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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 […]

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Woman charged with drug trafficking large amount of cannabis into McHenry County

A California woman wanted since 2017 on charges of drug trafficking over 10 pounds of marijuana to McHenry County has been arrested. Jennifer L. Wilkinson, 32, of the 1100 block of Greenfield Drive in El Cajon, California, has been charged with cannabis trafficking between 2000-5000 grams and manufacturing and delivering cannabis between 2000-5000 grams. Jennifer […]