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  • Cop fired after week on job, then charged with misconduct, burglary, gun offense: cops

    Cop fired after week on job, then charged with misconduct, burglary, gun offense: cops
    A part-time police officer in a small McHenry County community who was fired after less than a week on the job now faces criminal charges of official misconduct, possession of a stolen firearm and burglary, authorities said.
  • Man pleads guilty to DUI on same road he killed 4 in 1999 DUI

    Man pleads guilty to DUI on same road he killed 4 in 1999 DUI
    Walter Depner, who served 12 years in prison for killing four people in 1999 while driving drunk, pleaded guilty today to again driving under the influence on the same road in 2013. Depner, 62, waived his right to a jury trial that was set to begin...

    Life together a cabaret

    Life together a cabaret
    When you get married for the first time at the age of 61, you want to do it right. That's why Scott Urban chose an Elvis impersonator to perform the ceremony at his 2008 nuptials to Karen Morby. The vows were nontraditional. Elvis asked Scott, "Are...

    Jeffrey Thorsen for transparency

    Voters deserve and should demand transparency in the fiscal activities of government. The Treasurer’s office is the ideal nucleus for opening the books and enlightening the taxpayer.  McHenry County is behind surrounding Illinois counties in...

    Ex-Crystal Lake police officer charged with workers' comp fraud

    Ex-Crystal Lake police officer charged with workers' comp fraud
    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...