| 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,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Kent McKenzie, emergency management coordinator for Lake County, said that slush and snow caused hazardous driving conditions early today.
"We had many, many cars off the road and in ditches, especially in the northern half of the county," he said....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Suburban voters weighed in on a number of tax measures and other referendum questions Tuesday and cast ballots in the collar counties for nominees to replace two longtime sheriffs.
In a Democratic race for the sheriff's nomination in...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A McHenry County judge was not swayed today by a doctor’s claim that a former Crystal Lake youth baseball coach could be cured by "community-based" treatment.
Instead, the judge sentenced the 41-year-old man to two years in prison.
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2013
Joseph Cloidt survived the Civil War battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg, serving at one point as bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln.
Arthur Hinze fought in Germany and France in World War I. And Raymond John Bielfeldt died of tuberculosis contracted...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Marilyn Murphy went to Lake County Jail to see her son. What she saw was an image of him on a television screen.
She visited with her 22-year-old son while she sat in an empty room and he sat in a jail pod in another part of the building.