CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

McHenry County

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

Virginia  Dinucci

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

More than 90 animals were found inside this home in unincorporated Woodstock. (CBS)

Police: Woodstock Animal Hoarder Is A Repeat Offender

A woman being investigated for allegedly neglecting dozens of animals in a house in McHenry County was involved in a similar situation nearly two years ago.

10/31/2012

Shakira, a Siberian husky, was returned to her owners in McHenry County after being missing from its home in Georgia for five years. (Credit: McHenry County Animal Control)

Dog Missing For 5 Years To Be Reunited With Ga. Owner Here

A Siberian husky missing from its home in Georgia for almost five years will be reunited with her owner Saturday after being saved from euthanization by a northwest suburban animal rescue group.

10/05/2012

Pedestrian sign (Photo by Stand Honda/ Getty Images)

6-Year-Old Killed In McHenry County Hit-And-Run

Police in McHenry County are looking for a white passenger car or SUV with damage to one of the headlights, which fatally struck a 6-year-old boy Saturday night and left the scene without stopping.

09/09/2012

Patricia McNamara died in this McHenry County accident. (courtesy: Mark Dinos)

2 Investigators: Distracted Driver Gets Leniency After Fatal Wreck

The family of a woman killed in a 2011 traffic accident is angry that the driver who caused the wreck got off relatively easy, even though he allegedly was using his phone at the time. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

08/27/2012

Gregory Pyle, a McHenry County Sheriff's sergeant, is charged with sexually assaulting a child in his family. (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff's Office)

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Child Porn, Abuse

A McHenry County sheriff’s deputy who once investigated child pornography is now up on charges himself.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

(Credit: CBS)

2 Teens Charged In Series Of Barn Fires

The blazes caused a total of about $1 million in damage, McHenry County sheriff’s police said.

08/13/2012

Fire Graphic

Man Charged With Setting Wrong House On Fire After Quarrel

An Elmhurst man is in jail for allegedly setting a house on fire – and it wasn’t even the right house.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

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

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Allegedly Drunken Teens Both Crash Cars In McHenry County

Two friends, two vehicles, and alleged alcohol use became a regrettable combination this week in McHenry County.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi (Credit: www.co.mchenry.il.us)

Former Special Prosecutor, McHenry County State’s Attorney Settle Suits

A former special prosecutor is settling a lawsuit that accused him of trying the McHenry County state’s attorney on phony charges.

07/30/2012

Brian J. Uchwat, 29, is accused of trying to cheat on a drug-screening test. (McHenry County Sheriff's Dept.)

Parolee Accused Of Turning In Toilet Water For Drug-Test Sample

People have come up with some pretty clever ways to try to cheat on drug tests, but authorities say a northwest suburban parolee was not very original.

06/21/2012

Gavel

McHenry County Township Racking Up Legal Fees In Power Struggle

The Grafton Township Board of Trustees in McHenry County has voted to put its budget about a $250,000 in the red, by setting aside more money for lawyers in an ongoing power struggle with the township supervisor.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Jail/Prison

Man Brings Bottle Of Urine, Heater To Cheat Drug Test: Police

A northwest suburban man is facing a felony charge for trying to smuggle a bottle of urine into a testing facility to cheat on a drug screening, according to police.

05/24/2012

handcuffs

Woodstock Man Faces Multiple Child Sex Assault Charges

Woodstock police say their investigation is still active, but it was a tip from the suspect’s wife that led them to open it.

05/08/2012

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

more

previous