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  • McHenry man guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

    WOODSTOCK – Jurors on Friday found a McHenry man guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, Jacqueline Schaefer, and entombing her body in a room in his hom ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Bolingbrook man charged with Elmhurst Dress Barn robbery

    ELMHURST – A Bolingbrook man was arrested July 21 and charged with the recent robbery of an Elmhurst Dress Barn, 167 S. Route 83, according to the Elm ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Jury deliberates in McHenry man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

    WOODSTOCK — Jurors are deliberating in the case of a McHenry man charged in the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend whose remains were found in a ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • In 2013 police interview, McHenry man denies knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Schaefer

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man's trial on murder allegations continued Thursday with a video of his police interrogation in Las Vegas in which he de ...
    July 21, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Former Winfield deputy fire chief charged with forgery, misconduct

    Former Winfield Deputy Fire Chief Bryan Lewis of Wheaton has been charged with two felony counts of official misconduct and two felony counts of forge ...
    July 21, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • McHenry man charged in connection with 2014 robbery

    McHENRY – Two people, including a McHenry man, have been charged in connection with the 2014 robbery of a McHenry cigarette store, police said.
    July 19, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Two die in I-290 crash near Elmhurst

    ELMHURST – Two people died on July 16 after a three-vehicle crash on I-290 east of North Avenue near Elmhurst, according to reports.
    July 18, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Trial set to begin for McHenry man accused of murdering ex-girfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

    WOODSTOCK – Jury selection will begin Monday for a McHenry man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and sealing a bedroom where her remains were fou ...
    July 16, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Elmhurst police investigating aggravated robbery at Dress Barn

    ELMHURST - The Elmhurst Police Department continues to investigate an aggravated robbery that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. July 15 at the Dress ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Former Chicago man sentenced to probation for threats against state Rep. Jeanne Ives

    WHEATON – A former Chicago man has been sentenced to two years of probation for making threatening voice messages against state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wh ...
    July 15, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • Man gets 12 years for trafficking 70+ pounds of marijuana to McHenry County

    WOODSTOCK – A California trucking company owner was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison after he knowingly traveled across the country to McHenry ...
    July 15, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Ex-Wonder Lake man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting young family member

    WOODSTOCK – A former Wonder Lake man was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young family member.
    July 15, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Attorney General Madigan files lawsuit against Berwyn property owner over lead paint

    BERWYN – Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit July 7 against a Berwyn property owner for allegedly violating the Lead Poisoning Prevention Ac ...
    July 13, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Woodstock man facing charges after kissing underage girl's hand, charging cop, police say

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man is facing charges after police said he kissed the hand of a juvenile girl, lied to authorities about being a police office ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Boyfriend of Algonquin woman who died from heroin overdose avoids prison time

    WOODSTOCK – In what a McHenry County judge called his “absolute last chance,” Cody Hillier was sentenced to two years’ probation for drug charges that ...
    July 6, 2016 - 12:00 am
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