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  • McHenry County deputy injured in Holiday Hills shooting in court for suspect's appearance

    WOODSTOCK – When the bailiff yelled "All rise!" to start the Friday morning call for McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather, there was one person in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Beware of phone/computer scam, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

    The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about yet another scam being reported, involving a caller who tries to gain remote access to ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • 8 people charged in $600K McHenry tax prep fraud scheme

    Eight people, including the owner of a McHenry-based tax preparation business, face federal charges in relation to a $600,000 tax fraud scheme, accord ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Yorkville man charged in Cary Fifth Third Bank robbery, other robberies

    CARY – A Yorkville man has been charged by the FBI in connection with several robberies, including one at Fifth Third Bank in Cary, police said.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim hires man with criminal record to head patrol

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim has given a supervisory position to a man whose criminal background became a target during Prim’s bid for ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Bond in question for Ingleside teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

    WAUKEGAN — Lake County prosecutors say they want former Gavin Elementary District 37 teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students held without ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Is Facebook 'threat' in Crystal Lake cop case protected speech?

    Legal issues before the Supreme Court on the limits of free speech in the digital age could affect a McHenry County case filed last week, legal expert ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police looking for information about recent burglaries

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Police are looking for information related to three recent burglaries in town.On ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office releases holiday crackdown results

    WOODSTOCK – During the holiday season, the McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim said the office made reducing the deadly dangers from drunken driving a to ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Mother accused of poisoning children's apple juice

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old suburban Chicago woman attempted to kill her son and daughter by lacing their apple juice w ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 7:24 am
  • Crystal Lake man charged with drug offenses after false medical alert, police say

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An unintentional medical alert led police to a Crystal Lake home where they found, not a resident in distress, but rather 300 grams of ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 6:40 am
  • Lake in the Hills man threatens Crystal Lake cop in rap video, police say

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man remains in McHenry County Jail on charges he made a rap video in which he threatened to shoot a police officer and ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Former Richmond man cleared of all sex charges

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors dropped all charges against a former Richmond resident once accused of the decade-old sexual assault of a young girl.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Algonquin man, 75, sentenced for soliciting sex act from young girl

    WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin man admitted to soliciting a sex act from a young girl, and received six months of probation.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 8:44 am
  • Holder: Decision on Petraeus to come from 'highest level'

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder isn't saying whether he still will be on the job when the time comes to decide whether to bring charges in t ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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