Woodstock

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

"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

Fatal Shooting

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

Metra L

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

Court Case Graphic

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

Handcuffs

4 Charged With Stealing Aluminum From Factory

Four men have been charged in connection with the theft of tens of thousands of pounds of aluminum from a northwest suburban metal factory.

01/19/2011

Court Case Graphic

Suburban Man Sentenced For Third Child Porn Conviction

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (STMW) – A northwest suburban man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after his third conviction for possessing child pornography.

01/16/2011

Prison fence

Man Goes To Extreme To Cheat Urine Test

A northwest suburban man went to a somewhat extreme measure on Tuesday to try to pass an alcohol and drug screening, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office.

01/12/2011

Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox

Man Gets Sentenced For Vicious Cubs-Sox Brawl

A west suburban man who blinded an in-law in one eye by kicking him in the face as they argued about their favorite baseball teams was sentenced to three years in prison.

01/04/2011

Ambulance

Police: Unborn Child Killed In Suburban Crash

An unborn child was killed in a head-on crash Monday afternoon in the northwest suburbs, police said.

12/14/2010

A man fell from an upper level of Soldier Field Sunday and was pronounced dead at Northwestern Hospital. (CBS)

Man Falls To His Death During Bears Game

Police believe the death of a Bears fan at Soldier Field during the game Sunday was a tragic accident.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2010

House Fire (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

8 Children Escape Fire At Suburban Daycare Facility

Eight children safely exited a home Wednesday afternoon after a fire started in an attached garage at a daycare facility, police said.

11/10/2010

Prison fence

Naval Base Prisoners Moving To Woodstock

The McHenry County Sheriff’s office is hoping to generate $83,000 in revenue by housing prisoners from the Great Lakes Naval Brig at the county jail.

10/22/2010

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