McHenry County

Lightning May Have Sparked McHenry County House Fire A lightning strike may have caused a house in McHenry County to become engulfed in flames Wednesday evening.
Court Overturns Murder Conviction In Notorious McHenry County CaseThe Illinois Appellate Court has overturned the conviction of Mario Casciaro for the 2002 murder of 17-year-old Brian Carrick, one of the most controversial murder cases ever in McHenry County.
Coroner: McHenry Deputy Shot Last Fall Died From Blood Clot In His LungsThe McHenry County Coroner says a sheriff's deputy shot almost a year ago died yesterday of a blood clot to the lungs.
Fund Used To Pay McHenry County Jurors Running Low After Pay HikeA pay hike for jurors leaves McHenry County scrambling to cover costs. WBBM's Nancy Harty reports the county board is slated to vote Tuesday night on transferring funds.
VIDEO: Hundreds Of Bats Swarm Sky Above McHenry County SiloA man in Lake in the Hills is intrigued, but slightly creeped out by his neighbors, and the colony of bats living in a silo right next door.
Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In McHenry CountyMosquito batches recently collected in northwest suburban Nunda Township and Lake in the Hills have tested positive for West Nile virus.
After Increase In Suicides, McHenry Schools Push Texting Service To Connect Kids With Counselors Because of an increase in the number of young people committing suicide in Crystal Lake, a new texting service has been launched for kids who need help.
Man Convicted Of Shooting 2 Deputies Sentenced To 135 YearsAuthorities allege Scott Peters fired more than a dozen rounds from a semi-automatic rifle at McHenry County Sheriff's deputies who responded on an early morning in October 2014 to a report of a domestic disturbance.
Cary-Grove High School Student Diagnosed With MeningitisWhile parents should be concerned, there’s no reason to panic, a McHenry County health official says.
2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble ResumeGov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive "wedge" tornado virtually destroyed the town.
Officials Discouraged By Very Low Turnout In Suburban ElectionsIf you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.
"I Voted" Stickers A Thing Of The Past In Lake CountyWhile voters in most suburban counties will receive an "I Voted" sticker in exchange for their completed ballot Tuesday, Lake County voters haven't had the option to receive the coveted sticker in years.
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