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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.
  • 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...

    Wauconda police arrest three in home-invasion shooting

    Wauconda police arrest three in home-invasion shooting
    Authorities have arrested three men in connection with a home-invasion shooting in northwest suburban Wauconda, officials said today. Jose A. Dominguez-Eleperez, 26, of Wheeling; Noe Brito-Ramirez, 22, of Wauconda, and John Nava, 19, of Niles, were...