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  • 2 Crystal Lake men charged in undercover marijuana drug bust

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Sheriff's police charged two Crystal Lake men with marijuana offenses at the conclusion of a two-month investigation conducted by the o ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:14 pm
  • 2 Wonder Lake men get prison for Lakemoor beating, robbery

    WOODSTOCK – Two men will serve prison time for their roles in an alleged Lakemoor beating and robbery while the women attorneys called "tangentially" ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Illinois man charged with dumping body in St. Louis alley

    EDWARDSVILLE — A 34-year-old Cottage Hills man is charged with a felony after authorities say he dumped a man's body in a St. Louis alley.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • South Dakota man sentenced for pushing Chicago woman out window

    CHICAGO (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for pushing a woman out of a third-story window in Chicago and killing her.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Off-duty Chicago police officer shot, wounded

    CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police has been shot and wounded.A Police Department news release says ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Pit bull attacks mail carrier in Carpentersville

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A mail carrier on Thursday was attacked by a pit bull, the Carpentersville Police Department said.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Generator stolen from McHenry Area Jaycees Haunted House, police say

    McHENRY – The generator used to power the sign leading to the McHenry Area Jaycees Haunted House has been stolen, the McHenry police said.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Wisconsin man gets 6 years for selling crack cocaine in Crystal Lake

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake Geneva man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for selling crack cocaine to a confidential informant within 1,000 feet o ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Barricaded Cary man safely taken to hospital after police negotiation

    CARY – A 30-year-old Cary man was safely escorted from a neighborhood residence and to a hospital after he barricaded himself from a large police cont ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Scheme to smuggle marijuana into Cook County jail in sandwiches uncovered

    CHICAGO — A Cook County Jail guard, a Chicago police dispatcher and three inmates have been charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to st ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Former Barrington Hills couple face bankruptcy fraud charges

    BARRINGTON HILLS – A dentist and his wife, formerly of Barrington Hills, are facing federal bankruptcy fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years for killing girlfriend in South Africa

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for k ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Bement bus driver charged with sexually abusing teen

    BEMENT (AP) — Central Illinois authorities have charged a former school bus driver and assistant high school cheerleading sponsor who they say sexuall ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Detective warned accused Holiday Hills shooter was dangerous years ago

    WOODSTOCK – In a 1996 letter, a Wilmette detective who once encountered Scott B. Peters expressed concerns that Peters had a FOID card. He asked Illin ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Island Lake police officers rescue deputies in Holiday Hills shooting, McHenry County sheriff says

    WOODSTOCK – Tales of bravery and heroics are now being revealed since the dust has settled following last week's ambush in Holiday Hills that left two ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
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