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  • 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...
  • Oberweis' ill-timed Florida trip lets Truax back in the game

     
    Friday's print column Win or lose Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Oberweis will leave us with an object lesson in how not to campaign with a big lead. A Tribune/WGN-TV poll conducted March 1-5 found Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, with a......
  • Ex-Panera worker charged with intimidation: police

    Ex-Panera worker charged with intimidation: police
    A Woodstock man has been charged with intimidation after authorities said he allegedly made threats to his former employers, officials announced today. Charles R. Wagner, 47, was employed as a maintenance worker at various Chicago-area Panera Bread Co....
  • Video visits at Illinois jails praised as efficient, criticized as impersonal

    Video visits at Illinois jails praised as efficient, criticized as impersonal
    Marilyn Murphy went to Lake County Jail to see her son. What she saw was an image of him on a television screen. She visited with her 22-year-old son while she sat in an empty room and he sat in a jail pod in another part of the building. Murphy and...
  • Stepfather charged with murder in Woodstock stabbing death

    Stepfather charged with murder in Woodstock stabbing death
    The stepfather of a 34-year-old Woodstock man stabbed to death over the weekend has been charged with murder, officials said. Victor M. Lopez, 46, is being held at the McHenry County jail on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of Mark A....
  • Autopsy: Woodstock man was stabbed to death

    Autopsy: Woodstock man was stabbed to death
    A 34-year-old Woodstock man who was found dead in a Woodstock home on Saturday died of multiple stab wounds, according to an autopsy conducted today. The man was identified as Mark A. Medina, of Woodstock, according to McHenry County Coronor Dr. Anne L....
  • Alleged Craigslist rapist hit with new charges

    Alleged Craigslist rapist hit with new charges
    The Woodstock man accused earlier this year of sexually assaulting five women is now facing additional charges. McHenry County prosecutors filed new aggravated criminal sexual assault charges this week against Charles Oliver, 45, after a sixth woman...
  • Mentally ill man gets 30 years for 'brutal' murder

    Mentally ill man gets 30 years for 'brutal' murder
    A Woodstock man with a history of severe mental illness was sentenced to 30 years in prison this evening for the grisly murder of a homeless man in 2009. Kyle Morgan, 29, who also battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, his father testified,...
  • Police: Man charged after skeletal remains found in house

    Police: Man charged after skeletal remains found in house
    A McHenry man has been charged with concealing the homicide of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in his home, authorities said. A caretaker found a woman’s remains in a vacant home owned by William J. Ross, 62, in the 500 block of North...
  • Woodstock residents rip inquiry of officer

    Woodstock residents rip inquiry of officer
    A line of Woodstock residents came forward to blast city officials Tuesday night over the handling of a police officer who was the focus of a recent investigation into a text message sent to a 12-year-old girl. City council members responded by saying...
  • Prosecutor eludes contempt charge, judge calls actions 'repugnant'

    Prosecutor eludes contempt charge, judge calls actions 'repugnant'
    A special prosecutor who twice brought McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi to trial on criminal charges, only to see him swiftly cleared both times, was found not guilty of criminal contempt of court today for his actions in the cases....
  • Beecher's century-old mausoleum teetering on ruin

     Beecher's century-old mausoleum teetering on ruin
    Joseph Cloidt survived the Civil War battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg, serving at one point as bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln. Arthur Hinze fought in Germany and France in World War I. And Raymond John Bielfeldt died of tuberculosis contracted...