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Construction crews hit natural gas line, causing major gas leak in unincorporated Crystal Lake

Construction crews damaged a large gas line and caused a major gas leak Wednesday evening near Crystal Lake, prompting road closures that remain in place this evening. The Nunda Rural Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3:01 p.m. Wednesday to Route 176 and Nish Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake. Nunda Rural […]

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Fundraiser started for mother, 4-year-old son seriously injured in Woodstock crash

A fundraiser was started for a single mother and her 4-year-old son who was seriously injured after they were hit by a drunk driver near Woodstock. The crash also killed a woman and two dogs. Jeff Prien, who is the mother’s stepfather, organized the GoFundMe. Prien’s 27-year-old daughter, Taylor, was driving eastbound on Route 176 […]

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Drunk driving charges filed against man who caused crash that killed woman, dog near Woodstock

A Marengo man has been charged with driving under the influence after causing a crash that killed a woman and a dog and also left a 4-year-old child seriously injured near Woodstock. Sergio Esquivel, 44 of Marengo, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, […]

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Woman and dog killed, 4-year-old seriously injured in crash caused by drunk driver near Woodstock

A woman and a dog were both killed in a crash that left a man and a 4-year-old child seriously injured near Woodstock Wednesday evening, police said. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Marengo Fire Protection District, Huntley Fire Protection District and Union Fire Protection District responded around 8:16 p.m. Wednesday to Route 176 west of […]

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Wanted suspect in custody after leading police on pursuit through Wauconda, Mundelein

A wanted man led police on a nearly hour-long chase through Wauconda that ended in a Mundelein neighborhood when the non-compliant suspect was bitten by a police canine. The Wauconda Police Department received calls of a traffic complaint around 1:35 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Van Buren Street in Wauconda. Wauconda Police Department […]

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McHenry County man says restaurant he manages in Prairie Grove was cited for flying American flag

A McHenry County man said police issued him citations for flying a United States flag at his restaurant in Prairie Grove. The village claims the accusation is false and a “misrepresentation of the facts.” Terry Trobiani is the manager of Gianelli’s Drive-Thru, located at 3111 Route 176 in Prairie Grove, which is northeast of Crystal […]

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Four road construction projects scheduled for McHenry County under Gov. Pritzker’s ‘Rebuild Illinois’ program

Four new road construction projects are set to begin or have already begun in McHenry County after $21 million was invested in the region from Gov J.B. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois program. “With the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, we are restoring and transforming Illinois’s aging infrastructure,” Pritzker said. “Rebuild Illinois is not only about investing in […]

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Gov. Pritzker’s ‘Rebuild Illinois’ program bringing $24 million in improvement projects to Lake County

Six new road construction projects are set to begin or have already begun in Lake County after $24 million was invested in the region in part from Gov J.B. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois program. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the projects on Monday that are taking place in the western Lake County area. “With the […]

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Police, firefighters locate person who went missing near large brush fire in Crystal Lake

The sheriff’s office said that authorities located a missing person nearby a large brush fire Thursday near Crystal Lake, but the two incidents are believed to be unrelated. A McHenry County sheriff’s deputy on patrol was flagged down by a concerned citizen around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, according to McHenry County Sheriff Spokeswoman Sgt. Aimee Knop. […]