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State police credit license plate reader cameras in criminal investigations on Chicagoland area expressways

State police say their use of license plate reader cameras on expressways in the Chicagoland area has been a “game changer” in investigating shootings and carjackings. The Illinois State Police announced last week that automated license plate readers (ALPRs) have helped in 82% of interstate shootings this year to identify an individual involved in or […]

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Coroner identifies 20-year-old man as body found in burning truck near McHenry

The coroner’s office has positively identified a 20-year-old man as the body found inside a fully engulfed pickup truck near McHenry last month. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:23 p.m. on May 11 to the area of West Ringwood Road and South Solon Road in unincorporated McHenry. […]

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Governor removes Crystal Lake city clerk from position on state college board after sex crimes arrest

Governor JB Pritzker has removed the Crystal Lake city clerk from his position on the Illinois Community College Board after the man was arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography and enticing children online. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that they began a sex crimes investigation in April following a tip from another agency. […]

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Fire crews respond to dozens of calls after severe thunderstorms bring flooding to Lake, McHenry counties

Fire crews were kept busy responding to dozens of calls after severe thunderstorms brought flooding and power outages to Lake and McHenry counties Saturday evening. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a severe thunderstorm warning for McHenry County around 8:10 p.m. Saturday. A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for Lake County around 8:40 p.m. […]

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‘Will be deeply missed’: 19-year-old from McHenry remembered after being killed in motorcycle crash

Funeral arrangements are set for a 19-year-old man from McHenry who was killed in a motorcycle crash earlier this week just after securing his dream job. The Arlington Heights Police Department, Palatine Fire Department and Arlington Heights Fire Department responded around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Lake Cook Road and Wilke Road in […]

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Pre-trial release denied for Beach Park man accused of killing dog, taking woman hostage at knifepoint

A judge denied pre-trial release for a Beach Park man accused of killing a woman’s dog, repeatedly attacking the woman and then taking her hostage at knifepoint. Adrian Rivera, 40, of Beach Park, was charged with aggravated domestic battery by strangulation, failure to report a change of address by a sex offender, unlawful restraint, aggravated […]

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Firefighters battle 2 separate apartment building fires on same block just days apart in Waukegan

Firefighters responded to two separate fires in the span of two days at apartment buildings on the same block in Waukegan this week, authorities said. The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 4 p.m. Tuesday to the 2100 block of Williamsburg Drive in Waukegan for a report of a structure fire. Waukegan Fire Marshal Todd Zupec […]