Crystal Lake

Surveillance image of a bank robbery suspect. (Crystal Lake Police)

Man Robs Crystal Lake Bank, Surveillance Images Released

The robbery happened about 4:15 p.m. Monday at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 265 West Virginia Street, according to a statement from Crystal Lake police.


A woman suspect robs a bank in Crystal Lake. (surveillance image provided by Crystal Lake Police)

Woman Robs Northwest Suburban Bank

The woman went into the bank at 1185 S. Route 31 in Crystal Lake about 11 a.m. and handed the teller a note demanding cash, police said.


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Missing Teen Found Dead At Park In Crystal Lake

Police were called to Canterbury Park in Crystal Lake around 4:15 p.m. Monday, after a body was discovered with a handgun nearby. Tuesday morning, it was confirmed the victim was that of an 18-year-old student at Crystal Lake Central High School, who had been reported missing 10 days ago.


Adrian Salazar. (Photo provided by Crystal Lake Police)

Crystal Lake Schools Go On ‘Soft Lockdown’ As Police Search For Missing Teen

Soft lockdowns at schools in three districts in the northwest suburbs have been lifted. The schools went on lockdown amid concerns over a possible armed student in the area.


Gerard Xavier Golston. (McHenry County Jail)

Police Claim Man Threatened To Shoot Cop In Facebook Rap Video

A northwest suburban man is charged with a felony after saying in a rap video posted on Facebook that he would shoot a police officer, authorities said Tuesday.


Some of the 75 quarter horses staying on a farm in Hampshire, Ill., after they were abandoned. An animal rescue group is searching for homes for the horses before they are sent off to slaughter. (Credit: Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society)

Donors Give Money, Horses To Crystal Lake Family Losing 32 Horses After Barn Fire

The Crystal Lake family that lost 32 horses in a stable fire last week is awash in generosity as they try to move on, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.



Male Dies In Crystal Lake Fire

Authorities responded to the 1100 block of North Shore Drive at 2:41 p.m. for reports of a structure fire, according to a statement from Crystal Lake police. Arriving crews found a male outside showing “no signs of life.”


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Man Found Dead After Crystal Lake House Fire

A man in north suburban Crystal Lake was found dead after a house fire Tuesday afternoon.


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Community Honors Mom’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

What started as a cause with modest goals on Monday became an explosion of pink under Friday night lights for a high school mom in Crystal Lake. CBS 2’s Brad Edward reports.


Zachary Armijo (left) and Briana Villalobos (right) are accused of breaking into a Crystal Lake church, causing thousands of dollars in damage, and stealing a “considerable sum”  of property. (Credit: Crystal Lake Police)

Pair Breaks Into Crystal Lake Church, Causes Extensive Damage

A man and woman were charged with breaking into a northwest suburban church and causing several thousand dollars’ of damage in Crystal Lake early Thursday.


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Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle, Seriously Injured In Crystal Lake Crash

A bicyclist sustained serious injuries Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.


Meghana Kamineni of Lockport, participates during round two of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 28, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

5 Illinois Students Reach National Spelling Bee Semifinals

The competition began Wednesday with more than 280 students from around the country, but only 46 spellers advanced to the semifinals using scores from onstage words and a computerized spelling-vocabulary test.



1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured In Crystal Lake Crash

A four-door Toyota was headed south on Pyott Road from Rakow Road about 5:45 p.m. when it crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a four-door Honda.


A 15-year-old boy died after he went into the water in this pond in unincorporated McHenry County, and was submerged for more than 90 minutes. (Credit: CBS)

Boy, 15, Dies After Being Pulled From Pond In McHenry County

A 15-year-old boy has died after he was pulled out of a pond in northwest suburban McHenry County late Thursday night.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.