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Over dozen fire departments work for hours to extinguish 80-acre wildfire in Johnsburg

Wind and dry conditions led to a wildfire spreading to approximately 80 acres of field in Johnsburg, prompting over a dozen fire departments to respond Saturday morning. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District (MTFPD) responded around 11:33 a.m. Saturday to the 3800 block of Buchanan Road in Johnsburg for a brush fire. Firefighters arrived within […]

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McHenry man faces lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of sexually assaulting young child

A McHenry man faces a lengthy prison sentence after a judge found him guilty of numerous charges for sexually assaulting a child over the span of several years. Ramiro Gonsalez-Garcia, 43, of the 3100 block of Lake Street in McHenry, was charged in February 2020 with seven counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a […]

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Judge denies request to increase bond for McHenry man accused of shaking and bouncing child, causing serious injuries

A judge denied prosecutors’ request to increase bond for a McHenry man charged with shaking a young child, causing the child to suffer serious injuries. Deshawn M. Wilson, 25, of the 4500 block of Parkway Avenue in McHenry, was charged in July with one count of aggravated battery to a child causing great bodily harm, […]

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Man arrested for allegedly firing gun during altercation in parking lot of McHenry apartment complex

A man was charged after he allegedly fired a gun during an altercation with another man outside of an apartment complex in McHenry last month. Duran Davis, 36, of the 700 block of North Mill Street in McHenry, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault with […]

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‘Unexpected tragedy’: Fundraiser started to take care of Johnsburg woman’s dogs after she was killed in vehicle crash

Friends of a Johnsburg woman have created a fundraiser to pay for her funeral and take care of her dogs after the woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash near McHenry. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District, Spring Grove Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:19 a.m. Monday to the 5700 […]

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Coroner identifies Johnsburg woman killed after crashing car into mailbox, tree near McHenry

The coroner’s office has identified a 40-year-old woman from Johnsburg who died after she crashed her car into a tree near McHenry early Monday morning. An autopsy was performed Tuesday on Roberta Wisch, 40, of Johnsburg, according to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District, Spring Grove Fire Protection District and […]