Crime and Courts

  • Wrongful death suit filed in '06 fatal Wonder Lake shooting

    WOODSTOCK – Although federal claims were dismissed, surviving family members of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting have filed a wrongful dea ...
    March 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Judge gives 16 years for McHenry machete attack

    WOODSTOCK – A judge on Friday sent a McHenry man to prison for 16 years for his role in a machete attack that she called “brutal” and “heinous.”
    March 29, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Harvard man found guilty on drugs, weapons charges

    WOODSTOCK – A Harvard man faces serious prison time after a judge found him guilty of all the drugs and weapons charges against him.
    March 29, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Petting zoo owner ordered to post $30K for animals’ care

    ST. CHARLES –A petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty and neglect must post $30,000 in cash by April 4 for the continuing care of impounded an ...
    March 28, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Woodstock man gets 5 years for sex case, jail stabbing

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a minor, and later picking up additional felony charges for atta ...
    March 27, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Jail policy gets fresh review on heels of Vanecko sentence

    WOODSTOCK – On the heels of news that revealed McHenry County taxpayers are footing much of the bill for the jail stay of a high-profile inmate and fo ...
    March 25, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Cary couple facing armed robbery charges

    A Cary couple face armed robbery charges in Kane County after they allegedly took less than $50 and a cell phone from a dress shop, Elgin Police said ...
    March 24, 2014 - 5:33 pm
  • Guilty plea entered in Crystal Lake DUI case

    WOODSTOCK – A plea deal was reached for a Crystal Lake man who previously was convicted on charges that he drove a snowmobile while drunk in a crash t ...
    March 24, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Al-Qaida spokesman recounts 9/11 aftermath

    NEW YORK – Osama bin Laden’s hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the Sept. 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Feds look for child porn on lawmaker’s computers

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal agents were searching for child pornography when they seized computers from former state Rep. Keith Farnham’s home and offices t ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Man uses screwdriver to steal purse in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – A 19-year-old man has been charged with armed robbery after he used a screwdriver to steal a woman's purse, police said.
    March 22, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Cary man ordered to pay restitution in shaken baby case

    WOODSTOCK – Rachel Greve sat, hands cupping her pregnant belly, next to her husband, James, in a McHenry County courtroom on Friday.
    March 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Petting zoo owner to forfeit some animals

    ST. CHARLES – A judge ruled Thursday that a petting zoo owner charged with animal cruelty had to forfeit her claim to alpacas and llamas, all in a con ...
    March 21, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Two cited during Woodstock tobacco checks

    WOODSTOCK –Two Woodstock businesses were in violation of the law during a recent tobacco compliance check.
    March 20, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • LITH, Woodstock police announce arrest figures for St. Patrick's Day crackdown

    Local police departments made several arrests during their St. Patrick's Day crackdown. Woodstock Po ...
    March 21, 2014 - 12:15 am
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