Woodstock

Snow plow (CBS)

Chicago Area Residents Prepare For First Snowstorm Of The Season

The far northwest suburbs will be the first to get the blast of winter weather headed for the Chicago area on Thursday, and they could get the worst of the storm in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2012

More than 90 animals were found inside this home in unincorporated Woodstock. (CBS)

Police: Woodstock Animal Hoarder Is A Repeat Offender

A woman being investigated for allegedly neglecting dozens of animals in a house in McHenry County was involved in a similar situation nearly two years ago.

10/31/2012

In 2010, this 14-month-old girl was left with a black eye and a swollen head, after she was taken to the hospital due to injuries from child abuse. Two years later, no charges had been filed, despite evidence of previous abuse. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: No Charges Filed In Abuse That Left Baby With Head Injury

A young child was abused, suffered a head injury, and spent nearly a week in the hospital; two adults were home with the girl at the time, yet no one has been criminally charged.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

(Credit: Hyacynth Worth)

How To Preserve Your Garden Harvest

Whether your garden is exploding with the ripe fruits of your labor or you couldn’t resist saving quite a bit of cash at the local farmer’s market by buying a bushel of apples instead of a peck, it’s time to preserve the harvest so it can be enjoyed all winter long. Because, honestly, you know you cannot possibly eat all of those apples during the next few weeks; plus you’re going to want some for that Thanksgiving Day pie.

09/19/2012

Veramae Phillip of Woodstock, 83, is charged in connection with a boy's hit-and-run death. (McHenry County Sheriff's Department)

83-Year-Old Driver Charged In Boy’s Hit-And-Run Death

Police say Veramae Phillip of Woodstock told officers she thought she’d hit a tree branch.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

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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

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Two Teenage Boys Dead After Woodstock Crash

Two 16-year-old boys are dead after an car crash early Sunday in unincorporated McHenry County in Woodstock.

07/01/2012

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

Handcuffs

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

Groundhog

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

Denzel Hayes

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

Jail Brakers

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

Melanie

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

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