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Dog found dead following house fire that caused $400,000 in damage in Wauconda

Firefighters found a family dog dead inside a home in Wauconda after extinguishing a fire that caused $400,000 in damage Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The Wauconda Fire District responded around 2:48 p.m. Tuesday to the 2800 block of Liberty Lakes Boulevard in Wauconda for a report of a structure fire. Wauconda Deputy Fire Marshal […]

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Coroner releases cause of death for 26-year-old man found dead in Libertyville house fire

Authorities have released the cause of death and identity for a 26-year-old man who was found dead in a suspicious house fire in Libertyville last week. The incident happened around 3:22 a.m. Friday when a Libertyville police officer on routine patrol spotted the fire, according to Libertyville Police Department Lt. Matt Goze. Goze said the […]

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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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Numerous fire departments called after fire engulfs garage, residence near Crystal Lake

Firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire Saturday morning that destroyed a Crystal Lake home after its garage became engulfed in flames, fire officials said. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:16 a.m. Saturday to the 6500 block of Scott Lane in unincorporated Crystal Lake for a report of a […]