| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Rape victim advocates hope a guilty verdict in the case of a man charged with sexually assaulting eight women will echo far beyond the confines of the McHenry County courtroom in which he was tried.
A jury found Charles Oliver guilty Friday in the first...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:41 AM
A Woodstock police officer was released from the hospital Monday evening after the officer’s squad car was struck by a car driven by a 15-year-old, the McHenry County Sheriff’s office said.
Woodstock Police Chief Robert Lowen said Eric...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:44 PM
After allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend for weeks, a man threatened the woman and her mother with a gun in a Northwest suburban home, shot a police officer who tried to intervene and was then fatally shot by police, authorities said.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
•Two Rolex watches valued at $44,000, one 4.6-carat diamond ring valued at $60,000, one Patek Philipe watch valued at $50,000, two oval shaped diamond cuff links valued at $4,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Jurors watched a 12-minute video Tuesday of a Woodstock man engaged in sex acts with a woman who prosecutors say was one of eight he sexually assaulted — but what happened off-camera may be central to whether the jury finds him guilty.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Seven calves are missing after a barn fire in McHenry County that is suspected to have been caused by a heat lamp.
Authorities said they arrived on the scene along Root Road near Harvard at just before 2 p.m. Tuesday and that the fire destroyed the barn...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A second woman took the stand in the Charles Oliver rape trial and testified today that he also became threatening and physically abusive toward her when she went to his house to have sex with him for money.
Like the first alleged victim who testified...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Suburban Woodstock’s head of street maintenance has been charged with felony theft after stealing a ton of road salt and two snowplow skids, authorities said.
Dale A. Behm, 57, was arrested Friday at 3 p.m., after an investigation by Woodstock...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A 73-year-old woman was found dead in a fire in northwest suburban Woodstock on Thursday evening.
According to the Woodstock Fire Department, the fire was reported at 7:29 p.m. in a single-family home in the 500 block of East Kimball Avenue....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:09 PM
In a phone call to his father from jail, played in court today at his trial, Charles Oliver said that women he paid for sex "are claiming rape" because he "was aggressive" with them.
Oliver, a 45-year-old Woodstock man who is accused of sexually...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A Woodstock man has been charged with intimidation after authorities said he allegedly made threats to his former employers, officials announced today.
Charles R. Wagner, 47, was employed as a maintenance worker at various Chicago-area Panera Bread Co....