Rescue boats search for a 49-year-old man who went missing while swimming in Pistakee Lake on Sunday. The man was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the water. (Credit: CBS)

Man Dies In Apparent Drowning On Pistakee Lake

High winds and choppy water proved deadly for a Stone Park man on Sunday. The 49-year-old man was pulled out of Pistakee Lake in McHenry County, after he was unable to make it back to his boat when he went for a swim with his friends.


Mario Casciaro (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

Guilty Verdict In Teen’s 2002 Disappearance

A verdict–in the death of a teenager who vanished more than ten years ago. His body was never found but Tuesday night that didn’t stop a jury from convicting a man in his death. Mario Casciaro has been found guilty of first degree murder.


Pile of cash (CBS)

McHenry County Man Close To Collecting $150K He Found In Garden

A McHenry County man who found more than $100,000 in his vegetable garden last year only has to wait another month and a half before he can claim it.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

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

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

McHenry County Man May Get To Keep Money Found In Garden

A McHenry County man is growing closer to collecting more than $100,000 found in his garden.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Patrick Rorig, 47, died after falling through the ice on a Johnsburg, Ill. pond. (handout/CBS)

Man Falls Through Ice, Dies While Playing Hockey With Son

After a tragic accident, McHenry County fire officials are warning about the dangers of going out on the ice in this abnormally mild winter.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Photo Of An Ice Fishing Catch. (AP Photo)

With Warm Winter, Fox Lake Chief Warns Of Ice Fishing Dangers

The weekend death of an ice fisherman in the Chain of Lakes has Battalion chief Ed Lescher warning that this winter has just been too warm to make ice thick enough for safety.


Mario Casciaro (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

Hung Jury In 2002 Murder Case In McHenry County

A McHenry County jury was unable to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a man accused in the 2002 murder of a Johnsburg teenager whose body was never found.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Brian Carrick (Credit: CBS)

Trial Underway In Murder Of Teen Whose Body Was Never Found

The trial is underway for a man accused in the apparent murder of a McHenry County teenager whose body was never found.

CBS 2–01/25/2012


Murder Trial To Begin For McHenry County Man; Body Never Found

The body never was found, but prosecutors are going forward today with a murder trial in McHenry County.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Attorney To File So Man Can Keep $150K Found In Garden

The attorney for a McHenry County man goes to court Tuesday to file documents so that his client will be able to — he hopes — keep the $150,000 he found in his vegetable garden two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Mystery Of $150K In Vegetable Garden Remains Unsolved

A McHenry County man who found $150,000 dollars in his vegetable garden is still waiting to see if he gets to keep the loot.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Man Finds More Than $100,000 In Bags In Garden

An unemployed construction worker from the far northwest suburbs found more than $100,000 in his vegetable garden.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Suburban Chicago Fireworks Explosion Kills Man

Authorities say a 31-year-old man has died after an explosion at a personal New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the far northwestern Chicago suburb of Johnsburg.


File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Man Dies In Firework Explosion

A Johnsburg man was killed when a large firework he lit exploded in his face and chest at a New Year’s Eve gathering at his northwest suburban home.