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Erasmo William Herrera (Credit: Crystal Lake Police)

Man Charged For Breaking In To Crystal Lake Homes, Injuring Residents

Erasmo William Herrera, 20, was charged with two felony counts of criminal trespass to a residence, a felony and misdemeanor count each of criminal damage to property and one misdemeanor count of battery, according to a statement from Crystal Lake police.

04/15/2014

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Teen Girl On Bicycle Hit By Car In Crystal Lake

A teenage bicyclist had to be airlifted to a northwest suburban hospital after she was hit by a car in Crystal Lake Wednesday evening.

04/02/2014

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Former Crystal Lake Cop Charged With Workers’ Comp Fraud

former northwest suburban police officer has been charged with fraud for exaggerating the severity of a wrist injury he suffered at work to obtain benefits, state authorities announced Tuesday.

02/25/2014

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Mom Defends Teen Son Charged With Hate Crime: ‘He’s A Good Child’

On Tuesday, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov broke the story about a 14-year-old student who was charged with a hate crime against a fellow classmate.

02/12/2014

Omid Babakhani. (Credit: CBS)

Crystal Lake 8th Grader Charged With Hate Crime After Alleged Attack On Fellow Student

An alleged hate crime, in a northwest suburban school results in felony charges against an eighth grader Tuesday.

02/11/2014

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3-Month-Old Among 7 Hurt In Crystal Lake Crash

even people, including a three-month-old child, were hurt in a crash in northwest suburban Crystal Lake Friday evening.

01/25/2014

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Crystal Lake Man’s Snowmobile Falls Through Ice In Wisconsin

An Illinois man is being treated for hypothermia after his snowmobile fell through the ice on a lake in northern Wisconsin.

12/30/2013

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Northwest Suburban Man Hit By Ice Cream Truck, Critically Injured

A northwest suburban man is in critical condition after he was hit by an ice cream truck while crossing a highway Monday night in Crystal Lake.

09/17/2013

Jimmy Bell (picture provided by Crystal Lake Police)

Suspect Apprehended In Crystal Lake Home-Invasion, Stabbings

Jimmy Bell Jr., 30, of Elgin was arrested Monday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, Ala. at the home of a relative after a warrant was issued for his arrest on two counts of attempted homicide.

07/08/2013

Jimmy Bell Jr. (Credit Woodstock Police)

Elgin Man Wanted For Attempted Murder In Crystal Lake Double-Stabbing

A manhunt is underway by police in McHenry County for the ex-boyfriend of a woman left for dead this morning in her Crystal Lake home.

07/02/2013

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Crystal Lake Man Charged With ‘Secret Shopper’ Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors have alleged 46-year-old Michael McKay sent out fake money orders – ranging from $900 to $2,000 – to more than 600 homes across the U.S., asking people to be “secret shoppers.”

05/09/2013

Cynthia Rodriguez committed suicide after being bullied on Facebook, her family says. (CBS)

Northwest Suburbs Grappling With Teen Suicides

It’s become a crisis in the far northwest suburbs: teen after teen taking their own lives. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/02/2013

A house in the 3200 block of Carrington Drive in Crystal Lake was leveled by a fire on May 1, 2013. The fire spread to at least two neighboring homes. (Credit: CBS)

Crystal Lake Fire Demolishes Home, 3 Firefighters Hurt

A house in Crystal Lake was completely destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon, and two firefighters suffered heat-related injuries while fighting the blaze, which spread to four neighboring homes.

05/01/2013

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Man Dies After Dirt Bike Crash In Crystal Lake

A man died Sunday after a dirt bike crash last week in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

04/21/2013

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Suburban Man To Open Bar That Won’t Serve Alcohol

A suburban businessman thinks he’s found a new opening in the bar business: a bar that serves no alcohol, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

04/15/2013

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Police: Crystal Lake Man Dead After House Fire

Police are investigating the death of a northwest suburban Crystal Lake man who died after a fire in his home Sunday morning.

04/14/2013

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Hidden Camera Found In High School Locker Room, Student Charged

A Crystal Lake Central High School student was arrested Thursday after a hidden camera was discovered in the boy’s athletic locker room, police said.

03/07/2013

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Church Uses Texting To Engage Members During Lent

A Catholic Church in the northwestern suburbs tried something new on Wednesday to try to get occasional-Catholics to become more regular Mass-goers.

02/14/2013

Michael Walls (Credit: Crystal Lake police)

Man Threatened Family Members Inside Crystal Lake Home

A northwest suburban man was arrested Saturday after wielding a gun and threatening family members, who barricaded themselves inside a room to escape him.

12/30/2012

Derrick Blakely visits a gun show in Crystal Lake. (Credit: CBS)

Local Gun Show Camera Shy

CBS 2 visited a gun show at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn.

12/23/2012

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