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  • Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls

    Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls
    Before her abuser was sentenced today to four years in prison, a young woman took the stand in a McHenry County courtroom and wept as she told the judge how her life had been altered at a young age. The abuse "set my life on a wrong course and destroyed...
  • McHenry County honors wounded vets with Purple Heart monument

    McHenry County honors wounded vets with Purple Heart monument
    A military airplane flew overhead, followed by a Vietnam-era helicopter with service members standing on its skids saluting the crowd below. The powerful scene took place Thursday as a Purple Heart monument was unveiled on the grounds of the...
  • Man charged with killing woman who was found dead in his home

    Man charged with killing woman who was found dead in his home
    A man previously accused of leaving a dead woman's remains in his McHenry County home and fleeing to Las Vegas has been charged with killing her. William J. Ross, 62, appeared in court Wednesday on murder charges stemming from the death of Jacqueline...
  • Village shuts down after alleged threats over power plant

     Village shuts down after alleged threats over power plant
    Oakwood Hills has shut down Village Hall because of alleged threats against public officials over a controversial power plant proposal. Officials in the small McHenry County community have also canceled Thursday's Village Board meeting "due to...
  • Neighbors concerned about power plant's water use in McHenry County

     Neighbors concerned about power plant's water use in McHenry County
    Neighboring mayors and environmentalists expressed concerns but withheld judgment Wednesday about a proposed gas-fired power plant in far northwest suburban Oakwood Hills. The main concern was that the generating plant might draw too much groundwater...
  • Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects

     Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects
    Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found. The assignment of teachers not...
  • No one injured in 5-alarm barn fire near Woodstock

    No one injured in 5-alarm barn fire near Woodstock
    The McHenry County sheriff’s dispatcher said a five-alarm fire at a barn outside Woodstock has been struck out. There are no reported injuries to animals or humans, according to the dispatcher. At least 10 fire departments responded to the fire....
  • Man gets 38 years for near-fatal, double knife attack

    Man gets 38 years for near-fatal, double knife attack
    After apologizing Friday for brutally attacking the mother of his young daughter and the woman’s then-boyfriend last year while they slept, nearly killing both of them, Jimmy Bell was sentenced to 38 years in prison. "I wasn’t raised that...
  • Man accused of following, attacking 17-year-old girl

    Man accused of following, attacking 17-year-old girl
    A Huntley man accused of following a Lincolnshire teenager home and attacking her has been charged with felony aggravated attempted kidnapping and aggravated battery, police said.  Daniel Bockenhauer, 21, of 11600 block of Lori Lane, was wearing a...
  • Ex-Woodstock teacher not guilty of battery charge

    Ex-Woodstock teacher not guilty of battery charge
    A music teacher who formerly worked for Woodstock Community Unit District 200 was cleared today of charges stemming from an allegation that he inappropriately touched a student at Olson Elementary School. Jeffrey Steurer, 39, of Caledonia, embraced...
  • Fox Lake man, 65, dies in Spring Grove crash

    Fox Lake man, 65, dies in Spring Grove crash
    A 65-year-old Fox Lake man was killed after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a minivan in McHenry County, officials said. The crash happened at the intersection of Route 173 and Winn Road in Spring Grove, according to a press release issued by...