McHenry County

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

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