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  • Judge orders commitment of Woodstock man as sexually violent person

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge on Friday ordered the civil commitment of a Woodstock convicted sex offender with an admitted sexual foot fetish.
    April 24, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Police investigating McHenry bank robbery at BMO Harris (with video)

    McHENRY – The McHenry Police Department is investigating a robbery Friday at the BMO Harris Bank on Richmond Road in McHenry, police said.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Huntley husband accused in beating death sought medical help for wife, documents show

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County court documents reveal new details in the first-degree murder case of a Huntley man accused in the beating death of his wif ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Former McHenry County coroner wants county to pay for her defense

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge ordered officials to hold off on the burial of "Baby Doe," while the former Coroner asked for a special prosecutor ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Crystal Lake sets up online reporting system for minor crimes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Victims of some minor criminal incidents can now file a report online instead of having to file one in person with a police officer.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Probation, jail ordered for former Lakemoor man's guilty plea to sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A former Lakemoor man was sentenced to two years probation and six months in jail and must register for life as a sex offender for nearly ...
    April 23, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • No uniformed officers, wheelchair for accused Holiday Hills shooter at trial, judge rules

    WOODSTOCK – Off-duty officers cannot be in uniform to observe the trial for Scott B. Peters because their presence in the courtroom could sway a jury, ...
    April 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Labor union: McHenry County Board violated Open Meetings Act in Rauner meeting

    WOODSTOCK – A local labor union says McHenry County Board members violated the Open Meetings Act when they met privately with the governor, then later ...
    April 21, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Scott Peters attorney: Potential witness conflict in Holiday Hills shooting case

    WOODSTOCK – A potential witness disclosed by prosecutors presents a conflict for attorneys representing Scott Peters, his public defenders told a judg ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • McHenry police search for man who robbed Subway at gunpoint

    McHENRY – McHenry police are asking for the public’s help to find a man who robbed a Subway at gunpoint Sunday.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Family sues driver in alleged DUI death of McHenry 17-year-old

    WOODSTOCK – The surviving family members of a 17-year-old killed by an alleged drunken driver has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
    April 17, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Judge: McHenry County Sheriff's Office keeps seized Outlaws leather vests, patches

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sided with the government in its forfeiture case against the Outlaw Motorcycle Club, although the attorney for the ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Judicial system wants feedback from McHenry County Courthouse users

    WOODSTOCK – The 22nd Judicial Circuit is joining a statewide effort to gauge the fairness and effectiveness of the court system by conducting a survey ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • 40 years for Lake in the Hills man's 'systematic' sex abuse

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man will spend the next three decades behind bars under a sentence issued Thursday for what a prosecutor described as ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Cary man charged with robbing Fifth Third Bank in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A 45-year-old Cary man was charged Thursday with robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in Woodstock, after local police arrested him inside a ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm
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