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Crystal Lake man charged with battering police officers after setting political signs on fire in Crystal Lake

A 21-year-old man allegedly lit multiple political campaign signs on fire in Crystal Lake hours before polls opened Tuesday and then battered police officers who tried to arrest him. Frank B. Held, 21, of the 7500 block of Foxfire Drive in Crystal Lake, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer, […]

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Police warn residents to remain vigilant after reports of vehicle burglaries, stolen vehicle in Cary

Police are warning residents after they received multiple reports of subjects attempting to enter motor vehicles Thursday morning in residential areas in Cary and Crystal Lake. The incidents occurred in residential areas in the northeast region of Cary as well as neighboring towns. In some cases, the subjects were able to successfully enter unlocked motor […]

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Two children rescued from storm drain with minor injuries in Crystal Lake

Two children were rescued from a storm drainage system with minor injuries behind Target in Crystal Lake Tuesday evening. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Target, 5580 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake, for a report of a rescue. Crystal Lake Fire […]

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Charge dismissed against Woodstock attorney accused of vandalizing political campaign signs in Crystal Lake

Prosecutors have dismissed a charge against a Woodstock attorney who was accused of vandalizing multiple campaign signs that belonged to Tony Colatorti, who is running for McHenry County sheriff. Robert T. Hanlon, 56, of the 3700 block of Beresford Drive in Woodstock, was charged in February with one count of criminal damage to property, a […]

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Coffee shop temporarily closed after fire causes smoke damage to business in Crystal Lake

The Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters shop in Crystal Lake is temporarily closed after a fire started inside and caused smoke damage to the business Thursday evening. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 10:50 p.m. Thursday to a report of a structure fire at¬†Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters, 5005 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake. Crystal […]