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  • State wants to release mentally ill woman who killed mom

    WOODSTOCK – It’s been 13 years since Alice Bair was civilly committed but criminally acquitted for killing her mother, and prosecutors are fighting th ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Decades later, victims' families fight serial killer Smith's parole

    CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victims’ families, prosecutors said W ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • McCullom Lake man gets 15 years for impregnating child

    WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old girl, an act the judge called “repulsive and disgus ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Harvard police investigate sexual assault

    HARVARD – Police in Harvard are investigating a rape that happened in the early morning hours Tuesday.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Six years ordered for McHenry woman's drug plea deal

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry woman was sentenced to six years behind bars for her role in possessing and delivering heroin.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Ross denies murder charge over remains found in McHenry house

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man denied allegations that he murdered a woman whose skeletal remains were found in his home almost two years after she died.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois ticket quota ban draws mixed opinions among police in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – At least one traffic stop each work day, at least one ticket every two shifts, a 30-minute patrol of residential areas and a 30-minute ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Charges filed following armed robbery of gas station outside Harvard

    HARVARD – A Crystal Lake woman and a Capron man were arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Mobil gas station outside Harvard, police said ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Amber Alert for two siblings cancelled

    WAUKEGAN – An Amber Alert was cancelled Thursday afternoon. An alert had been issued for two toddler ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Prosecutors detail alleged sexual assault; judge reduces bond

    WOODSTOCK – At a bond hearing Thursday, a McHenry County prosecutor detailed a convoluted timeline of events that ended with a Woodstock teenager bein ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Lake in the Hills firm files lawsuit over 'super scofflaw' list

    A Lake in the Hills-based firm began garnering attention over the past year, but that was far from good news for its president as it was in associatio ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • 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
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