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Cameras allowed for the first time as Andrew Freund appears in court in AJ Freund murder

As Andrew Freund Sr. appeared in court Tuesday morning for a status hearing, news cameras were allowed for the first time ever at the McHenry County courthouse. Freund Sr., 61, and his attorney, Special Public Defender Henry H. Sugden, appeared before McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrant. Prosecutors filed order of protections against medical records during […]

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Police arrest man who threatened to bomb “the school” and harm others in Huntley

A homeless man who allegedly threatened to bomb “the school” and harm people was arrested after Huntley Community School District 158 officials tipped off police regarding the threat. Jonathan M. Franzen, 22, who has no permanent address, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor. The Huntley Police Department was notified […]

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Man charged with attempted murder, home invasion after 29-year-old stabbed in Crystal Lake

A man has been charged with numerous felonies, including attempted murder and home invasion, after a 29-year-old man was stabbed and left in serious condition Thursday in Crystal Lake. Michael A. Vrba, 35, of Crystal Lake, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated domestic battery and two counts of aggravated battery. […]

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29-year-old man flown to hospital by Flight For Life after stabbing near Crystal Lake

A 29-year-old was flown by a Flight For Life medical helicopter after he was stabbed at a home in unincorporated Crystal Lake Thursday morning. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:22 a.m. Thursday to the 6000 block of Acorn Court in unincorporated Crystal Lake to assist the fire department on a medical call. Deputies […]