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Booking photo of James B. Guttridge (Police photo / May 25, 2012)

Defense asks to bar testimony at Woodstock teacher sex trial

Testimony about a relationship with an 18-year-old student should be barred from the upcoming trial of Woodstock North High School teacher and head wrestling coach … 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 ›

Police: Weapons, pot plants, 22 ‘fighting’ roosters found at McHenry County home

A Woodstock-area man is facing multiple criminal charges after police said they found dozens of marijuana plants, 22 “fighting equipped” roosters, two dead hawks, weapons … Read more ›

From the community

Carrie Gil Convicted of Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Arson and Residential Arson

Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Carrie Gil, 46, formerly of Crystal Lake, was found guilty, after a three hour jury deliberation, … Read more ›

Woodstock man gets 2 years for bank fraud, money laundering

A Woodstock man who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering was given two years in prison and was ordered to pay nearly $400,000 … Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›