| 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....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Four men and four women have so far been seated on the jury for Charles Oliver, the Woodstock man accused of multiple sex crimes against eight women.
On the opening day of jury selection for his first trial in McHenry County, Oliver, 45, dressed in a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:12 PM
A Woodstock man already in custody on charges that he sexually assaulted multiple women faced additional allegations today involving two more women.
The new charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault against Charles Oliver, 45, bring the number of...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A second woman took the stand in the Charles Oliver rape trial and testified today that he also became threatening and physically abusive toward her when she went to his house to have sex with him for money.
Like the first alleged victim who testified...
| 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.
| 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 3, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A woman in her 80s was pronounced dead after she was found this morning lying in the snow in unincorporated Huntley wearing only a nightgown and boots.
Shortly after 7 a.m., the McHenry County sheriffs were called to the 11500 block of Hemmer Road...
| 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...
| 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...