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  • Hebron Village President John Jacobson pleads not guilty to drug, firearms charges

    WOODSTOCK – Hebron Village President John Jacobson on Tuesday formally denied drug and firearms charges based on allegations that police found cocaine ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Marengo man accused of shooting Woodstock man with BB gun at golf course

    MARENGO – A Marengo man was charged with battery in a Monday incident in which another man was shot twice in the hand with a BB gun at the 18th hole o ...
    April 26, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Woodstock man pleads guilty to cyberstalking 16-year-old girl

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a Woodstock man to one year of probation after he admitted to cyberstalking a 16-year-old girl.
    April 25, 2016 - 6:38 pm
  • Cary police charge homeowner with arson of house in pre-foreclosure

    CARY — A Cary man is charged with arson for allegedly starting a fire that left a vacant two-story home uninhabitable, police said.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Woodstock police: Puppy abandoned in sealed pillowcase near Route 14

    WOODSTOCK – Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty after a puppy was placed in a pillowcase secured with duct tape and abandoned near Route ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff will handle Bull Valley 911 calls when police are off

    BULL VALLEY – Two weeks after eliminating the police chief position, Bull Valley officials are letting residents know their emergency calls will recei ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry County sheriff continues overhaul of jail operations

    WOODSTOCK – An ongoing overhaul of McHenry County Jail operations that included slashing the number of staff, reducing the cost of contracts and incre ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Florida fugitive fatally shot near Antioch shot himself in head, Lake County Coroner's Office says

    ANTIOCH – The Florida fugitive fatally shot outside an Antioch-area tavern last weekend shot himself in the head during an incident involving four McH ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Wonder Lake man accused of shooting neighbor's cat with BB gun

    WONDER LAKE – A Wonder Lake man was charged with animal cruelty this week stemming from an April 6 incident where he allegedly shot his neighbor's cat ...
    April 25, 2016 - 1:20 pm
  • Judge may dismiss misconduct charges against ex-McHenry County coroner

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will decide whether to dismiss official misconduct charges against former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz.
    April 21, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • Cary man fired gun into the ground as scare tactic, police say

    CARY – A 27-year-old Cary man faces a misdemeanor charge after police said he fired three bullets into the ground to scare a man who had been outside ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Lake in the Hills woman accused of selling drugs won't have to unlock phone, judge rules

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge denied the state's motion to require a Lake in the Hills woman accused of selling drugs to provide the passcode to ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • McHenry County settles union lawsuit over 'Turnaround Agenda' vote for $25K

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board on Tuesday pulled its symbolic support of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s effort to turn Illinois around in order to settle a ...
    April 21, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • After fugitive shot, killed in Antioch, McHenry and Lake county sheriff's deputies on paid leave

    Four deputies from the McHenry County and Lake County sheriff's offices who were involved in the fatal shooting of a fugitive early Saturday in Antioc ...
    April 22, 2016 - 2:14 pm
  • Wonder Lake man charged with DUI after fleeing T-bone crash, police say

    WONDER LAKE – A 24-year-old Wonder Lake man was charged with driving under the influence after police said he broadsided a truck in Wonder Lake and fl ...
    April 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
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