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  • McHenry County honors wounded vets with Purple Heart monument

    McHenry County honors wounded vets with Purple Heart monument
    A military airplane flew overhead, followed by a Vietnam-era helicopter with service members standing on its skids saluting the crowd below. The powerful scene took place Thursday as a Purple Heart monument was unveiled on the grounds of the...
  • Man charged with killing woman who was found dead in his home

    Man charged with killing woman who was found dead in his home
    A man previously accused of leaving a dead woman's remains in his McHenry County home and fleeing to Las Vegas has been charged with killing her. William J. Ross, 62, appeared in court Wednesday on murder charges stemming from the death of Jacqueline...
  • Village shuts down after alleged threats over power plant

     Village shuts down after alleged threats over power plant
    Oakwood Hills has shut down Village Hall because of alleged threats against public officials over a controversial power plant proposal. Officials in the small McHenry County community have also canceled Thursday's Village Board meeting "due to...
  • No one injured in 5-alarm barn fire near Woodstock

    No one injured in 5-alarm barn fire near Woodstock
    The McHenry County sheriff’s dispatcher said a five-alarm fire at a barn outside Woodstock has been struck out. There are no reported injuries to animals or humans, according to the dispatcher. At least 10 fire departments responded to the fire....
  • Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects

     Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects
    Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found. The assignment of teachers not...
  • Highwood city manager leaving for McHenry County job

     Highwood city manager leaving for McHenry County job
    Highwood City Manager Scott Hartman is leaving Highwood next month to become the new deputy county administrator for McHenry County. In a recent interview, Hartman said the county job was better for his family and closer to his Crystal Lake home. But...
  • Fired officer charged with burglary ordered to give up passport

    Fired officer charged with burglary ordered to give up passport
    A former Richmond police officer accused of possessing stolen firearms was ordered in a McHenry County courtroom today to turn over his passport while he awaits trial. Ryszard Kopacz, 30, of Wauconda, was arrested July 9 – days after he started his...
  • Woodstock man charged with abusing boy at water park

    Woodstock man charged with abusing boy at water park
    A 29-year-old Woodstock man was charged with sexually abusing a boy he met at a local water park, police said today. Taylor L. Blaul of the 1400 block of Oakleaf Lane, was charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a class 2 felony,...
  • Reputed Outfit member charged in federal extortion case

    Reputed Outfit member charged in federal extortion case
    A reputed member of an Outfit-connected drug ring charged with robbing cartel stash houses also is charged with federal extortion in the beating of a McHenry County man who owed him money and allegedly paying an associate to torch the man's house and car....
  • Woodstock drug counselor charged with sexually abusing boy at water park

    Woodstock drug counselor charged with sexually abusing boy at water park
    A Woodstock man was bailed out of McHenry County Jail Wednesday following his arrest on charges that he sexually abused a boy multiple times, including at a public swimming pool, authorities said. Taylor L. Blaul, 29, is accused of having...
  • Fox Lake man, 65, dies in Spring Grove crash

    Fox Lake man, 65, dies in Spring Grove crash
    A 65-year-old Fox Lake man was killed after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a minivan in McHenry County, officials said. The crash happened at the intersection of Route 173 and Winn Road in Spring Grove, according to a press release issued by...
  • Northbrook police reports: Man arrested at picket site

    Northbrook police reports: Man arrested at picket site
    The following items were taken from Northbrook police reports: A 53-year-old Island Lake man was arrested July 15 after picketing a worksite in the 2300 block of Shermer Road. A name check on the arrestee revealed an outstanding warrant for a revoked...