| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A 15-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the abdomen this morning by his younger brother in a home near Harvard, authorities said.
The brothers found an unsecured .22 caliber rifle and were playing with it, thinking it was unloaded, according to a...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:55 AM
In McHenry County, a few couples have come in to apply for marriage licenses or to have their civil unions converted, but not as many as County Clerk Katherine Schultz expected on the first day same-sex licenses are available.
“Not much activity,"...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Click on the image above to view an interactive map of suburban farmers markets.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., now through Oct. 28, at Town Square, 101 N. Johnson St.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 1-Sept. 28, at Metra commuter lot,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:36 AM
A boating trip turned deadly Sunday afternoon for a Melrose Park man taking in Pistakee Lake in northwest suburban Johnsburg, officials said.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate the victim, 49-year-old William L. Trybula, died of drowning, according to...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:11 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
Five boys were arrested in connection with a number of incidents of criminal damage to property on May 9 between 2:46 a.m. and 6:56 a.m. on the 400 block of Tall Grass Circle, the 400 block of Red...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:04 AM
The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended attorney Robert Bless from practicing law for allegedly having an affair with a client.
Monday's suspension will last until the court decides his ultimate fate.
Bless is a former Cook County Sheriff’s...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 10:23 PM
Storms swept across much of northern Illinois Saturday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service issued numerous flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings for the area, with some lasting as late as 11:30 p.m.
Earlier Saturday, a tornado...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Amid flagging interest for the Home Affordable Refinance Program, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are taking their pitch on the road, with the first stop in Chicago next month.
Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is scheduled to meet...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Karen Scavelli’s three children looked on quietly this morning in a McHenry County courtroom as Howard E. Dibbern pleaded not guilty to beating, stabbing and breaking their mother’s neck in her Island Lake home.
Dibbern, 49, pleaded not...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Nominated to the board of Metra, former McHenry County board member Marc Munaretto has promised to push for infrastructure improvements.
County board chairman Tina Hill appointed Munaretto over 11 other applicants, and the nomination will go before the...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A Woodstock man accused of raping eight women he met through online sex ads was sentenced this afternoon to 36 years in prison.
Charles Oliver, 46, was convicted by a McHenry County jury in February of criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint of a...