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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

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.

04/02/2013

Charles Oliver (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

$3M Bond For Man Accused Of Raping Women He Met On Craigslist

A McHenry County judge set bail at $3 million Tuesday for a man accused of raping at least five women he met online, after prosecutors revealed evidence of possibly 20 more victims.

03/26/2013

Louis Hoerauf (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Two Children When They Were 6 Years Old

A 34-year-old far north suburban man is being held at the McHenry County Jail after being charged with sexually assaulting two children, both around 6 years old at the time, when he was in his 20s.

01/16/2013

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

McHenry Judge Selected To Preside Over Vanecko Case

A judge who handles juvenile cases in McHenry County was selected Friday to preside over the Cook County involuntary-manslaughter case against Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

01/04/2013

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Supreme Court Assigns Vanecko Case To McHenry County Judge

A McHenry County judge will preside over the politically-charged involuntary manslaughter case against Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who is accused of killing David Koschman in 2004.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

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Woman With Over 90 Animals In Home Charged With Cruelty

Bond was set at $1,000 for a northwest suburban woman who kept nearly 100 animals — dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, some of them deceased — in a home until they were discovered late last month.

11/21/2012

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