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  • Undersheriff says police shooting of Wonder Lake woman was justified

    WONDER LAKE – A woman remains in intensive care recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck and two deputies were placed on paid leave as part of norm ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Fired from Richmond, charged cop had disciplinary marks in Hebron

    HEBRON – According to Hebron Police Department records, Ryszard Kopacz twice was suspended before eventually being fired, although village officials s ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Admitted serial killer up for parole

    Betty Portenlanger's heart breaks every three years.Every three years for the past 44.Every three ye ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Bond increased, no new judge for Shane Lamb

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge doubled the bond for Shane Lamb in lieu of new, harsher felonies prosecutors levied against him last week.
    July 18, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Counselor charged with sex crimes released on bond

    WOODSTOCK – An alcohol and drug counselor arrested on allegations of sex crimes with a young boy could have worked with juveniles from the court syste ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill exec

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A high-priced prostitute accused of abandoning a Google executive after shooting him up with a fatal dose of heroin would never h ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Prairie Grove police urge awareness after four burglaries

    PRAIRIE GROVE – The Prairie Grove Police Department is advising residents to be aware of personal belongings and vehicles after four reported burglari ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Woodstock substance abuse counselor charged with sexually abusing child

    WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Woodstock man who counsels clients in the McHenry County court system was charged Tuesday with aggravated criminal sexual ab ...
    July 16, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Motorist arrested after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A motorist driving with a suspended license was arrested after being involved in a minor Crystal Lake crash Tuesday morning, police sai ...
    July 15, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Harvard police seek info on graffiti

    HARVARD – Harvard police are looking for information on a series of graffiti incidents that occurred this weekend.
    July 14, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Sentencing for MCSO sergeant continued to the fall

    WOODSTOCK – The sentencing for a former McHenry County Sheriff's sergeant who admitted to sex crimes with a child has been continued again.
    July 12, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Lamb faces new charges, serious penalties in new indictment

    WOODSTOCK – New charges carrying serious prison time were levied against Shane Lamb, a five-time felon accused of residential burglary, and the man be ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Fifth DUI nets Wonder Lake man 5 1/2 years in prison

    WOODSTOCK – A judge on Thursday sentenced a Wonder Lake man who was convicted of his fifth DUI to 5 1/2 years in prison.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Former Richmond, Hebron police officer charged with misconduct

    RICHMOND – A former nine-year veteran of the Hebron Police Department has been charged with official misconduct, possession of a stolen firearm and bu ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Two arrested during Fourth of July crackdown in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Police arrested two drunken drivers during their Fourth of July crackdown. The Woodstock ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:26 pm
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