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  • 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
  • Jury selection continues in McHenry murder trial

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys on Monday selected eight jurors in the trial for a McHenry-area man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Jacqueline Schaefer.
    July 19, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Trial set to begin for McHenry man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

    WOODSTOCK – Jury selection will begin Monday for a McHenry man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and sealing a bedroom where her remains were fou ...
    July 17, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • McHenry County crash sends 2 juveniles to hospital, police official says

    Two juveniles were sent to the hospital Friday after a single vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry County, a police official said.
    July 16, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Ex-Wonder Lake man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting young family member

    WOODSTOCK – A former Wonder Lake man was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young family member.
    July 15, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • Man gets 12 years for trafficking 70+ pounds of marijuana to McHenry County

    WOODSTOCK – A California trucking company owner was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison after he knowingly traveled across the country to McHenry ...
    July 15, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Crystal Lake man pleads not guilty to drug charges; judge denies bond reduction

    WOODSTOCK — A Crystal Lake man is denying allegations that he possessed and sold more than 100 grams of cocaine on more than one occasion this year.
    July 11, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Appeal denied for Woodstock man convicted of rape

    WOODSTOCK – A former Woodstock man convicted of raping women he met on Craigslist and other websites in 2014 will remain in prison after his appeal wa ...
    July 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
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