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Roadway closed for hours after semi-trailer gets stuck under Route 14 viaduct in Harvard

Police say a semi-trailer got stuck underneath a Route 14 viaduct in Harvard, causing a residential street to be shut down for hours Friday. The Harvard Police Department said around 2:40 p.m. Friday that the incident occurred on McComb Street under Route 14. The department asked the public to avoid the area because McComb Street […]

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Extra police presence at Harvard High School after fight that left student hospitalized

Authorities say there is an extra police presence at Harvard High School after a fight involving several students that left one student transported to the hospital by ambulance. A school resource officer around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday reported an altercation in the cafeteria of the high school, located at 1103 North Jefferson Street. The incident prompted […]

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Postal worker suffers life-threatening injuries after mail truck crashes into tree near Harvard

A postal worker was transported to a trauma center after suffering life-threatening injuries when she crashed her mail truck into a tree near Harvard, fire officials said. The Harvard Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 16400 block of McGuire Road in unincorporated Harvard. Harvard Fire Protection […]

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County board honors bystanders who rescued woman trapped in burning car following rollover crash near Harvard

Five bystanders, including two Boy Scouts, were honored Tuesday for saving a woman trapped inside a rolled-over car that caught on fire in a crash on Route 14 near Harvard. Harvard resident Jay Wolf and his sons, Shane and Joseph, were driving around 11:18 a.m. on October 30 near the Big Foot Inn, 11508 Route […]

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Man accused of striking officer in the head, kicking him during attempted arrest in Harvard

A Harvard man allegedly struck a police officer in the head and kicked the officer while resisting arrest for a domestic battery incident in Harvard, court documents said. Brian G. Garcia, 43, of the 600 block of 2nd Street in Harvard, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer, domestic battery […]

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Farm tractor worth $300K destroyed after catching fire, sparking brush fire near Harvard

Multiple fire departments were called after a fire engulfed a tractor, destroying the $300,000 piece of equipment, and starting a large brush fire in a field near Harvard. The Harvard Fire Protection District responded around 9:13 p.m. Thursday to the area of Bunker Hill Road and Island Road in unincorporated Harvard. Harvard Fire Protection District […]