12 hrs ago
Court docs: murder victim shot 2 years before she was found
WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross on Tuesday made his first courtroom appearance since being charged with first-degree murder, more than six months after a woman's badly decomposed body was found in his McHenry home.
22 hrs ago
McHenry County Fair opens Wednesday
For Susan Simons of Marengo, the McHenry County Fair has been a staple summer event since her daughter started participating in a 4-H club 13 years ago.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Judge orders 3 years for drug-induced homicide
Justin T. Hurt, of Round Lake Beach, pleaded guilty last week to a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
County begins developing code of conduct for appointees
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is wasting no time developing a code of conduct for its appointees to boards and commissions to follow.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Lengthy review may push back UDO vote
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board's vote to ratify the Unified Development Ordinance likely will be pushed back two weeks because of its ongoing review.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Some McHenry County governments feeling road salt pinch
Maintenance Superintendent Edward Markison stands in the salt dome Thursday at the McHenry County Division of Transportation in Woodstock.
Our View: Woodstock chef cooks up victory
Thumbs up: To Scott Commings for winning season 12 of “Hell's Kitchen.” The Woodstock chef defeated Chicago chef Jason Zepaltas in the finale and won a $250,000-a-year job at one of host Gordon Ramsay's restaurants.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Jude orders 38 years for 'brutal' knife attack
WOODSTOCK – Though Kelly Krause and Jim McGIll lived through a brutal attack, though they survived 23 knife wounds, part of them died the night Jimmy Bell broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and stabbed the sleeping couple, prosecutors said.
Fox's Hell's Kitch Names Season 12 Winner
The 12th season of HELL'S KITCHEN came to an exciting close as host and Head Chef Gordon Ramsay announced Scott Commings the winner during tonight's Season Finale on FOX .
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Judges tosses 1 of 2 battery cases against former D200 teacher
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge on Thursday tossed one of the cases against a former Olson Elementary School teacher accused of inappropriately touching students' rear ends.
Crystal Lake Woman Drives Through Her Garage and Into Neighbor's House: Police
A 70-year-old Crystal Lake woman was injured Wednesday night after she drove her SUV through the rear of garage and through her back yard before rolling her vehicle over in her neighbor's backyard and striking the back of their house.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
More McHenry County and state residents learning beekeeping
The Woodstock-based, veteran beekeeper preferred the more intimate feel of meetings held in the middle of last decade, when 15-or-so people would sit around a table and talk strategy.
Alleged cocaine dealers nabbed in Harvard, Walworth
WOODSTOCK – Two alleged cocaine dealers were nabbed in a multi-jurisdiction drug bust that crossed the Wisconsin border and netted a few hundred grams of cocaine.
McHenry Co. Tavern Makes List of Best Illinois Bars Not in Chicago
Do you think your town has the absolute best bar in Illinois? Thrillist.com put together a list of the top 12 best bars in the state that are not in Chicago - and there is one McHenry County watering hole that made it.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
New law empowers county board to remove appointees
A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw the appointed bums out of its numerous boards and commissions.
Judge: Harvard man not guilty in cell phone slip up
WOODSTOCK – In acquitting a Harvard man of obscenity charges, a McHenry County judge determined that the defendant wasn't reckless when he misdialed a phone number, sending a picture of his penis to a 10-year-old girl.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
McHenry Woman Charged in Weekend Crash in Crystal Lake
A 20-year-old McHenry woman was taken into custody following a traffic accident Saturday morning near Route 176 and Route 14 in Crystal Lake.