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Marengo man charged with sexually abusing child after soliciting her online, traveling to meet her

Police say a Marengo man solicited a child online, traveled to meet her and then transported her to another town where he sexually abused her. The Marengo Police Department said they received a report last week for a sexual abuse incident involving a minor. Marengo Police Department Sgt. Andrew Kjellgren said it was learned that […]

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Police seek help in locating 86-year-old woman considered missing, endangered from Huntley

UPDATE: The woman has been safely located in Iowa, police announced. Police are searching for an 86-year-old Huntley woman considered endangered after she went missing and was last seen driving near Marengo Sunday. The Illinois State Police activated an Endangered Missing Person Advisory for Selva Ferguson, 86, of Huntley. The Huntley Police Department is seeking […]

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Semi-truck load shifts, results in hazardous materials incident with leaking acid on Interstate 90 near Marengo

A semi-truck hauling pallets of vehicle batteries had its load shift, causing the batteries to become damaged and leak acid onto Interstate 90 near Marengo Monday afternoon. The Hampshire Fire Protection District and Pingree Grove Fire Protection District responded around 2:35 p.m. Monday to the area of Interstate 90 east of Route 23 near Marengo […]

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Crystal Lake passes ordinance restricting migrant bus drop-offs as Marengo set to vote on similar measure

The Crystal Lake City Council has approved an ordinance allowing the city to impound buses and fine operators dropping off migrants without notice as Marengo is set to vote on a similar measure. The council unanimously passed the ordinance, which ratified the mayor’s December executive order, on Tuesday evening. It went into effect immediately. “The […]

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Woman sentenced to 14 years in prison for driving 100+ mph while intoxicated, causing crash that killed 2 near Marengo

A woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for driving over 100 mph while under the influence of drugs and causing a crash that killed two people near Marengo. Miranda A. Johnson, 28, of Poplar Grove, was charged in August 2022 with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing a fatal […]

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9 transported to hospital after 6-vehicle crash leaves car engulfed in flames on I-90 in McHenry County

Nine people were transported to the hospital, some with serious injuries, after a six-vehicle crash left one car rolled over and engulfed in flames on Interstate 90 in McHenry County. The Hampshire Fire Protection District and Illinois State Police responded around 6:43 p.m. Saturday to Interstate 90 at the 35.5 mile marker near Marengo for […]

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Firefighters extricate injured woman trapped after t-bone crash in unincorporated McHenry County

Authorities said a driver was cited after firefighters had to extricate her from her heavily damaged vehicle following a t-bone crash near Marengo. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Union Fire Protection District and Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 3:35 p.m. Sunday to the area of Dunham Road and Union Road between Marengo and […]