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Coroner identifies 20-year-old man as body found in burning truck near McHenry

The coroner’s office has positively identified a 20-year-old man as the body found inside a fully engulfed pickup truck near McHenry last month. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:23 p.m. on May 11 to the area of West Ringwood Road and South Solon Road in unincorporated McHenry. […]

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Body found inside pickup truck after firefighters extinguish fully involved fire near McHenry

The sheriff’s office is investigating after a body was found inside a pickup truck that became fully engulfed in flames near McHenry Saturday evening. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:23 p.m. Saturday to the area of West Ringwood Road and South Solon Road in unincorporated McHenry. McHenry […]

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Heavy traffic delays reported after car becomes engulfed in flames on Interstate 94 near Libertyville

Heavy traffic delays were reported on Interstate 94 near Libertyville after a car caught on fire and quickly became engulfed in flames Saturday afternoon. The Libertyville Fire Department and Illinois State Police responded around 1:20 p.m. Saturday to Interstate 94 between Route 176 and Route 60 for a vehicle fire. Emergency crews arrived to find […]

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Man charged with setting his car on fire in Woodstock, reporting it stolen to allegedly defraud insurance

A Woodstock man allegedly drove his car to a remote area in Woodstock before intentionally setting it on fire and reporting it stolen in a scheme to defraud his insurance company. Giovanni Cervantes-Brito, 22, of Woodstock, was charged with two counts of arson and one count of false report of an offense. A criminal complaint […]

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Large fight, arson fire on Thanksgiving Day leaves car fully engulfed in flames in Waukegan

A large fight broke out involving an armed person that resulted in someone committing arson, which left a vehicle engulfed in flames on Thanksgiving Day in Waukegan. The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 12:27 p.m. Thursday to the Sunset Woods Apartments, 3014 Sunset Avenue in Waukegan. 911 callers reported a large […]