McHenry County

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

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Cases In McHenry County Spreading

An outbreak of whooping cough in McHenry County’s school system has now spread to the general public, according to the health department.


Rosemary And Timothy Zink

Couple Charged With Stealing $140,000 From Man, 96

A northwest suburban couple has been charged with stealing $140,000 from a 96-year-old man.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

A Man Covers His Cough. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Cases In McHenry County Now At 29

It’s a highly contagious disease and it was once nearly eradicated, but now whooping cough is making a comeback in our area. New numbers out Thursday show 29 confirmed cases in McHenry County alone

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

A Man Covers His Cough. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Cases Jump To 22 At Cary-Grove High School

The number of cases of whooping cough at a northwest suburban high school has more than doubled.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Elderly Woman Struck, Killed By Metra Train In McHenry County

An elderly woman was killed by a Metra train overnight when she apparently got lost in McHenry County, began driving on the railroad tracks and then got out of her car and began walking along the tracks.


Photo Of A Golf Cart. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Man Critically Injured In Fall From Golf Cart In McHenry County

A man was critically injured early Monday when he fell out of a golf cart in the far northwest suburbs near Wonder Lake.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Smoke billows from a huge fire in northeastern Minnesota. (Courtesy: CBS Minnesota/Greg Seitz)

Smoke From Fires In Minnesota Covers Chicagoland

Smoke from a forest fire in northern Minnesota is covering parts of the northern suburbs in a hazy cloud.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Attorney To File So Man Can Keep $150K Found In Garden

The attorney for a McHenry County man goes to court Tuesday to file documents so that his client will be able to — he hopes — keep the $150,000 he found in his vegetable garden two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Mystery Of $150K In Vegetable Garden Remains Unsolved

A McHenry County man who found $150,000 dollars in his vegetable garden is still waiting to see if he gets to keep the loot.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Man Finds More Than $100,000 In Bags In Garden

An unemployed construction worker from the far northwest suburbs found more than $100,000 in his vegetable garden.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi (Credit:

McHenry County Prosecutor Not Guilty In Second Misconduct Case

A judge rendered a directed verdict this afternoon and declared McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi not guilty on counts of professional misconduct.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

(AP File Photo)

One Dead After Boating Accident In Fox River

A boating accident in the Fox River near northwest suburban Algonquin has left one person dead early Sunday in McHenry County, according to fire department authorities.


Doran Bloom

Three Dead In Marengo Home Invasion

Three people were killed in a deadly northwest suburban home invasion on Tuesday when a man broke into a home and stabbed three family members, one of whom then fatally shot him.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Child Support Generic

Parole Officer Finds 5-Year-Old Boy Home Alone

A parole officer who went to a McHenry County home for a routine check this week found a 5-year-old boy home alone with a burning religious candle.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Ice Crystals On A Window. (AP Photo)

Frost Advisory Issued For Chicago Area

A frost advisory has been issued for northern Illinois, and officials are advising sensitive vegetation be covered early Wednesday.


Empty Classroom

Suburban School District Votes To Cut Over 300 Teachers

A suburban school district is getting ready to lay off hundreds of teachers at the end of term.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011