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Woman charged after coughing on Crystal Lake police officers, threatening to give them COVID-19

A Crystal Lake woman was arrested after she allegedly coughed on police officers multiple times and threatened to give them the coronavirus, authorities said. Cynthia G. Ventrella, 58, of the 900 block of Alexandria Boulevard in Crystal Lake, was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, domestic battery causing bodily harm and obstructing identification. […]

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“Are you ready to lose an eye?” woman armed with carving fork allegedly told McHenry County sheriff’s deputies

A McHenry woman, who was armed with an 8-inch carving fork, allegedly told a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy, “Are you ready to lose an eye?” according to court documents. Ashley M. Michaels, 34, of the 900 block of South Black Partridge Road in unincorporated McHenry, was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and […]