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  • Crystal Lake to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The multiyear lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Ex-McHenry County assistant state's attorney charged with felony theft

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney faces felony theft charges after she allegedly stole more than $10,000 from several acc ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 pm
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children renews call for info about missing Lyons teen

    LYONS – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is seeking information about Zoe Lovett, who was reported missing in August 2015 from L ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Wauconda man charged with 3 misdemeanors after 5-hour police standoff

    WAUCONDA – The 26-year-old Wauconda man who sparked a five-hour standoff with police Wednesday faces three misdemeanor charges, police said.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:43 pm
  • Ex-Prairie Grove cop indicted on official misconduct for on-duty DUI crash

    WOODSTOCK – The former Prairie Grove police officer accused of crashing his patrol SUV into a pole while drunk on duty has been charged with official ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Huntley High School student removed from school after threat overheard

    HUNTLEY – A Huntley High School student was removed from school Thursday after a conversation involving a student threatening to bring a weapon to sch ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • Downers Grove man charged with child pornography possession, distribution

    DOWNERS GROVE – Anthony Damaska, 28, of the 600 block of Sherman Street, Downers Grove, has been charged with possession and distribution of child por ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Police discover child pornography, drugs in Fox Lake couple's home

    FOX LAKE – An investigation spanning several weeks led to Lake County authorities discovering hundreds of child pornography videos, an array of drugs ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:51 pm
  • Downers Grove man accused of battering infant daughter

    DOWNERS GROVE – A Downers Grove man has been charged with aggravated battery of his 3-month old daughter, according to a DuPage County State's Attorne ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow pleads not guilty

    FOX LAKE – The widow of disgrace Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz pleaded not guilty to felony money laundering and misuse of charitable funds ch ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • Ex-Crystal Lake business owner sentenced for hiding $80K during bankruptcy

    ROCKFORD – A former Bull Valley man and Crystal Lake business owner was sentenced to nine months in federal prison for hiding more than $80,000 in ass ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 6:04 pm
  • McHenry teens accused of kidnapping boy in plot to recover stolen pot

    McHENRY – Three 19-year-old men from McHenry allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old boy in what police said was a plot to persuade the boy's 13-year-old fr ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Fox River Grove man charged with DUI after crashing into building with girl in van

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Fox River Grove man was charged with DUI and endangering the life of a child after he drove 4 feet into a building near Crystal Lake ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Ex-Crystal Lake man accused of mailing 18 pounds of pot from California sentenced

    WOODSTOCK – A former Crystal Lake man accused of shipping marijuana through the mail was sentenced to prison and recommended for boot camp as part of ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:43 pm
  • Elmhurst Police Department investigation leads to child porn arrest

    ELMHURST – An investigation initiated by the Elmhurst Police Department has led to the arrest of a Glendale Heights man accused of possession of child ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:30 am
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