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Police seek help in identifying elderly woman who was found wandering in Hawthorn Woods

UPDATE: Police say they have identified the woman and reunited the woman with her family. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an elderly woman who was found wandering around a neighborhood in Hawthorn Woods Sunday. The Village of Hawthorn Woods said a passerby spotted a woman walking in the area of Glen Road […]

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Bicyclist suffers serious injuries after being hit by car in Hawthorn Woods

A bicyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Hawthorn Woods Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The Countryside Fire Protection District and Hawthorn Woods Police Department responded around 1:10 p.m. Sunday to Gilmer Road and North Chevy Chase Road in Hawthorn Woods. Hawthorn Woods Police Department Director of Public Safety John […]

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Hawthorn Woods police chief placed on paid leave until retirement next year

Hawthorn Woods Police Chief Jennifer Paulus was placed on paid leave this month before her retirement next year, at which point she will not be able to work for the village again, documents show. According to a voluntary separation agreement obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by Lake and McHenry County Scanner, Paulus […]

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Hawthorn Woods man charged with DUI after being critically injured in motorcycle crash near Hebron

A Hawthorn Woods man driving a motorcycle was charged with DUI after he crashed and was ejected, leaving him in critical condition near Hebron Tuesday evening. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District responded around 6:56 p.m. Tuesday for a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Johnson Road north of Route 173. Sheriff’s deputies […]