Crime and Courts

  • Marengo man charged with aggravated sexual abuse

    MARENGO – After about a monthlong investigation, a 24-year-old man has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, police said Friday.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • District 155 must go through Crystal Lake zoning process for bleachers

    WOODSTOCK – The Gators were allowed to play football in Crystal Lake South’s home opener Friday despite a judge’s determination that bleachers at the ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Belvidere man admits to role in attempted armed robbery near Marengo

    WOODSTOCK – A Belvidere man admitted to his role in an attempt to rob a Garden Prairie man that ended in an exchange of gunfire near Marengo.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Carpentersville man sentenced to 18 years in prison for shooting

    A Carpentersville man on Thursday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for shooting a man he thought was a gang member.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Lawsuit over McHenry County sheriff's internal investigation continues

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County’s undersheriff likely will be called to testify to shed light on who provided a Northwest Herald reporter with the copy of ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Pimped wife from Woodstock murder accused of violating parole, faces new charges

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors are seeking to revoke the probation of a woman who was at the center of a 2011 shooting death.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Wrongful death lawsuit targets The Broken Oar

    WOODSTOCK – The family of a man killed in car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in McHenry County against the bar that sold alcohol to his driv ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • For 13 plaintiffs, pollution lawsuits came too late

    Sandy Wierschke was supposed to be dead six months after her brain cancer diagnosis.That was eight y ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Victim of fatal DUI: 'I hope he finds peace'

    WOODSTOCK – Before Thomas Burleson sat a broken man. That man – Walter J. Depner – killed Burleson’ ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Bond increased for counselor accused of sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge had harsh words for the Woodstock man accused of sex crimes with a young boy, after the defendant contacted the boy ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Woodstock teen gets probation for role in sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock High School teenager who admitted to a sex act with a 15-year-old girl that his alleged accomplices recorded left the McHenry ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Parolee arrested in Crystal Lake with crack cocaine

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A parolee was arrested Tuesday in Crystal Lake after being found in possession of 58 grams of crack cocaine, according to the McHenry C ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Spring Grove police warn of IRS telephone scam

    SPRING GROVE – The Spring Grove Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • First McCullom Lake brain cancer plaintiff gets new trial

    After almost four years, the first of 33 plaintiffs in the McCullom Lake brain cancer lawsuits is getting a new trial against specialty chemical compa ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Algonquin man arrested on heroin-related charges

    ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin man was recently arrested after two grams of heroin were recovered from the vehicle he was driving, McHenry County sheriff's ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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