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Best Places For Horseback Riding Near Chicago

There are places near Chicago to enjoy the equine sports if you are passionate about doing so. Check out this overview of a few of our favorite spots.

06/01/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Former Dixon Comptroller Should Get Maximum 20-Year Sentence

During the course of questioning, Rita Crundwell told investigators she took $10 million, a court filing says. But in her plea deal she admitted to stealing more than $53 million over a 22-year period.

02/11/2013

Eric Berry. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eric Berry Explains His Fear Of Horses

By now, we know Chiefs safety Eric Berry is an equinophobiac, meaning he’s deathly afraid of horses.

670 The Score–11/15/2012

Chicago police horses were harmed during a stable break-in but are expected to recover. (CBS)

Two Suspects Charged With Injuring Police Horses

One teenager has turned himself in and another was arrested – and police say both boys broke into the mounted unit’s stable in South Shore six weeks ago and injured horses.

10/29/2012

Horses from former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell's ranch have been sold at auction after they were seized by the federal government to help repay the city part of the $53 million Crundwell allegedly stole over 22 years. (Credit: CBS)

Auction Of Indicted Comptroller’s Horses, Equipment Yields $6.5M

Federal marshals have started running numbers to tally totals from a weekend auction of property owned by former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell, who is accused of embezzling $53 million over the last 22 years.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

Chicago police horses were harmed during a stable break-in but are expected to recover. (CBS)

Police Horses Harmed During Stable Break-In

Someone broke into the Chicago Police Department’s horse stable, released several of the animals and harmed others.

09/17/2012

Noble Horse Fire

5 Carriages Destroyed In Fire At Noble Horse Stable

There are reports Friday morning an electrical problem may be to blame for a fire in the noble horse stables in old town last night.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

The quarter horses once owned by Dixon's former comptroller will soon be up for sale. (CBS)

Former Dixon Comptroller’s Horses Now Up For Auction

Scores of horses purchased by a government official who’s accused of absconding with millions of dollars can now be yours, if you have the cash.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller for the western Illinois town of Dixon, is accused of embezzling $53 million from the town. (Credit: CBS)

U.S. Marshals To Sell Off Indicted Dixon Comptroller’s Horses

Federal marshals are now caring for more than 300 champion horses owned by the indicted former longtime comptroller and treasurer for the town of Dixon, Ill.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at a horse barn at the Black Tie Stable in unincorporated McHenry County near Johnsburg on April 11, 2012. Officials said it appears seven horses died in the fire. (Photo courtesy: Emily Spooner)

No Cause Determined For Stable Fire That Killed 18 Horses

The fire in the Black Tie Stable in unincorporated McHenry County that left 18 show horses dead has been ruled an accident.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at a horse barn at the Black Tie Stable in unincorporated McHenry County near Johnsburg on April 11, 2012. Officials said it appears seven horses died in the fire. (Photo courtesy: Emily Spooner)

At Least 18 Horses Dead After McHenry County Stable Fire

McHenry County officials said at least 16 horses died in a fire at the Black Tie Stable near Johnsburg on Wednesday, and two horses were still missing as of Thursday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Stable Fire

6 Horses Die In Stable Fire, Including One Of Famous Pedigree

Six horses — including the grandson of legendary Triple Crown Winner Secretariat — were killed in a stable fire over the weekend in Round Lake.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

The Chicago Police Department has stepped up patrols along the lakefront. (CBS)

Police Horses To Get Riot Gear For NATO/G8 Summits

When the NATO/G8 summits come around, Chicago Police horses will be outfitted with riot gear along with the officers riding them.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

A horse stretches its legs at Maywood Park. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Maywood Park Race Track

CBS 2′s Rob Johnson takes a tour of a Melrose Park institution and talks with owners about the the thrill of harness racing.

11/04/2011

Horses Running

Woman Guilty Of Mistreating Horses

A woman has been convicted of animal cruelty and neglect after she mistreated and starved horses at a boarding facility.

05/25/2011

Horse Carriage

Restrict Horse-Drawn Carriages To Parks?

A day after a new rule about cleaning up horse urine dominated the headlines, a new report says Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) would rather just have horse-drawn carriages in parks.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

Horse Carriage

New Rule: Carriage Drivers Must Clean Up Horse Pee

A new regulation takes effect in Chicago today, which critics say might hold up traffic in the Gold Coast and on the Magnificent Mile on account of horse carriages.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Horses Running

Field Museum Honors Horses In Exhibit

Equestrians and horse lovers will flock to the Field Museum starting today, as a new exhibit opens depicting horses as the most important animal to ever interact with humans.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011

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24 Horses Die In Wisconsin Barn Fire

A Wisconsin couple is grieving after a fire burned through their barn, killing 24 horses.

11/25/2010

Photo Of A Snarling Cougar. (Utah DNR Photo)

Horse Owners Suspect Cougars In Attacks

The Henry County sheriff thinks there may be cougars in the area, but he wants proof. A horse owner looks at the wounds to her mare and thinks she may have it.

11/17/2010