| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A 15-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the abdomen this morning by his younger brother in a home near Harvard, authorities said.
The brothers found an unsecured .22 caliber rifle and were playing with it, thinking it was unloaded, according to a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:49 PM
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....
| May 8, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A Woodstock man accused of raping eight women he met through online sex ads was sentenced this afternoon to 36 years in prison.
Charles Oliver, 46, was convicted by a McHenry County jury in February of criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint of a...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:36 AM
A boating trip turned deadly Sunday afternoon for a Melrose Park man taking in Pistakee Lake in northwest suburban Johnsburg, officials said.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate the victim, 49-year-old William L. Trybula, died of drowning, according to...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:04 AM
The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended attorney Robert Bless from practicing law for allegedly having an affair with a client.
Monday's suspension will last until the court decides his ultimate fate.
Bless is a former Cook County Sheriff’s...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 10:23 PM
Storms swept across much of northern Illinois Saturday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service issued numerous flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings for the area, with some lasting as late as 11:30 p.m.
Earlier Saturday, a tornado...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Retail sales in the Chicago area rose 4.8 percent in 2013 to $110.8 billion, topping pre-recession totals, according to a report released this week by Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a Chicago-based retail and real estate consultancy.
Not since 2007, when...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Nominated to the board of Metra, former McHenry County board member Marc Munaretto has promised to push for infrastructure improvements.
County board chairman Tina Hill appointed Munaretto over 11 other applicants, and the nomination will go before the...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for several Chicago-area counties were allowed to expire this evening, but more storms were on the way for parts of the Chicago area.
Warnings issued for Lake, McHenry and northern Kane counties, as well as part of...
| 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...