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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Warrant roundup nets 24 arrests

A total of 24 residents were arrested during a recent warrant roundup led by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Apprehension Unit. Members of the U.S. … Read more ›

Jim Stuglis

Former Crystal Lake South athletic director gets jail time, fine in plea deal

A former Crystal Lake South High School athletic director accused of stealing thousands of dollars from vending machines and fundraising events has accepted a plea … Read more ›

Kevin S. Lockwood

Police: Man forcibly removed woman from apartment

A Crystal Lake man stands accused of forcing his ex-girlfriend out of her Woodstock apartment and taking her to a motel after battering her, authorities … Read more ›

Cops: Taxi driver planned to meet prostitutes, attacked, robbed instead

A taxicab driver was reportedly attacked and robbed at a Crystal Lake motel where he went to meet with two prostitutes, according to police. Seven … Read more ›