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  • Woodstock man arrested on drug charges after undercover cocaine buy, police say

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was recently arrested on multiple drug charges, concluding a two-month narcotics investigation, according to the McHenry C ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois judge refuses to drop murder charges in Russian roulette case

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — A judge has denied lawyers' requests that he step aside in the trial of an Illinois teenager who prosecutors say fatally shot anoth ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • McHenry County's lead prosecutor in the Mario Casciaro murder case responds to '20/20' broadcast

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County's lead prosecutor in the Mario Casciaro murder case responded to a nationally televised broadcast that raised doubts on whe ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Woodstock woman facing eviction charged with arson in garage fire

    WOODSTOCK – A 33-year-old woman has been charged with arson for a suspicious garage fire that took place on Wednesday, according to a Woodstock Police ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County to recoup $700K for exonerated death row inmate's lawsuits

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County will recoup $700,000 in a settlement with insurers who have argued over who owes what for the county’s legal defense agains ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois teen wanted to join Islamic State in Syria, arrested at O'Hare airport, feds say

    CHICAGO – A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago, the ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois woman gets 28 years for Belleville Jack in the Box robbery

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A woman who admitted robbing a southwestern Illinois fast-food restaurant at gunpoint has been ordered to spend 28 years in fed ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Illinois man gets 53 years for Percy fire that killed 4 children

    CHESTER (AP) — An Illinois man was sentenced to 53 years in prison for setting a Percy house fire that killed four children last year.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Crystal Lake dad gets probation for putting guns near felon son who robbed CVS

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake father was sentenced to 18 months of probation for giving guns to his son who was a felon.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Woodstock pimped wife picks up new charges, faces prison time

    WOODSTOCK – A woman, once pimped by her husband and convicted of lying to police during a 2011 fatal shooting, will be re-sentenced after she admitted ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Woodstock police: Teen charged with DUI, burglary after traffic stop in stolen vehicle

    WOODSTOCK – A teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with a recent string of burglaries in Woodstock after he was found to be driving a stolen v ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Illinois man pleads guilty in Granite City home invasion, hammer beating

    EDWARDSVILLE — A southwestern Illinois man faces up to 30 years in prison after admitting his role in pummeling a man with a hammer and metal bar duri ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Letter contradicts Shane Lamb's recantation in Johnsburg teen's murder

    WOODSTOCK – In a handwritten letter from inside the McHenry County Jail, Shane Lamb admitted to his role in the disappearance of 17-year-old Brian Car ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Galva man accused of shooting neighbor's cat with arrow, charged with animal cruelty

    MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A northwest Illinois man has been charged with animal cruelty after police say a cat was shot with an archery arrow.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • DeKalb County man accused of planting drugs, guns in estranged wife's car

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — DeKalb County authorities say a man going through a contentious divorce tried to frame his estranged wife by planting drugs and a ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 4:38 pm
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