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Coroner identifies elderly resident found dead after extra-alarm fire at home near McHenry

The coroner has released the identity of a 73-year-old woman who was found dead in her home after an extra-alarm fire engulfed the residence near McHenry early Wednesday. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to the 2800 block of North Magellan Drive in unincorporated McHenry […]

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Female found dead after firefighters extinguish extra-alarm fire that heavily damaged home near McHenry

A female was found dead after firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm fire that engulfed a house and prompted the response of numerous fire departments near McHenry. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to the 2800 block of North Magellan Drive in unincorporated McHenry for a report […]

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3 in custody after retail theft suspects fleeing police crash, run away on foot in Johnsburg

Canines located three suspects wanted in a retail theft that fled police and then crashed before again fleeing on foot in Johnsburg Monday afternoon. The retail theft happened just before 3 p.m. Monday at the Walmart, 3801 Running Brook Farm Boulevard in Johnsburg. Witnesses reported a car fled from officers near the Walmart and eventually […]

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Court documents say Richmond parents charged with murder knew child was experiencing overdose, failed to get him help

Newly unsealed documents say the Richmond parents charged with first-degree murder of their child knew the boy was suffering from an overdose and refused to promptly seek medical care. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Township Fire Protection District and Mercyhealth MD-1 responded around 10:50 a.m. on January 3 to the 9600 block of Hillandale […]

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Motorcyclist suffers severe injuries, flown to hospital after crash with SUV near Fox River Grove

Authorities say a motorcyclist suffered severe injuries and had to be flown to the hospital after an SUV crashed into the motorcycle near Fox River Grove. The Fox River Grove Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:30 p.m. Sunday to the area of Algonquin Road and Braeburn Road in unincorporated Fox […]

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‘Heroes are never forgotten’: Law enforcement remembers McHenry County sheriff’s deputy on 5th anniversary of murder

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies say they are remembering sheriff’s deputy Jacob Keltner, who was shot and killed in the line of duty five years ago today. “Heroes are never forgotten. Jake’s memory and legacy will continue to live on in our department, our community, and to all those that knew and […]

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Charged McHenry County sheriff’s detective accused of arranging drug and prostitution deals

Court documents say a now-former McHenry County sheriff’s detective facing felony charges used his county-issued cellphone to arrange drug deals and prostitution deals. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office administration was notified on September 16 of an “off-duty incident” involving Detective Christopher Marvel, 39, of Poplar Grove. Marvel was immediately placed on administrative leave as a […]