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Jeremiah Pedersen

Man allegedly caught with $4,000 worth of cocaine

A Woodstock man will appear in court Wednesday after he was allegedly found with more than 40 grams of cocaine. Jeremiah B. Pedersen, 29, has … 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 ›

Judge rules against appointing special prosecutor to investigate McHenry County sheriff

A judge ruled Wednesday that he will not appoint a special prosecutor to investigate McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. McHenry County Associate Judge Thomas Meyer … 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 ›

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 ›

Police: 13-year-olds damaged headstones out of ‘boredom’

Two area youth allegedly confessed to damaging headstones at a far northwest suburban cemetery late last month out of “boredom,” authorities said Tuesday. A total … 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 ›

Armed robbery suspects arrested

Three men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a far northwest suburban liquor store late last year. Jose Aguilar, 21, and … 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 ›

Couple accused of selling heroin out of Woodstock apartment

          A McHenry County couple has been arrested on multiple drug charges after allegedly selling heroin out of their Woodstock apartment. … Read more ›