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16-year-old flown to the hospital after mini bike crash near McHenry

A 16-year-old boy was transported to the hospital by a medical helicopter after he crashed a mini bike in a residential neighborhood near McHenry Saturday evening. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry Township Fire Protection District and Johnsburg Police Department responded around 9:46 p.m. Saturday to the 800 block of Finch Trail in unincorporated McHenry. […]

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NWS warns of ‘destructive winds,’ damaging hail from severe thunderstorms in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service is warning about severe thunderstorms that could bring “destructive winds” over 75 mph and damaging hail in northern Illinois Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook Monday morning. The outlook is in effect for Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Kankakee, […]

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Woman airlifted to hospital, two others seriously injured after two-vehicle crash near Marengo

A crash involving two pickup trucks near Marengo left a woman critically injured and both drivers seriously injured Sunday afternoon. The Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded at 2:56 p.m. Sunday to Maple Street and West Coral Road in unincorporated Marengo for a report of a vehicle crash with […]

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Lake, McHenry counties see spike in overdose deaths, offer free Narcan to residents

Officials in Lake and McHenry counties both have issued warnings about a recent spike in overdose deaths. In McHenry County, the increase was “significant.” The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition issued an alert Friday morning after they were notified of multiple overdose deaths that occurred between May 23 and June 5. “The number of deaths […]

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5-year-old who had to be flown to hospital after serious fall reunites with firefighters, paramedics in Woodstock

Firefighters and paramedics who helped a 5-year-old girl that had to be flown to the hospital after a serious fall in Woodstock were recently able to reunite with the girl. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said on Saturday that they responded on April 19 to a call of a fall. The incident happened […]