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  • Algonquin Wal-Mart open after bomb threat, evacuation

    ALGONQUIN – Police on Monday evacuated the Wal-Mart on Randall Road after employees received a bomb threat, according to a news release.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Accused Holiday Hills shooter went after injured McHenry County deputies, prosecutors say

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said a Holiday Hills man accused of ambushing and shooting two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies continued following the offic ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Chicago woman charged with murder in stabbing death of boyfriend

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been ordered held on $500,000 bond in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Chicago man accused of whipping 13-year-old with electric cord

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have charged a Chicago man who they say whipped a 13-year-old relative with an electric cord after he was sent home for not ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Chicago teen killed by stray bullet while sitting in apartment, police say

    CHICAGO — Cook County authorities say an 18-year-old woman has died after being shot by a stray bullet while sitting in a Chicago apartment.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • 22nd Circuit, appellate judges up for retention, election

    WOODSTOCK – Four 22nd Circuit judges, and two appellate judges are recommended for retention, according to poll results from the local Bar Association ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Don't fall for IRS phone scam, Crystal Lake police warn

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Thomas Kretschmer would like to remind everyone that local police officers will not arrest residents for outstanding tax payments.
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Police: Holiday Hills shooting suspect had ballistic vest, outside surveillance; rifle found

    WOODSTOCK – Police believe Scott B. Peters was wearing a military style helmet and a ballistic vest when he allegedly fired a semiautomatic rifle at s ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting suspect caught; McHenry County deputies recovering

    HOLIDAY HILLS – A near 16-hour manhunt Thursday for a Holiday Hills man who allegedly shot and wounded two sheriff deputies ended with the help of res ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • McHenry County undersheriff at internal documents trial: I showed personnel report to journalist

    WOODSTOCK – In his own testimony, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said he showed a former Northwest Herald reporter documents relative to his internal inves ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • State Bank moves to dismiss Johnsburg’s lawsuit over improvements in subdivision

    JOHNSBURG – A year after receiving a promise from the State Bank president to extend the letter of credit issued to guarantee infrastructure improveme ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Crystal Lake man charged in 7-11 convenience store robberies

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police have charged a Crystal Lake man for two robberies at the 7-11 at 19 Berkshire Drive.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Huntley man arrested with $43,000 worth of drugs, $36,830 cash in car, home, police say

    HUNTLEY – A Huntley man was arrested after police said they found nearly $43,000 worth of drugs in the car he was driving and in his home.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Crystal Lake Police looking for suspect in new 7-11 robbery (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Tuesday at 7-11, the second robbery in a matter of weeks at the store.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Prosecutor backs Illinois inmate's clemency bid in 1992 Madison County shooting

    EDWARDSVILLE — The prosecutor of a man serving a 90-year prison sentence for a 1992 southwestern Illinois shooting that killed his former girlfriend a ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:40 am
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