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  • 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
  • Judge increases bond for Fox Lake woman shot by McHenry County Sheriff's deputies in 2014

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge increased the bond for a Fox Lake woman who was shot in the neck by deputies in 2014 after she allegedly made suici ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Appellate court reinstates McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi's malicious prosecution suit

    WOODSTOCK – An Illinois appellate court has reinstated McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s malicious-prosecution lawsuit against a special p ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Woodstock man facing charges after kissing underage girl's hand, charging cop, police say

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man is facing charges after police said he kissed the hand of a juvenile girl, lied to authorities about being a police office ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Boyfriend of Algonquin woman who died from heroin overdose avoids prison time

    WOODSTOCK – In what a McHenry County judge called his “absolute last chance,” Cody Hillier was sentenced to two years’ probation for drug charges that ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Algonquin man sentenced to prison for selling heroin

    WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin man will spend time in prison after he admitted to selling heroin last year.
    July 5, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • McHenry man accused of stabbing wife pleads not guilty to murder charges

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man Friday formally denied allegations that he fatally stabbed his wife, Laura Harrison, in their home before alerting police tw ...
    July 2, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Crystal Lake files suit to fight order to reinstate fired police officer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The city is going to court to fight an order by a labor arbitrator to rehire a police officer fired in 2014 for negligence.
    July 2, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Spring Grove man charged in fatal crash had blood-serum-alcohol level of .150, documents show

    WOODSTOCK – A Spring Grove-area man – charged with aggravated driving under the influence after a crash on June 26 that killed his passenger – had a b ...
    July 2, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Police: Wauconda man had explosives in home, threatened to blow up police

    WAUCONDA – Police said they discovered four illegal explosive devices in the home of a Wauconda man who threatened to lure and blow up police officers ...
    July 2, 2016 - 12:13 am
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