| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:28 AM
A crash in northwest suburban Crystal Lake left one person dead and another critically injured Monday, authorities said.
About 5:45 p.m., a southbound Toyota Camry 4-door crossed into a northbound lane on Pyott Road just south of Rakow Road, striking...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Police said four Woodstock High School students face criminal charges related to the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl--an act that authorities said was filmed and posted on a social media website.
Two 18-year-old high school students and two...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A McHenry County judge was not swayed today by a doctor’s claim that a former Crystal Lake youth baseball coach could be cured by "community-based" treatment.
Instead, the judge sentenced the 41-year-old man to two years in prison.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A McHenry County judge on Tuesday dropped a hate crime charge against a middle school boy who attacked a fellow student in February.
As part of a plea deal, the boy admitted guilt to the remaining charge, aggravated battery, and apologized to the victim...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Suburban voters weighed in on a number of tax measures and other referendum questions Tuesday and cast ballots in the collar counties for nominees to replace two longtime sheriffs.
In a Democratic race for the sheriff's nomination in...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:05 PM
A 15-year-old boy who was pulled from a pond in Woodstock on Thursday night after spending at least 90 minutes underwater has died, officials said today.
According to the McHenry County Coroner's office, the Crystal Lake boy died at Centegra Woodstock...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Two men were killed when the car they were riding in left the road and hit a tree near Cary early Friday morning, police said.
The driver, Bradley J. Kass, 25, of Algonquin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Robert Sloan Jr., 22, of...
| 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 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
An Elgin man was arrested Sunday and charged with criminal sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman he had shared a room with the night before at the Super Motel 8 in Woodstock, police said.
Timothy E. Levis, 54, was identified and arrested when police...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 12:11 PM
An Elgin city councilwoman is the Democratic choice to replace an Illinois State Representative who resigned earlier this month for health reasons after computers were seized from his office in a search for child pornography.
Anna Moeller, 42, will be...