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14 inmates, 7 corrections officers test positive for COVID-19 in latest outbreak at Lake County Jail

Sheriff’s officials said they are monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak at the Lake County Jail after 14 inmates and seven corrections officers tested positive for the virus. Four inmates and three corrections officers tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli. As of Monday morning, an additional […]

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McHenry man gets 5 years in prison for pulling knife on employee during robbery at Crystal Lake grocery store

A McHenry man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a robbery at the Crystal Lake Mariano’s where he pulled a knife and battered an employee, prosecutors said. David O. Harper, 31, of the 4900 block of West Orchard Drive in McHenry, was indicted on charges of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, robbery, four […]

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Bison that has been on loose for months in Wauconda, Island Lake spotted by police officer

A bison that has been on the loose since September after escaping from its owner in the Island Lake area was spotted by a police officer this week running across the roadway. The Island Lake Police Department said one of their police officers spotted Island Lake’s “beloved bison,” calling the animal, “as elusive as Sasquatch […]

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by train in Woodstock

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train Saturday evening in Woodstock, officials said. The Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 5:57 p.m. Saturday to Railroad Street and Short Street. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Spokesman Alex Vucha said authorities received a call for a pedestrian struck by […]