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Driver escapes on foot from Spring Grove police after leading them on pursuit that ended in Waukegan

Officials say a suspect in a stolen vehicle escaped from officers on foot after leading police on a pursuit that began in Spring Grove and ended in Waukegan Saturday morning. A Spring Grove police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in Spring Grove, according to Spring Grove Police Department Detective […]

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3 men now charged in McHenry County cannabis trafficking organization that police have seized over $1 million in assets from

Three men are now charged in connection with a cannabis trafficking organization in McHenry County where authorities have seized “well over” $1 million in assets during their investigation. Matthew D. Lilla, 36, of the 4300 block of North Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, was charged with cannabis trafficking, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, […]

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NTSB investigators leading investigation into plane crash that killed 1 near airport in Wonder Lake

The National Transportation Safety Board has taken over the investigation into a plane crash that left a pilot dead near Galt Airport in unincorporated Wonder Lake Friday. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Wonder Lake Fire Protection District and Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District responded around 5:15 p.m. Friday to Galt Airport, 5112 Greenwood Road in unincorporated […]

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Over dozen fire departments work for hours to extinguish 80-acre wildfire in Johnsburg

Wind and dry conditions led to a wildfire spreading to approximately 80 acres of field in Johnsburg, prompting over a dozen fire departments to respond Saturday morning. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District (MTFPD) responded around 11:33 a.m. Saturday to the 3800 block of Buchanan Road in Johnsburg for a brush fire. Firefighters arrived within […]

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McHenry man faces lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of sexually assaulting young child

A McHenry man faces a lengthy prison sentence after a judge found him guilty of numerous charges for sexually assaulting a child over the span of several years. Ramiro Gonsalez-Garcia, 43, of the 3100 block of Lake Street in McHenry, was charged in February 2020 with seven counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a […]