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  • Chicago police officer accused of sticking gun down suspect's throat pleads not guilty

    CHICAGO (AP) — A decorated Chicago police commander, accused of sticking his gun down the throat of a suspect and threatening to kill him, pleaded not ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Illinois police capture escaped Vandalia Correctional Center prisoner

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois State Police on Wednesday morning captured an inmate who escaped from a southern Illinois prison on Tuesday afternoon, Il ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Crystal Lake South student will be honored with heroin overdose awareness event

    DES PLAINES – An outspoken advocate of heroin overdose awareness is planning a fundraiser on the day his daughter would have turned 19.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois prison inmate escapes from Vandalia Correctional Center

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An inmate escaped Tuesday afternoon from a southern Illinois prison, officials said.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • 2 Woodstock teens charged with trespassing, theft

    WOODSTOCK – Two Woodstock 13-year-olds on Saturday were arrested on charges of trespassing and theft, according to a news release from the Woodstock P ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Ex-owner of traveling zoo sued in case involving horses

    ST. CHARLES – The former owner of a petting zoo, who previously was charged with animal cruelty, is being sued in a civil case also involving horses, ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Lawsuit alleges Centegra fired nurses to save on health care

    Three former employees of Centegra Health System allege in lawsuits that the company illegally fired them to save money on health care expenses.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Crystal Lake man sentenced to nearly 5 years for fraud

    ROCKFORD – A Crystal Lake man was sentenced Friday to just under five years in prison for a fraud involving a secret shopper scheme, according to a ne ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Iowa man charged after road rage stabbing in Volo

    VOLO – A 45-year-old Iowa man overcome with road rage in Volo allegedly stabbed another man in the leg, requiring police to control the bleeding until ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Volunteer helps clean racist graffiti on McHenry home

    McHENRY – The racially charged graffiti that marred the garage of a McHenry home has been power washed away and painted over thanks to a helping hand.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Wonder Lake liquor store burglary suspects sought by McHenry County authorities

    WONDER LAKE – Crime Stoppers McHenry County and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information about two people who broke into a Wond ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Crystal Lake lawyer charged with stealing $1.2M admits to embezzling

    WOODSTOCK – David Hanson and Martin Ochwat make for strange bedfellows. Outside a McHenry County co ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • McHenry woman charged with prostitution at massage parlor

    McHENRY – A McHenry woman was arrested Wednesday after she offered to perform a sex act on an undercover McHenry police officer in exchange for money, ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Former Illinois teacher, coach admits to sexual misconduct with girls

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southern Illinois math teacher and cross country coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges involving sexu ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Highland Park driver who huffed cleaner sentenced for killing girl, 5

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A suburban Chicago woman was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for driving onto a sidewalk and killing a 5-year-old girl af ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:29 pm
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