| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:44 PM
A businessman and former member of the McHenry County Board will represent the county on the Regional Transportation Authority starting in January.
Blake Hobson, 51, of Lakewood, was named by County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill to replace longtime...
| 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....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Authorities said today they are looking for a Crystal Lake man in connection with a drug conspiracy case that already has resulted in the arrest of five people.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Terry R. Pugh, 24, whose last known address...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:22 PM
More than seven years after Michael Romano told investigators he found his parents’ bodies in their home near Crystal Lake, prosecutors said Thursday they have charged him with the couple’s murders.
Nick Romano, 71, and Gloria Romano, 65,...
| Sep 25, 2013
The sun had sunk behind the trees. In the fading light, the woods were dusky shadows.
And faintly, just barely, I thought I heard something.
I stood still and listened in the quiet of the darkening forest.
Hoo hoo hoo. Hoo.
An owl. I was smiling...
| Sep 20, 2013
The special prosecutor who brought involuntary manslaughter charges against former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew after a Rush Street confrontation led to the death of David Koschman concluded Thursday that he will not bring charges against the Chicago...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:10 PM
A middle school student has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated battery and a hate crime following a fight at a northwest suburban school that left a student with broken collarbones, police said.
The student at Hannah Beardsley Middle School in...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:37 PM
A McHenry County judge ruled Wednesday that school officials violated the law by building 51-foot-tall bleachers on the Crystal Lake South High School football field last fall without going through the city's zoning process.
But he stopped short of...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Illinois regulators have come out with proposed requirements for opening medical marijuana grow centers and dispensaries — and they come with a steep price tag that advocates say could be costly for consumers.
For dispensaries to sell the pot,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Marie Ann Vos believed every child should have the opportunity to feel the joy of performing music, a passion she developed as a youngster and later while playing with her high school band in Minnesota.
A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Mrs. Vos...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:04 PM
A former Crystal Lake police officer has been indicted on charges of fraud for allegedly claiming workers’ compensation for a wrist injury while he was lifting weights at the police station.
Michael Avila, 33, of Crystal Lake, was arraigned...