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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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13-year-old arrested for making threats towards Harvard Junior High School staff member, police say

Police say they arrested a 13-year-old boy who allegedly made threats towards a staff member at Harvard Junior High School in Harvard Thursday morning. The Harvard Police Department responded around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to the Harvard Junior High School, 1301 North Garfield Road in Harvard. Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said officers responded after […]

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No injuries after home burns to the ground near Harvard

An investigation is underway after an abandoned home burned to the ground early Monday morning in unincorporated Harvard, officials said. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Harvard Fire Protection District received a 911 call around 1:45 a.m. Monday. McHenry County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Matusek said the caller reported a structure on fire near Flat […]

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Colorado man found guilty of sexually abusing 13-year-old girl in Harvard that he met online

A Colorado man who engaged in a relationship with a 13-year-old Harvard girl he met on Snapchat was found guilty of sexually abusing the girl. Roberto Calixto-Escobar, 24, of Lochbuie, Colorado, was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. Prosecutors said that Calixto-Escobar used Snapchat to communicate with a […]