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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.



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

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Cop Injured Along With 5 Others In Crash

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



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.


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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.


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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.


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.



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.


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