| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board.
Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
| 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...
| 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...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:34 AM
A second Woodstock High School student has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at a party during Christmas break.
Corion Simpson, 18, dressed in jail-issued orange clothing, pleaded not guilty this morning to criminal sexual...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A North Carolina man is accused of traveling to the Chicago area to have sexual contact with an underage girl he met online.
Police in far northwest suburban Woodstock said they responded to a local residence on a suspicious subject call on Monday and...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:38 AM
A 31-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry County near northwest suburban Marengo, officials said.
Quinn G. Gieseke of Woodstock was killed when his 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck crashed in the...