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Bomb squad renders scene safe after suspicious package prompts evacuation of McHenry County Government Center

Authorities say the bomb squad has given the all-clear after a woman dropped off a package outside the McHenry County Courthouse in Woodstock, prompting an evacuation. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said an unattended package was found at the east entrance of the McHenry County Government Center. The package was placed by someone at the […]

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McHenry County judge who died suddenly remembered for his love of family, animals ahead of funeral

A McHenry County judge who died after being found unresponsive in his chambers Monday is being remembered for his love of animals and his family ahead of a funeral service. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 8:22 a.m. Monday to the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 Seminary Avenue in Woodstock. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist […]

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‘Shock and sadness’: McHenry County judge dies after being found unresponsive at McHenry County courthouse

Officials say they are in “shock and sadness” after a McHenry County judge was found unresponsive in his chambers at the McHenry County Courthouse and died Monday. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 8:22 a.m. Monday to the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 Seminary Avenue in Woodstock. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said […]

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Cameras allowed for the first time as Andrew Freund appears in court in AJ Freund murder

As Andrew Freund Sr. appeared in court Tuesday morning for a status hearing, news cameras were allowed for the first time ever at the McHenry County courthouse. Freund Sr., 61, and his attorney, Special Public Defender Henry H. Sugden, appeared before McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrant. Prosecutors filed order of protections against medical records during […]