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150 Lake County Jail inmates now housed in McHenry County Jail under new agreement amid staffing shortage

The McHenry County Jail is now housing 150 Lake County Jail inmates following a recently-entered agreement with the two facilities due to an ongoing severe staffing shortage. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg entered into the agreement with McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman, the two sheriff’s offices announced on January 3. The agreement states the McHenry […]

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Coroner rules cause of death as undetermined for McHenry County Jail inmate who died with brain injury

The coroner has ruled the cause of death as “undetermined” for a McHenry County Jail inmate, who was found unresponsive and died with a brain injury last year. McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein released the final death certificate results on Friday for 31-year-old Colton Sabo. Sabo was found unresponsive in his cell at the […]

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McHenry County Jail to house up to 150 Lake County Jail inmates due to severe staffing shortage

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has entered into an agreement to begin allowing the McHenry County Jail to house up to 150 of its jail’s inmates due to a severe staffing shortage. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg recently entered into an agreement with McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman. The agreement states the McHenry County Jail […]

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McHenry County Sheriff’s Office issues statement after 3 inmate deaths in 2 weeks

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying they are “transparent” but cannot release details until the investigations are complete after three jail inmates died in two weeks. The sheriff’s office said in the Thursday statement that they “faithfully serve the community, promoting the safety and equal protection of all.” Officials said four in-custody […]

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Coroner identifies 3rd McHenry County Jail inmate to die in custody as man being held for shooting at wife in Johnsburg

The coroner has identified the McHenry County Jail’s third inmate to die in two weeks as a 74-year-old man who was being held after allegedly shooting at his wife in Johnsburg. Timothy Mumford, 74, of Johnsburg, was found unresponsive in his cell at the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility in Woodstock, according to McHenry County […]

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74-year-old man dies after being found unresponsive in cell at McHenry County Jail in Woodstock

A 74-year-old man was found dead in his cell at the McHenry County Jail in Woodstock Thursday, the third inmate to die in custody in the county in two weeks. The 74-year-old man was found unresponsive in a single-occupied booking cell around 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Corrections officers at […]

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Coroner identifies McHenry man who died after being found unresponsive in cell at McHenry County Jail

The coroner has released the identity of a McHenry man who died after he was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday while being held in the McHenry County Jail. A corrections officer was conducting routine cell checks around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday at the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility, 2200 North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock. The […]

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Inmate pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in cell at McHenry County Jail

A 51-year-old man has died after he was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning while being held in the McHenry County Jail in Woodstock. A corrections officer was conducting routine cell checks around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday at the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility, 2200 North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Officer suffers serious facial injuries after being punched by arrestee at McHenry County Jail in Woodstock

A corrections officer at the McHenry County Jail suffered serious facial injuries after he was punched in the face by a man, who was arrested Sunday while out on bond for burning political signs. The Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 2:30 a.m. Sunday to The Cottage, 6 East Crystal Lake Avenue in Crystal Lake. […]