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19 years in prison for man who robbed McHenry County gas stations at gunpoint, showed off proceeds on social media

A Chicago man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for robbing gas stations in McHenry County at gunpoint and then posting video online of the proceeds stolen and the gun used. Shaquille D. Davidson, 24, of Chicago, and Matthew J. Wegleiz, 23, of Cicero, were identified by police as being responsible for several […]

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Lawsuit filed against daycare center in Island Lake following death of toddler found unresponsive on toy bin

The parents of a toddler, who died after he was found lying unresponsive on a toy bin, have filed a lawsuit against the daycare center in Island Lake where the incident happened. Chicago-based Clifford Law Offices filed the lawsuit in McHenry County Circuit Court last week. The suit stems from an incident that occurred¬†around 8:46 […]

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25 years in prison for Island Lake man who sexually assaulted young girls after befriending them online

An Island Lake man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for befriending two children on social media, soliciting explicit photos from them and then sexually assaulting them. Ernesto Reynosa-Vasayez, 35, of Island Lake, was charged in June 2022 with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, three counts of criminal sexual assault, traveling […]

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Appeals court upholds conviction of man sentenced to 126 years in prison for sexually assaulting 2 children in McHenry County

An appeals court has upheld a former McHenry County man’s conviction after he was sentenced to 126 years in prison for sexually assaulting two children over a thousand times over the span of 14 years. Robert J. Gould, 57, of Nova Scotia, Canada, was charged in August 2017 with 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual […]

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Island Lake man found with guns after allegedly pointing gun at victim and strangling him in Wauconda

A convicted felon was arrested and found with guns after authorities say he strangled another man before holding a gun to the victim’s head in Wauconda. The Wauconda Police Department responded around 1 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of South Maple Avenue in Wauconda for a report of a battery. The victim identified the […]

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Motorcyclist seriously injured after crash involving pickup truck driver who fled scene in Island Lake

An off-duty police officer tracked down a pickup truck driver who fled the scene after being involved in a crash that left a motorcyclist severely injured in Island Lake Wednesday, police said. The Wauconda Fire District and Island Lake Police Department responded around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday to Route 176 and Lakeview Drive in Island Lake […]