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State appellate court allows 51-year-old man convicted of 2002 murder near Antioch to request new trial

The Illinois State Appellate Court ruled Tuesday that a 51-year-old man, who is serving a 50-year sentence for a 2002 murder near Antioch, can request a new trial to be exonerated after affidavits point to his innocence. Ronald E. Ruhl, 51, who was from Crystal Lake according to the Chicago Tribune, was sentenced to 50-years […]

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Power outages, trees down reported in Lake and McHenry counties following severe thunderstorm

ComEd is working to restore over 100 power outages following a Tuesday afternoon thunderstorm that brought trees and power lines down in Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said a broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms developed Tuesday and moved into northern Illinois. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued early Tuesday […]

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Golf ball-sized hail, high winds confirmed as severe thunderstorm hits McHenry County

A thunderstorm producing golf ball-size hail is moving through McHenry County and a severe thunderstorm warning has now been issued for Lake County as the storm continues to move. The National Weather Service (NWS) said a broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms developed Tuesday and moved into northern Illinois. “Damaging winds will be the […]

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Prosecutors want to admit video of Kyle Rittenhouse in separate incident threatening to shoot people

Prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case are seeking to admit a video from an incident prior to the Kenosha protest shootings where Rittenhouse said he wished he had his AR-15 so he could shoot people he witnessed shoplifting. Rittenhouse, 18, formerly an Antioch resident, was arrested in August 2020 for fatally shooting Anthony Huber and […]