McHenry County

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

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

wine-red-white

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

(Credit: CBS)

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: http://friesianstudservice.com)

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.

02/17/2012

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

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