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Man charged with attempted murder and arson after domestic incident, garage fire in McHenry leaves 2 injured

A man has been charged with attempted murder and arson after a domestic disturbance led to a garage fire that left him in critical condition and a woman injured Friday in McHenry. The McHenry Police Department received a call for a report of a domestic dispute around 5:30 a.m. Friday in the 3800 block of […]

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Student charged after starting fire with firework at Harvard High School, police say

Police say they arrested a 15-year-old student after he allegedly caused a fire after putting a firework in a garbage can at Harvard High School on Friday. The Harvard Police Department responded around 1:12 p.m. Friday to Harvard High School, 1103 North Jefferson Street. Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said officers received a call […]

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Man charged with attempted murder strangled woman, tried to explode her Gurnee home

Police say that a Gurnee man was charged with attempted murder and attempted arson after he strangled a woman and tried to blow up her Gurnee home. Richard Grybalow, 71, of Gurnee, was charged with attempted murder, attempted residential arson, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery by strangulation, unlawful restraint and fleeing to elude police. […]

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12 years in prison for man who set vehicle on fire inside U.S. Post Office garage in Woodstock

A 55-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to setting a vehicle on fire inside a garage of the Woodstock Post Office. James Durkee, 55, of Woodstock, was found guilty of arson, a Class 2 felony, following a negotiated plea before McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge. The Woodstock Fire […]