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  • Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A longtime Crystal Lake South teacher was arrested this week and charged with soliciting sex during a prostitution sting in Rockford.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Crystal Lake-area man sentenced for sexual assault of 3 children after tense hearing

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake-area man was sentenced to prison after an explosive hearing that ended with a distraught father being escorted from the cou ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Lake in the Hills man admits to sexually assaulting female relatives

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man could potentially be sentenced to more than 200 years behind bars on allegations that he carried on a pattern of s ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Marengo man who got teen pregnant gets prison for probation violation

    WOODSTOCK – A 21-year-old Marengo man lasted less than two weeks on probation before being rearrested on allegations that he contacted the teenage gir ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Huntley police make crime maps available

    Using data to determine crime trends and target hot spots in the community is not a new policing phenomenon.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Woodstock man accidentally shoots his finger while cleaning handgun

    WOODSTOCK – Police do not expect to file charges against a 70-year-old man who shot himself in the finger while cleaning his handgun.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Attorneys for Island Lake murder suspect plan for insanity defense

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys for the man accused of killing an Island Lake woman have filed court documents declaring their intended insanity defense.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Appellate court upholds murder conviction in McCullough case, vacates others

    SYCAMORE – The worries that Jan Tessier had about her half-brother’s murder conviction being overturned disappeared Friday.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • McHenry County Outlaw Motorcycle Club wants vests back; items seized after Wonder Lake bar brawl in 2012

    WOODSTOCK – From a McHenry County witness stand, detectives offered a rare glimpse inside a motorcycle gang, a perspective not routinely offered to th ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Hampshire man accused of hitting woman, killing her fish

    SYCAMORE – A 54-year-old Hampshire man accused of backhanding his girlfriend and killing her fish with Pine-Sol remained in DeKalb County Jail on Thur ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Marengo teen injured, cited after Algonquin rollover

    ALGONQUIN – A 16-year-old Marengo resident was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries after a rollover crash Thursday in Algonquin, officials s ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • One arrested after search of downtown Crystal Lake residence

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence in downtown Crystal Lake and arrested one person, officials said.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Woodstock woman charged in home invasion related to prostitution ads in Kane, Cook counties

    ROLLING MEADOWS – Two people, including a Woodstock woman, have been charged with a second home invasion, in which they allegedly targeted people who ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Illinois man's life sentence to be vacated in Park Forest teen's 1984 death

    CHICAGO — A man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and slaying of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl left prison a free ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • In case featuring Chicago mobster, Stradivarius violin, priest pleads guilty

    CHICAGO — A plot twist in a legal drama featuring a mobster and a violin played out Wednesday when a prison chaplain announced in court minutes before ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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