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8-year-old boy paralyzed in Highland Park parade shooting receives Socrates Award from Lake Forest foundation

Cooper Roberts, the boy paralyzed in the Highland Park parade shooting, was awarded the Socrates Award, a lifetime cash grant, for his “strength and courage” during his recovery. Cooper suffered a gunshot wound that left his spinal cord severed in the July 4 shooting in Highland Park. Seven people were killed and dozens of others […]

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Mexican national pleads not guilty to possessing 2 kilograms of fentanyl found in truck in Cary

A Mexican national has pleaded not guilty to charges after prosecutors say he was found with two kilograms of fentanyl, one of the largest fentanyl busts in McHenry County history. Joaquin R. Montano-Martinez, 28, of Mexico, and Patricio Rosales-Diaz, 43, of Palatine, are both charged with manufacturing or delivering fentanyl over 900 grams, a Class […]

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Police searching for suspects who fled after stolen car crashes into vehicles, garage in Crystal Lake

The occupants of a stolen vehicle fled on foot after crashing into multiple vehicles and a residence in Crystal Lake early Monday morning, police said. Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Richard Neumann said officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Chrysler 200 sedan around 12:10 a.m. Monday. The Chrysler, which was traveling […]

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Driver flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after rollover crash near Woodstock

A man suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be flown to the hospital after a rollover crash on Route 47 north of Woodstock Tuesday evening, authorities said. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:16 p.m. Tuesday to the 4900 block of North Route 47, south of Allendale Road, in unincorporated […]

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Driver charged after crashing SUV into gym in Riverwoods, leaving 4 injured

Police say a driver responsible for accidentally crashing an SUV into a gym in Riverwoods, leaving four injured and one victim pinned, has been cited. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District and Riverwoods Police Department responded around 8:30 a.m. on March 12 to Orangetheory Fitness, 2037 Milwaukee Avenue in Riverwoods. A 911 call was made for […]