About Us

Welcome to Lake & McHenry County Scanner! We post 24/7 about breaking news incidents as they happen in Lake & McHenry Counties in Illinois. We have multiple editors on our team helping post news incidents who are all volunteers (we don’t get paid a salary). Lake & McHenry County Scanner is not affiliated with any fire, police, EMS, or government agency. We are a local news agency. 

On our social media pages we post breaking news as it happens in real time to our over 110,000 social media followers. Our website and social media pages are not always monitored or covered 24/7.

We welcome any questions or concerns that you have.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LakeMcHenryScanner/

Email: Info@LakeMcHenryScanner.com

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Facebook and Twitter Social Media Page Rules

We would like to say welcome to all our new followers (if you are new). We would also like to take a minute to address some rules since we do have so many new followers and need to address a set of rules.

This page is here to keep you informed of events that are happening in Lake and McHenry Counties.

These rules are set and are not up for debate.

Rules List

1. If you use curse words it will most likely be filtered by our automatic comment filter.

2. If you post anything derogatory or racist comments your comment could be deleted and you may be banned from our page.

3. Do not post anything about shooting, killing, or harming suspects when we post incidents.

4. Do not go on a rant bashing any Police Officers/Firefighters/EMS/Dispatchers. You have your own personal social media pages and can do what you want there. It will not be tolerated here.

5. NEVER post victim names of anyone. Respect everyone’s privacy. You will be banned, no questions asked.

6. Anything else the admins find not appropriate could be subject to deletion and put you at risk of being banned. Use common sense and be respectful.

If you see a comment that you think breaks these rules please contact us directly.


A reminder again that we are NOT affiliated with any of the police, fire, EMS, or government agencies.

Please do not send us messages or emails requesting help. If you need assistance call 911 or your local non-emergency number.

Thank you,
Lake & McHenry County Scanner Team.