| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:19 PM
After apologizing Friday for brutally attacking the mother of his young daughter and the woman’s then-boyfriend last year while they slept, nearly killing both of them, Jimmy Bell was sentenced to 38 years in prison.
"I wasn’t raised that...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
A Huntley man accused of following a Lincolnshire teenager home and attacking her has been charged with felony aggravated attempted kidnapping and aggravated battery, police said.
Daniel Bockenhauer, 21, of 11600 block of Lori Lane, was wearing a...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 1:06 PM
A music teacher who formerly worked for Woodstock Community Unit District 200 was cleared today of charges stemming from an allegation that he inappropriately touched a student at Olson Elementary School.
Jeffrey Steurer, 39, of Caledonia, embraced...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
A McHenry County sheriff's deputy shot and injured a suicidal woman after she emerged from a residence with a .223-caliber assault rifle and pointed it at authorities Sunday, officials announced this monring.
The 53-year-old woman is being treated at...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Neighboring mayors and environmentalists expressed concerns but withheld judgment Wednesday about a proposed gas-fired power plant in far northwest suburban Oakwood Hills.
The main concern was that the generating plant might draw too much groundwater...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:17 PM
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.
Ryszard T. Kopacz, 30, was...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:24 AM
A man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in an Island Lake home on Monday, authorities said.
Howard E. Dibbern, 49, of McHenry, was taken into custody today by the Island Lake Police Department after being released...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A man who allegedly crashed a stolen car into a Mundelein home this morning may also be involved with the suspicious death of a woman in northwest-suburban Island Lake, whose identity was released tonight, authorities said.
Island Lake Police...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The night Karen Scavelli was killed, her daughter arrived at the Island Lake home they shared and immediately sensed something was wrong.
"Things just didn't seem right," said Nicole Allard, 25. "The house was not ransacked. ... Little things were...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:48 PM
A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy has dropped a long-running lawsuit against the county in exchange for escaping a hefty court fine, officials said today.
Zane Seipler filed a federal suit in 2008 claiming he was wrongly terminated for...