McHenry County

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

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)

Extra-Alarm Fire Destroys Horse Stable, Kills 7 Horses

A large barn fire destroyed a horse barn Wednesday evening in McHenry County, killing several horses.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012


McHenry County Board To Decide Whether Vineyard Can Sell Product

A suburban vineyard’s request for a liquor license is more than ripe enough for a vote, according to one McHenry County board member.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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

Robert Signorile

Man Charged With Beating Girlfriend To Death In McHenry County

The police chief in Huntley says “it’s frustrating” that a woman ended up being murdered after allowing her boyfriend to return, even though he had beaten her in the past.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Hebron Water Tower

McHenry County Town Celebrates 60 Years Since Basketball Title

Thursday marks one of the most significant days in Illinois sports history — when Hebron High School in McHenry County – with 98 students in total – won the Illinois State Basketball championship 60 years ago.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2012

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Pills, $20,000 Cash Stolen At Teens’ Party Near McHenry

Police in McHenry County are looking for someone who took advantage of two teens, who were themselves taking advantage of their parents by having a party when they were home alone recently.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

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

Friesian Horse (Credit:

Horses Stolen From Stable In McHenry County

A nationwide hunt is on for horse thieves, who stole four prize show horses from a McHenry County stable.


Earthquake Seismogram

Minor Earthquake Awakens Northwest Suburban Residents

Residents of the far northwest suburbs were not dreaming last night – a minor earthquake shook the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

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

Leanne See-Garcia’s son found a skull behind their mailbox in Bull Valley, Ill., while waiting for a bus. Police later found a second skull nearby. (Credit: CBS/Leanne See-Garcia)

2 Human Skulls Found In Bull Valley, Ill.

Two human skulls were found Tuesday in town of Bull Valley, near Crystal Lake, and authorities are trying to determine their source.

CBS Chicago–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

Land Conservancy Of McHenry County

Conservationists Work To Preserve 400-Year-Old Oak Tree

Conservationists are working to preserve and shelter a 400-year-old white oak, found in an untouched area just south of Harvard, Ill., near the Wisconsin state line.

WBBM Newsradio–01/13/2012

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 Sergeant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

A 10-year veteran of the McHenry County Sheriff’s office is accused of 10 counts of predatory sexual assault involving an unspecified child in his family.



Wonder Lake Man Charged With Child Porn

A Wonder Lake man faces multiple child pornography charges after investigators found thousands of explicit images on his computer, McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said Tuesday.


Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Outbreak Spreads To Multiple Collar Counties

Illinois Department of Public Health officials are seeing the worst whooping cough outbreak in years.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Spike In Whooping Cough Cases Continues In McHenry County

This week has brought more reports of whooping cough in McHenry County, and the numbers have reached the three-figure range.

WBBM Newsradio–12/01/2011

A shopper searches for a Christmas tree. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Thanksgiving Weekend One Of Busiest Times For Christmas Tree Shopping

After the turkey and the shopping comes the Christmas tree. Farms in McHenry County say this is one of their busiest weekends.


Scales Of Justice

Domestic Violence Victim Must Pay Imprisoned Husband Who Attacked Her

A woman known as a vocal advocate for the rights of domestic violence, and a victim herself, has been ordered to pay thousands of dollars to the man convicted of trying to kill her.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011