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National Weather Service says up to 6 inches of snow possible in parts of Lake, McHenry counties

A winter weather advisory is set to go into effect this afternoon with 3-6 inches of snow possible in Lake and McHenry counties, the National Weather Service reported. The advisory is set to go into effect at 3 p.m. Thursday in Lake, McHenry, Boone and Winnebago counties. A winter weather advisory has already gone into […]

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National Weather Service warns of freezing rain causing icy conditions in Lake, McHenry counties

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory to warn of freezing rain that could cause hazardous conditions in Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the advisory for Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago and Ogle counties. The advisory, which was issued Tuesday morning, will remain in effect until 7 p.m. […]

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Authorities warn of ‘significant’ number of overdose deaths in McHenry County this month

Authorities are warning the public after multiple overdose deaths occurred this month in McHenry County. The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition said they have been notified of “multiple” overdose deaths that have occurred between January 1 and January 21. “The number of deaths was significant,” the McHenry County SAC said in a statement. They did […]

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Authorities warn of scammers impersonating the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to steal money and personal information from residents

Authorities are warning the community of a phone scam where scammers claim they are with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to steal money and personal information from residents. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post yesterday that they were notified of the public receiving phone calls claiming they were from the […]

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Judge sentences Crystal Lake man to more than 6 years in prison for selling fentanyl

A judge sentenced a Crystal Lake man, who was already on parole, to more than six years in prison for selling fentanyl to another person last July. Paul S. Benzinger, 33, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance on Tuesday. […]

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Gov. Pritzker issues disaster proclamation following winter storm, artic temperatures in Illinois

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation for all Illinois counties after a winter storm blanketed the state, urging all residents to conserve energy and avoid unnecessary travel. “The extreme arctic temperatures affecting more than ten states add additional stress on utility providers across the nation,” the governor’s office said in a statement Tuesday […]

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Wonder Lake hunter and repeat offender hit with charges, $10K fine after illegally killing deer

Conservation police charged a Wonder Lake hunter, who is a repeat offender, after he broke numerous laws while killing a deer in McHenry County. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police said that CPO Todd Semenik concluded an investigation into the Wonder Lake hunter on January 12. The man illegally harvested a 12-point buck […]

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State’s attorney announces he will not enforce indoor dining ban in McHenry County

The McHenry County state’s attorney slammed Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday and said he would not enforce the governor’s indoor dining ban, calling his powers questionable. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said the decision took into account the nature of Pritzker’s executive orders. Kennealy said there is no provision in the executive orders or […]