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Crime & Courts

  • IDOT safety instructor sentenced for setting fires in Algonquin

    WOODSTOCK – A traffic safety educator for the Illinois Department of Transportation was sentenced to a two-year probation term after he admitted to se ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Lyons man charged with murdering neighbors at Riverwalk Senior Residences

    LYONS – A man faces two charges of first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing two of his neighbors at the Riverwalk Senior Residences in Lyons, acco ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • Hebron village president facing cocaine charges could lose his home

    HEBRON — Village President John Jacobson could lose his home this summer after failing to pay three years of property taxes, according to information ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:15 pm
  • Plainfield caregiver charged with making, selling drugs out of Berwyn apartment

    BERWYN – A Plainfield woman was charged April 28 with manufacturing and selling drugs out of an apartment in the 6200 block of 21st Street in Berwyn, ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • McHenry County men arrested after selling cocaine in Lake in the Hills bar, police say

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Four McHenry County men are facing felony drug charges after a joint police investigation found the men were selling narcotics out ...
    May 2, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • Riverside police continue traffic enforcement campaign

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department’s Intensified Traffic Enforcement detail was operational from 2 to 9 p.m. April 13, according to a news re ...
    May 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Huntley man gets 2 years in prison for stealing gun vault, credit card

    WOODSTOCK – A Huntley man was sentenced to two years in prison after he admitted to stealing a gun vault and a Discover credit card.
    May 2, 2016 - 5:20 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office warns of caller posing as dispatcher

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent incident in which a male caller posing as a sheriff's dispatcher left a voic ...
    May 2, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • RoomPlace employee charged with arson in fire that leveled Woodridge warehouse

    WOODRIDGE – An employee has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed the RoomPlace furniture warehouse in Woodridge on April 21.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • Former Wheaton College student pleads guilty to illegal video recording in showers

    WHEATON – A former Wheaton College student accused of secretly video recording female college students while they showered in a campus-owned apartment ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Fox River Grove woman made up abandoned puppy in pillowcase story, police say

    WOODSTOCK – Police said a story about a puppy, since dubbed Woodstock, being found on the side of the road after being abandoned turned out to be just ...
    April 29, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • Woodstock's 9 siblings join him in animal shelter care in Gilberts

    WOODSTOCK – The puppy reportedly discovered in a duct-taped pillow case near Route 14 last week is not an only child.
    April 29, 2016 - 4:44 pm
  • Glenbard West High School responds to social media threat

    GLEN ELLYN – There will be an increased police presence at Glenbard West High School in the next few days following a social media post April 28 indic ...
    April 29, 2016 - 8:58 am
  • Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in Wonder Lake woman's death

    WOODSTOCK – A 23-year-old Crystal Lake man has been charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with a suspected morphine overdose death in Wonde ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • Elmhurst police investigate loose bullet at Lincoln Elementary School

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst police are investigating an April 28 incident at Lincoln Elementary School in which a small caliber bullet was found in one of the ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:53 am
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