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  • McHenry County court costs lawsuit dismissed in federal court

    A multimillion dollar lawsuit alleging the McHenry County circuit clerk improperly assessed fines on criminal defendants was dismissed this week in fe ...
    July 16, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Court overturns Woodstock man's 2013 murder conviction in pimped wife case

    ELGIN – The Illinois Appellate Court has overturned the 2013 murder conviction of a former Woodstock man convicted of shooting the man who responded t ...
    July 15, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff probes possible child luring in Crystal Lake area

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory Monday after a resident reported a suspicious incident in the Crystal Lake area ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Lawyer wants psychological exam for Crystal Lake man shot by police

    WOODSTOCK – The man accused of charging with a knife at a Crystal Lake police officer before being shot made his first appearance before the judge who ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Posting anonymously online? Experts, Illinois Supreme Court ruling say identity not protected

    A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision made one thing clear to those who think they have protection for things they say anonymously on the Internet: ...
    July 11, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Woman accused of exchanging drugs in Woodstock Square with man

    WOODSTOCK – A woman and a Woodstock man face felony drug charges after police said the woman gave the man pills in the Woodstock Square.
    July 14, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Man shot by Crystal Lake police officer transferred from hospital to jail

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The 29-year-old man who was shot by a Crystal Lake police officer after allegedly charging at the officer with a knife is being held in ...
    July 9, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Huntley man charged with punching Algonquin man

    A Huntley man faces aggravated battery charges after authorities said he hit an Algonquin man in the face with a bottle at a Rosemont restaurant.
    July 9, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Harvard man arrested after crashing into building

    HARVARD – A 25-year-old Harvard man faces drug and traffic charges after he crashed into a building in Harvard, police said Tuesday.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Vehicle impound fees in McHenry County as Illinois court questions fees

    Some municipalities are taking another look at a fee they use to recoup the costs of impounding a vehicle and taking its driver to court.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • 4 graduate from McHenry County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Academy

    WOODSTOCK – The cornerstone of Sheriff Bill Prim’s campaign last year was implementing a volunteer program at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
    July 8, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • James Cowlin promoted to McHenry County circuit judge, bench vacancies remain

    WOODSTOCK – A third generation McHenry County associate judge has been promoted to circuit judge. Ju ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • Bond lowered for former Johnsburg school employee charged with sex act with student

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge reduced the bond for a former Johnsburg High School employee accused of engaging in a sex act with a student.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Police: Alcohol-related charges expected in Fox River crash near Cary

    CARY – Illinois Conservation Police officials said they expect to file alcohol-related charges against a speed boat operator after a Fourth of July bo ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Woman who stole $100K from Crystal Lake business sentenced for not paying restitution

    WOODSTOCK – A former Lake in the Hills woman convicted of stealing from an employer was resentenced Monday for failing to pay restitution.
    July 6, 2015 - 11:06 pm
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