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  • Village's new cop fired in 1st week on job, then arrested

    Village's new cop fired in 1st week on job, then arrested
    In the days after he started work as a police officer in a small McHenry County village, Ryszard Kopacz was fired, investigated by the state police, arrested and charged with several felonies.
  • Woman charged after leaving dogs in car on 86-degree day in Deerfield

    Woman charged after leaving dogs in car on 86-degree day in Deerfield
    The following information was taken from police reports. Deerfield A Zion woman, 53, was charged with ill treatment of a dog after two dogs left inside a parked car on an 86-degree day were reported, on July 21. The car, parked outside a business on...

    Cop fired after week on job, then charged with misconduct, burglary, gun offense: cops

    Cop fired after week on job, then charged with misconduct, burglary, gun offense: cops
    A part-time police officer in a small McHenry County community who was fired after less than a week on the job now faces criminal charges of official misconduct, possession of a stolen firearm and burglary, authorities said. Ryszard T. Kopacz, 30, was...

    Man shot during altercation with Wauconda police ID'd

    Man shot during altercation with Wauconda police ID'd
    A man who was shot and killed by police at his apartment in northwest suburban Wauconda Monday has been identified as 36-year-old John Nightingale, officials said. Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo said while the cause of death won&...

    Investigation finds Wauconda police justified in fatal shooting

    Investigation finds Wauconda police justified in fatal shooting
    Two Wauconda police officers have been cleared in a shooting that left a man dead earlier this month, authorities said. The officers — whom authorities are not naming — shot John Nightingale, 36, at his home in the northwest suburban town...