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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

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Police: Customer Stole From Woodstock Drug Dealer, Injured Him

Police in Woodstock say a drug deal gone bad led to life-threatening injuries for the dealer.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2012

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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

Martin Green (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

Killing Stepmom With Hammer Gets Man 38 Years In Prison

A Fox River Grove man who beat his stepmother to death with a hammer after family members urged him to seek mental health treatment has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.

03/23/2012

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No Groundhog Day Shadow For Woodstock Willie

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this Groundhog Day, but Woodstock Willie did not.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

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Guide To Groundhog Day

Since 1993, the Groundhog Day holiday has enjoyed renewed interest due to the namesake cult film starring the very excellent Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors. While Punxsatawney, PA gets most the national attention on the day itself, the actual location of the filming of Groundhog Day is our very own Woodstock, IL. Murray was the star, but the town itself plays a major role…

01/31/2012

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Police: Man Sent Explicit Texts, Facebook Messages To Underage Girls

A 19-year-old Woodstock man is charged with sending sexually explicit texts and Facebook message to girls as young as 13, and trying to arrange to meet them.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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Man In Ski Mask Robs Woodstock Gas Station

A man in a ski mask, armed with a handgun, robbed a northwest suburban gas station early Wednesday.

12/28/2011

William Dunigan (Credit: Woodstock Police)

Man Uses Flamethrower To Hold Off Police

A Chicago man is behind bars in Woodstock after police say he crafted a makeshift flamethrower to hold them off when they tried to arrest him on Tuesday.

11/30/2011

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.

11/26/2011

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Group Looks Out For Families Of Those In Prison

A fundraiser will be held in Woodstock Saturday for a unique organization that helps families with relatives in prison.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

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IDOT Worker Struck, Killed Near Woodstock

An Illinois Department of Transportation worker was struck and killed by a vehicle in a work zone near Woodstock on Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–08/22/2011

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Woodstock-Era Legend Melanie To Play Free Concert In Evanston

Paul McCartney is not the only icon of 1960s pop music coming to town this month.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

"The Lone Ranger"

Horse From Woodstock To Join Johnny Depp In New ‘Lone Ranger’ Movie

A horse from Woodstock is headed to Hollywood to co-star in a new movie with Johnny Depp.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

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Man Shot To Death After Responding To Craigslist Ad

A man and a woman from Woodstock were charged in connection with the murder of a man who solicited prostitution services from a Craigslist ad Saturday, the McHenry County Sheriff’s office announced Sunday.

05/29/2011

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Nurse: Boss Didn’t Try To Stop ‘Angel Of Death’

A nursing home supervisor repeatedly allowed an employee to give excessive doses of morphine to patients, including at least one who died of a morphine overdose.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2011

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State Rep. Wants Metra Board Replaced

A northwest suburban legislator wants the Metra board replaced. But the chairman of the commuter rail agency’s board said his criticisms are off-base.

WBBM Newsradio–03/10/2011

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Men Sentenced For Breaking Into Motel Room, Sexually Attacking Woman

A man who broke into a north suburban motel room and sexually assaulted a woman in 2009 was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday.

02/26/2011

Groundhog

Woodstock Groundhog Day Festival Called Off

The Woodstock Groundhog Day festival has been called off due to the impending blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Police Car Lights (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cop Injured Along With 5 Others In Crash

Five people were hospitalized, including a police officer, after his squad was hit at an intersection.

01/20/2011

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