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Disgruntled Graffiti Vandals Mock Ant-Graffiti Author
From the community

I didn't graffiti your neighborhood! It wasn't me.

"JULIUS Z" is short for Julius Zsako. That's me, but that isn't my tag. I don't engage in graffiti crime. In recent weeks I have … Read more ›

Sheriff: Vehicle full of teens was going nearly 100 mph

A vehicle full of teens was speeding more than 40 mph over the limit in McHenry County when it was stopped early this morning, which … Read more ›

Kenneth Smith, 35, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder for the third time in the March 6, 2001 death of Raul Briseno, 34, seen here the summer before he was murdered on a family vacation in Acapulco. (Photo provided by the Briseno family)

67-year sentence — again — for 2001 Burrito Express slaying

For the third time since the 2001 slaying of a McHenry restaurant owner, a former Park City man has been sentenced to 67 years in … Read more ›

Gang Graffiti
From the community

How Can Property Owners Reduce Graffiti Vandalism?

Many people have asked me what they can do to better prevent and control graffiti. The vast majority of people seeking my graffiti prevention expertise … Read more ›

Dale Hojnacki

Police officer accused of stealing from department

A longtime far northwest suburban police officer stands accused of stealing money from the department he worked for. Dale Hojnacki, 35, has been charged with … Read more ›

Ex-day care center owner loses bid to drop charges, goes to trial Monday

The woman who owned a day care center where a boy was murdered in 2009 is set to stand trial in Lake County Monday after … Read more ›

Huntley Trustee Nick Hanson has been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and harassment through electronic communication. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Huntley trustee faces misdemeanor charges

Ongoing personal issues between two former friends have led to misdemeanor charges against a far northwest suburban trustee serving his first term in office. Huntley … Read more ›

From the community

Crime

We need to protest for all innocent person losing their life,It is sad, it so sad, to read day after day after day about some … Read more ›

From the community

Crime

We need to protest for all innocent person losing their life,It is sad, it so sad, to read day after day after day about some … Read more ›

Car thieves lead police on two separate chases

Two McHenry County residents remain incarcerated after allegedly stealing a vehicle and taking it on a joyride across portions of the Midwest, authorities said Wednesday. … Read more ›