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross on Tuesday made his first courtroom appearance since being charged with first-degree murder, more than six months after a ...
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Teenager sentenced to three years in heroin case

    WOODSTOCK – An 18-year-old Lake County teenager believed to have provided a fatal dose of heroin to a Johnsburg woman was sentenced to three years in ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Carpentersville man who threatened Kane County courts pleads guilty

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville man Friday pleaded guilty to several offenses after threatening the Kane County courts last year, according to a n ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Judge orders 38 years for 'brutal' knife attack

    WOODSTOCK – Though Kelly Krause and Jim McGIll lived through a brutal attack, though they survived 23 knife wounds, part of them died the night Jimmy ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Not guilty verdict on former District 200 teacher's battery charge

    WOODSTOCK – A former District 200 teacher was acquitted on all charges that he inappropriately touched two of his students on the rear end.
    July 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Jacobson enters plea deal for reckless driving charge

    WALWORTH, Wis. – Hebron village president John Jacobson on Wednesday entered a plea of no contest to an amended charge of reckless driving to resolve ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Sentencing hearing for attempted murder begins with grisly details

    WOODSTOCK – Kelly Krause went to sleep July 1, 2013, a different woman than she is today.Just after ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Judge tosses 1 of 2 battery cases against former District 200 teacher

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge on Thursday tossed one of the cases against a former Olson Elementary School teacher accused of inappropriately tou ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • McHenry man charged with murder

    A McHenry man who was previously charged with concealing a homicide, was charged Wednesday with murder of the woman found in his home, the McHenry Cou ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • Spring Grove man charged with child pornography possession

    SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove man has been charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, the Illinois Attorney General's Office said.
    July 25, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Woodstock man arrested on multiple drug charges

    WOODSTOCK – Juan M. Huerta, a 41-year-old Woodstock resident, was arrested Wednesday for multiple drug offenses, according to a news release from the ...
    July 24, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Alleged cocaine dealers nabbed in Harvard, Walworth County

    WOODSTOCK – Two alleged cocaine dealers were nabbed in a multi-jurisdiction drug bust that crossed the Wisconsin border and netted a couple hundred gr ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Harvard man not guilty of obscenity after cellphone slipup

    WOODSTOCK – In acquitting a Harvard man of obscenity charges, a McHenry County judge determined that the defendant wasn't reckless when he misdialed a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Undersheriff says police shooting of Wonder Lake woman was justified

    WONDER LAKE – A woman remains in intensive care recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck and two deputies were placed on paid leave as part of norm ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Fired from Richmond, charged cop had disciplinary marks in Hebron

    HEBRON – According to Hebron Police Department records, Ryszard Kopacz twice was suspended before eventually being fired, although village officials s ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:16 pm
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