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Analise J. Garner (Police photo)

Police: Woman bites dog

A Lake in the Hills woman bit the family dog after returning home drunk over the weekend, police said Monday. Analise J. Garner, 19, of … Read more › 1 comment

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 ›

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 ›

Donald Jones

Man pleads guilty to pimping Kansas teen

A former Lake in the Hills man has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for pimping a teenage girl from Kansas. … Read more ›

LITH man pleads guilty in death of baby

The Northwest Herald reports: A Lake in the Hills man faces up to five years in prison for the 2006 death of his 3-month-old nephew. … 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 ›

Wallace Henshall

Police: Burglar caught selling stolen items on Craigslist

A Round Lake man with a lengthy criminal past was caught selling tools on Craigslist that he allegedly stole from two far northwest suburban hardware … Read more ›

Russell Palermo

Huntley insurance salesman wanted for fraud

Authorities are searching for an insurance salesman from far northwest suburban Huntley accused of collecting money for cancelled policies. A total of 29 charges have … Read more ›