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Police arrest juvenile who brought BB gun to Crystal Lake elementary school, shot other kids

Police arrested a juvenile who brought a BB gun to Canterbury Elementary School in Crystal Lake and shot other children with it, officials said. The Crystal Lake Police Department responded Tuesday afternoon to Canterbury Elementary School, 875 Canterbury Drive in Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Derek Hyrkas said officers received a call of […]

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Woman and dog killed, 4-year-old seriously injured in crash caused by drunk driver near Woodstock

A woman and a dog were both killed in a crash that left a man and a 4-year-old child seriously injured near Woodstock Wednesday evening, police said. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Marengo Fire Protection District, Huntley Fire Protection District and Union Fire Protection District responded around 8:16 p.m. Wednesday to Route 176 west of […]

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Authorities identify 25-year-old woman killed after car t-boned by semi-truck near Marengo

Authorities have identified a 25-year-old Woodstock woman who was killed last week in a four-vehicle crash near Marengo. A preliminary autopsy showed Maria Flores-Hernandez, 25, of Woodstock, died as a result of blunt force trauma, according to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around […]

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Fundraiser started to support Crystal Lake family after mother gives birth, gets put into coma with COVID-19

A fundraiser was started to support a Crystal Lake family after a mother gave birth and had to be put into a coma while battling COVID-19. The GoFundMe was started by Kathryn Dominick Vitkus to help the Kelly family. Vitkus said that Samantha, the mother, was hospitalized with COVID-19. She went into labor and gave […]