10 hrs ago
Bond increased for counselor accused of sex crimes
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge had harsh words for the Woodstock man accused of sex crimes with a young boy, after the defendant contacted the boy's father.
14 hrs ago
Woodstock abuse suspect takes plea deal, testifies against schoolmate
An 18-year-old from Woodstock will be released from jail today after he testified against another man and pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at a party over Christmas break.
14 hrs ago
Woodstock teen ordered probation for role in sex crimes
WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock High School teen who admitted to a sex act with a 15-year-old girl that his alleged accomplices recorded will leave the McHenry County Jail today.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Federal parolee arrested in Galesburg slaying
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Mon Aug 25, 2014
Discover the conservation district programs
Learn about the habits and behaviors of white-tailed deer and how this relates to the sport of archery from McHenry County Conservation District educators and instructors from T.A.Z. Archery in Woodstock.
Fire official: Bus driver taken to hospital following accident
UNION – The driver of a school bus was taken to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock after an accident this morning, a fire official said.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Workforce development week to offer job-seeking insight
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Workforce Investment Board is hoping to highlight the importance of workforce development next week, and will offer several opportunities to job-seeking residents in the process.
Meet the Michelangelo of Brookfield
Like the more famous renaissance artist, Patrick Rankin excels in many types of artwork - including numerous examples of oil painting - but his real passion is for sculpture.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
No charges after 'concerning' messages about school
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff's Office responded to Riley Elementary School in unincorporated Marengo on Thursday to respond to statements on social media that toed the line of making threats.
Reed sentenced to 25 years on sex charges
WOODSTOCK – Thomas Reed, a man convicted of raping his former girlfriend's young daughter, admitted to a sex evaluator that he still fantasized about the girl and other criminal sex acts that mirror his conviction, prosecutors said.
Archery, hikes among MCCD programs
4, at Kishwaukee Headwaters Conservation Area, 1606 Dean St., Woodstock. An hour's worth of games, crafts, snacks and other educational activities around the special theme of the day is designed for children 2 to 6 years old.
Shane Lamb rejects state offer; trial set
WOODSTOCK – Shane Lamb rejected a state's offer on charges that be broke into a McHenry home and stole weapons.
One injured in accident involving school bus
The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and the city police department responded about 4 p.m. Thursday to an accident involving a car and a school bus at Ware Road and Route 47, Woodstock Fire Capt.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
State wants to release mentally ill woman who killed mom
WOODSTOCK – It's been 13 years since Alice Bair was civilly committed but criminally acquitted for killing her mother, and prosecutors are fighting the state's attempts to release her.
Laura E. 'Betty' Lyle
She was born Nov. 29, 1924, on the Dayton farm, northeast of Maple Park, the daughter of Andrew and Bessie Lyle.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
McCullom Lake man sentenced to 15 years for impregnating child
WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old girl, an act the judge called “repulsive and disgusting and unforgivable."
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Opposition to Woodstock RV restrictions come out in force
WOODSTOCK – Proposed restrictions to the outdoor storage of boats and other recreational vehicles on residential lots has owners up in arms.
Woodstock OKs zoning, special use request from medical marijuana dispensary
WOODSTOCK – The City Council decided late Tuesday night to alter zoning and grant a special use request for a medical marijuana dispensary at 2300-2312 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock.
Learn about the native landscape settlers found in McHenry County
Learn about "Natural Heritage: Discovering the Native Landscape" with the McHenry County Historical Society's "Summer Sunday Series" on Aug. 24. The McHenry County Historical Society offers its "Summer Sunday Series: Natural Heritage: Discovering the Native Landscape" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the museum, 6422 Main St., Union.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Realistic active shooter drill helps prepare faculty
Sarah Nader- firstname.lastname@example.org Police officers enter the cafeteria in search of a suspect and victims during an active shooter training scenario at Marian Central High School in Woodstock Monday, August 18, 2014.