McHenry County

Scott Peters (McHenry County Sheriff's Department)

Aunt Charged With Supplying Guns Used To Shoot Deputies

A woman from Elk Grove Village has been charged with illegally providing guns to her nephew, who has been accused of shooting two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies in October.

12/04/2014

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McHenry Shooting Suspect Held On $1 Million Bail

A McHenry County judge on Friday set bail at a million dollars for a man facing attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly shot two sheriff’s deputies early yesterday morning.

10/17/2014

Artistic rendering of a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas power plant in Oakwood Hills, Illinois. (Credit: oakwoodhillsenergycenter.com)

Oakwood Hills Residents Seek To Block New Power Plant

Some residents of a small community in McHenry County have begun gearing up to stop plans for a natural gas power plant in their village.

07/15/2014

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.

06/09/2014

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Man Dies After Falling Off Golf Cart In McHenry County

Stephen Canfield, of Harvard, was riding on the back of a golf cart headed south on Johnson Road, just north of Illinois Route 173 in unincorporated McHenry County near Hebron, when he fell off the cart.

05/05/2014

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Biker Airlifted To Hospital After Crashing Into Truck

A man was ejected from his motorcycle Saturday after making contact with a Freightliner truck in northwest suburban Richmond.

04/21/2014

This baby Great Horned Owl was rescued after apparently falling from its nest in McHenry County. (Credit: Village of Bull Valley)

Baby Horned Owl Rescued In McHenry County

A baby Great Horned Owl that apparently fell out of its nest in McHenry County is now safe, thanks to a police officer in the village of Bull Valley.

04/15/2014

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Elderly Woman Found Dead In Snowbank

McHenry County Sheriff’s police said they were notified at about 7:15 a.m. that a driver had spotted a body in the snow along the 11500 block of Hemmer Road in unincorporated McHenry County near Huntley.

03/03/2014

Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Daley Nephew Begins Serving Jail Sentence In 2004 Manslaughter Case

Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, 39, reported to the McHenry County Jail shortly before 5 p.m. Friday — the court-ordered deadline for him to surrender.

02/14/2014

A snowplow at work in north suburban Libertyville. (CBS)

Plows Working Overtime In McHenry County

McHenry County DOT Maintenance Superintendent Mark DeVries says they’ve been in operations for this storms since 7 o’clock Friday morning and have been operating 24/7 since.

01/06/2014

Gregory Pyle. (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

McHenry County Sergeant Pleads Guilty To Abusing Child

A 10-year veteran of the McHenry County Sheriff’s office pleaded guilty Friday to bringing a child to Wisconsin, sexually abusing the child and then distributing the images on the Internet.

01/03/2014

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McHenry County Doctors Treating Krokodil User

Concern about the potentially-deadly street drug known as “Krokodil” has spread to the far northwest suburbs.

10/16/2013

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16 Arrested In McHenry County Warrant Roundup

A one-day arrest warrant roundup targeting narcotics violations resulted in 16 arrests in McHenry County last week, police said.

09/28/2013

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Illinois Now Reporting 5 Cases Of Rare Stomach Bug

Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to track the illness to any particular food source, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.

08/06/2013

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Tick-Borne Illnesses On The Rise In McHenry County

Tick-born illnesses have been on the rise in McHenry County for the past few years – and officials there are asking people to at least do one simple thing: take a shower.

06/26/2013

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McHenry Officials Warn Of Rental Property Scams

Scammers will run an ad – on Craigslist, for example – which touts low rent for a nice house, and ask for money to hold the property for interested renters.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

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Man Gets 50 Years In Prison For Killing Man He Pimped To His Pregnant Wife

Timothy Smith tearfully apologized Thursday for pimping his pregnant wife and for gunning down an unarmed man who came to their McHenry County home seeking sex.

05/22/2013

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Prosecutors: McHenry Man Threatened To Kill U.S. Diplomats

Federal prosecutors say a McHenry man was so angry about his wife’s failure to get a visa, that he threatened the lives of American diplomats, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

05/20/2013

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.

05/09/2013

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Far Northwestern Suburbs

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued this morning for Boone, McHenry and Winnebago counties in the far northwestern suburbs. A flood warning is also in effect in parts of Lake County.

04/09/2013

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