| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Charles Oliver, who was accused of raping eight women he met on Craigslist and other dating sites, pleaded guilty to two more counts of sexual assault today.
Convicted by a McHenry County jury last month in the first case, Oliver calmly agreed to the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum recently received a substantial donation of the works of Chester Gould, creator of "Dick Tracy." For many years, Gould was a cartoonist with the Chicago Tribune and drew "Dick Tracy" from 1931 until his...
| 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 6, 2014
| 5:25 AM
Declaring plans to move past an issue that has stoked anger among Woodstock residents, city officials have announced they will take no further action against a police sergeant who text messaged a 12-year-old girl and told her to send him “sexy...
| 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 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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:54 AM
It's that time of year again, time to check out some of the more artistically enterprising U.S. summer classical music festivals. Whether it's a world premiere, an unusual opera, an orchestral or chamber rarity, or a gifted young artist seeking exposure...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:46 PM
It is no coincidence that the lead character—the insecure, ambitious, lonely, befuddled, athletic, smart and searching John Lincoln—of Richard Babcock’s fine new novel “Are You Happy Now?” is an editor with a small Chicago...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:09 PM
McHenry County sheriff's deputies fired shots at a man who pointed a gun at them as they served a warrant near Marengo today, but the man was not hit by the gunfire and was arrested after a short barricade situation.
At 12:18 p.m. members of the...