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  • Probation, public service ordered in Woodstock horse cruelty case

    WOODSTOCK – In finding a Woodstock woman guilty of animal cruelty, a McHenry County judge determined that she was the only one responsible for its car ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Ex-lawmaker Keith Farnham pleads guilty in child porn case

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois state representative changed his plea to guilty Friday in a child pornography case, admitting that he traded in images o ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • McHenry Police searching for Discount Cigarette, Radioshack robbers

    McHENRY – McHenry Police are still looking for offenders of two robberies — one armed — that took place during Thanksgiving week.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • McHenry man charged with child porn at home parents use as day care facility

    McHENRY – A McHenry man was arrested after police found child pornography on his computer at a residence also determined to be a licensed day care fac ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:46 am
  • Carpentersville man found guilty of sexually assaulting young child

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a child he knew.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Scott Peters' aunt gave him gun used in Holiday Hills shooting, police say

    Scott B. Peters’ aunt is accused of giving him the rifle he allegedly used to shoot and injure McHenry County sheriff’s deputies who were responding t ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • New sheriff warns McHenry County jail layoffs possible, not imminent

    WOODSTOCK – A new fiscal year, a smaller budget and an uncertain federal contract have some McHenry County corrections officers on edge about possible ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • North Carolina man gets 3 years for having sex with Woodstock girl

    WOODSTOCK – A North Carolina man admitted to having sex with a Woodstock girl, whom authorities said he met online.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Woodstock man charged with breaking into cars, stealing electronics, cash

    WOODSTOCK – A 22-year-old Woodstock man was charged Tuesday with burglary and theft after police said he recently broke into eight unlocked vehicles a ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Cary man accused of having 100 pounds of marijuana gets probation, jail

    WOODSTOCK – A judge ordered probation for a Cary man accused of possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • McHenry man gets 10 years on cocaine charge

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was sentenced this week to 10 years behind bars, but could be eligible for release in four years or less, his attorney said.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Crystal Lake Police's Thanksgiving holiday crackdown nets 2 arrests, 36 citations

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department issued 36 traffic citations in a 14-day period as part of a statewide effort to discourage traffic v ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Lake in the Hills man faces sex crimes involving girl

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A 28-year-old Lake in the Hills man is being held on $50,000 bond at the McHenry County Jail on aggravated criminal sexual abuse c ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Bill Prim sworn in as new McHenry County sheriff

    WOODSTOCK – Bill Prim was sworn in Monday as McHenry County sheriff, becoming the first new sheriff in more than a decade.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff looking for info on car burglaries near Cary

    CARY – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a suspect or suspects in recent car burglaries.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:00 am
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