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3 men now charged in McHenry County cannabis trafficking organization that police have seized over $1 million in assets from

Three men are now charged in connection with a cannabis trafficking organization in McHenry County where authorities have seized “well over” $1 million in assets during their investigation. Matthew D. Lilla, 36, of the 4300 block of North Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, was charged with cannabis trafficking, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, […]

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$2 million bond for man who allegedly trafficked large amounts of cannabis to McHenry County, had $800K in cash

A man is being held on a $2 million bond after prosecutors say he trafficked hundreds of pounds of cannabis into McHenry County and laundered money. Police found him with $800,000 in cash. Matthew D. Lilla, 36, of the 4300 block of North Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, was charged with cannabis trafficking, unlawful possession of […]

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State fire marshal investigating after firefighters find deceased person inside burning home in Lake in the Hills

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating after firefighters found a person deceased inside a burning home in Lake in the Hills late Saturday evening. The Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 11:28 p.m. Saturday to the 3000 block of Impressions Drive in Lake in the Hills for a call of a […]

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Woman arrested after allegedly attacking postal employee, nearly running down man with her vehicle in Huntley

A woman has been released on a recognizance bond after she allegedly attacked a U.S. Postal worker, battered a police officer and nearly ran someone down with her car in Huntley. Christine K. Billups, 35, of the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard in Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer, […]

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Attempted murder suspect in custody after months-long manhunt following double shooting in Huntley

A man wanted for attempted murder after allegedly shooting two people in Huntley and also allegedly carjacking a vehicle has been arrested in Pennsylvania, police announced. Lewis C. McCracken, 27, of the 200 block of Villa Street in Elgin, was charged with four counts of attempted murder, aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a weapon […]