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McHenry County state’s attorney says 50% of defendants released under SAFE-T Act for retail theft do not show up in court

The McHenry County state’s attorney said more than 50% of non-local defendants released under the SAFE-T Act after being arrested for retail theft failed to show up in court this year. 34 people have been indicted for felony retail theft, which is a theft over $300, in McHenry County in 2024. Only six of the […]

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Coroner identifies man who died after crashing into ditch, being found unresponsive near Harvard

The coroner’s office has identified a 58-year-old man who died after he was believed to have suffered a medical emergency and crashed his pickup truck near Harvard Wednesday. The Harvard Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Route 173 and Reese Road in unincorporated Harvard […]

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Sheriff still searching for escaped dog after series of dog attacks that led to 1 dog being fatally shot near McHenry

Authorities said Friday they are still searching for one dog after aggressive loose dogs attacked people, leading to one of the dogs being fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy near McHenry. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:50 p.m. Thursday to the area of West Heumann Drive and Stilling Boulevard in unincorporated McHenry. The […]

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Deputy shoots dog after multiple aggressive dogs attack people in neighborhood near McHenry

Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy shot a dog after multiple aggressive dogs, one of which remains on the loose, attacked people in a neighborhood near McHenry. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded just before 6 p.m. Thursday to the area of West Heumann Drive and Stilling Boulevard in unincorporated McHenry. The sheriff’s office said they […]

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Man flown to hospital in critical condition, child and woman also injured in head-on crash near Huntley

A man was flown in critical condition to the hospital after a head-on crash that also injured two others, including a child, near Huntley Thursday afternoon. The Huntley Fire Protection District, Huntley Police Department and Gilberts Police Department responded around 3:22 p.m. Thursday to the area of Huntley Road and Kreutzer Road in unincorporated Huntley […]

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Police department in McHenry County urges students to not participate in ‘Senior Assassin’ game in public

A police department in McHenry County has issued a warning to the community urging students to not participate in “Senior Assassin” in public after a CCL holder nearly mistook the game for a real threat. Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman and Harvard High School Principal Carl Hobbs issued a joint statement to the community Thursday […]