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  • Police: Habitat for Humanity home broken into, tools stolen

    McHENRY – The garage of a nearly completed Habitat for Humanity house was broken into sometime this past week and about $3,500 worth of power tools an ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Class-action lawsuit takes aim at McHenry County court fees

    Anyone who’s ever been in McHenry County court for a traffic offense knows there are two pipers to pay: the fine and the court fees.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Sheriff's office asks for help identifying Harvard robbery suspect

    The McHenry County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers of McHenry County are looking for the community's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect, ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Bettendorf Castle lawsuit tossed

    FOX RIVER GROVE – A federal judge tossed a civil lawsuit filed by the owners of Fox River Grove's Bettendorf Castle, but the dismissal left Michael an ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Convicted of sex crime, 78-year-old man could be out in a year

    WOODSTOCK – A 78-year-old man who admitted to fondling two young girls was sentenced to four years in prison, but could be eligible for release in abo ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Two McHenry County men charged with soliciting sex

    Two McHenry County men have been charged with solicitation of a sexual act after being arrested during a national crackdown on purchased sex, the Lake ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Ex-cop pleads not guilty to misconduct, weapons charges

    WOODSTOCK – A former police sergeant denied allegations that he stole weapons from the Hebron Police Department.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Lake in the Hills man charged with child porn possession

    LAKE IN THE HILLS –A Lake in the Hills man has been charged with multiple counts of child pornography possession as part of a statewide initiative to ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Mentally ill man committed until 2071

    WOODSTOCK – A mentally ill man who drove his car head-on into another, killing the passenger inside, will be committed indefinitely for inpatient trea ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Lamb has two weeks to consider plea deal

    WOODSTOCK – Shane Lamb has two weeks to weigh an offer given to him by the state on charges that he broke into a McHenry condominium and stole a safe ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Judge orders 28 years for Huntley prisoner convicted on sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A Huntley man, already serving time on a 2012 sex crime conviction, was sentenced Monday to an additional 28 years behind bars.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Carpentersville woman faces federal witness tampering charges

    A Carpentersville woman has been indicted on two witness tampering changes, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northe ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Mistrial granted in ex-nursing assistant's sex case

    WOODSTOCK – A sex case involving a health care worker came to an abrupt end Thursday when a McHenry County judge declared a mistrial after finding tha ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Former Algonquin homebuilder sentenced to 15 months for bank fraud

    ALGONQUIN – A former area homebuilder was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in federal prison for defrauding a bank of more than $1 million tied to the ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Police: Woodstock man threatened girlfriend, her co-workers

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was arrested after police said he threatened his girlfriend with an illegally owned gun, then showed up at her workplace i ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:38 pm
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