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FBI involved in search for missing Crystal Lake boy

FBI agents specializing in missing children are working with the Crystal Lake Police Department in the search for a missing 5-year-old boy. Andrew "AJ" Freund was last seen about 9 p.m. Wednesday on the 0-100 block of Dole Avenue. The boy is roughly 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 70 pounds. He has


Search For Missing Crystal Lake Boy Continues

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the search for a missing Crystal Lake boy. ABC 7 is reporting the area around the Crystal Lake home where 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund was first reported missing Thursday morning is now considered a crime scene. The Crystal L


Authorities: Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set

GOODFIELD, Ill. – Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set. Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said Thursday that the deaths will be ruled homicides and a juvenile is being questioned.


Illinois State Police officer charged with DUI in Crystal Lake is on 'restricted duty'

An Illinois State Police officer accused of driving under the influence through Crystal Lake in an unmarked police vehicle has been placed on restricted duty, officials confirmed Tuesday.


2 top aides leaving Kim Foxx’s office

CHICAGO — WGN Investigates has learned embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is losing two top deputies. A spokesperson confirms chief ethics officer April Perry and the head of the conviction integrity unit Mark Rotert are both leaving the office.


Mueller Report Release: Redacted version made public

WASHINGTON -- The redacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller has been released to the public. President Donald Trump said he's "having a good day" following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.


Severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday in far NW suburbs

Severe thunderstorms could bring high winds and hail to portions of northern Illinois Wednesday evening. Forecasters are monitoring the potential for severe storms to develop over the Rockford area and the far northwest suburbs, according to the National Weather Service meteorologist Ricky Castro.


It happened here: In 1928, Charlie Birger was the last man publicly hanged in Illinois

On the day Birger was hanged, the Carbondale Free Press proclaimed: "Nerve Unshaken, Dies As He Lived; Smiles and Does Not 'Squeal.'" Birger was responsible for a lot of violence, but the crime that ultimately led to his death sentence was his involvement in the murder of then-West City Mayor Joe Ad



Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School District 47 recently issued the following announcement. Online enrollment for the 2019-20 school year will kick off on April 24th and run through May 10, 2019. At this time, parents/guardians will be asked to log onto ParentVue to confirm their child’s enro


Donkey found wandering on I-90 in suburban Chicago

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - A donkey was found wandering Wednesday in the middle of I-90 near Arlington Heights Road, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said. The donkey, named Dusty, escaped a trailer just before noon.


Crystal Lake-Cary Weekend Weather Forecast

CRYSTAL LAKE-CARY, IL — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Overcast throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until evening.


Attorneys to give closing arguments in McHenry murder, home invasion trial

Attorneys will give closing arguments Monday in the trial of a man who police said pushed his way into a McHenry house where a 52-year-old resident was shot and killed during a 2017 home invasion.


McHenry County Digital Agency Owner Wins Top Women in Digital Marketing Award

Chicago, IL – April 18, 2019 – Vanessa Baker of Fast Forward Marketing was named winner of the 4th Top Women in Digital Marketing Award by Digital Megaphone. The prestigious ceremony will be held at ActiveCampaign’s Chicago headquarters, awarding the top 40 women in the field on May 1st.


Richmond man charged in road rage situation

Police on Thursday filed charges against a man who was captured on video pointing again at another driver during an apparent road rage situation in Richmond on Tuesday. The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office said Thursday morning that it was speaking with Richmond police regarding details of t


Elgin Woman Arrested After Allegedly Disseminating Private Explicit Images of Victim Without Consent in Waterman

An Elgin woman was arrested for Non-Consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images, a Class 4 felony, following an incident in Waterman on Thursday. According to the Waterman Police Department, officers along with officers from the Elgin Police Department arrested 26-year-old Adrianna Ayala of To


Police: Woman spiked Illinois state trooper’s drink

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Ill. (WEEK) — A Beardstown woman reportedly spiked an Illinois State Trooper’s sports drink with an unknown substance during a meth bust in Schuyler County on Tuesday.


Legendary Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock dies in car crash

CHICAGO — Legendary Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock died in a car accident Wednesday, his daughter confirmed on social media. He was 70 years old. “We lost our father, Chet Coppock, on April 17th due to complications from injuries he sustained in a car accident outside Hilton Head, SC,” Lyndsey Co


Coroner IDs woman found dead Tuesday in Woodstock apartment

The McHenry County Coroner’s office has identified the woman found dead Tuesday in her Woodstock apartment. Valerie Underwood, 35, of Woodstock was found Tuesday afternoon in an apartment at the Silver Creek Apartment complex. Police and paramedics were called about 1:30 p.m. to the 1500 block of No


Illinois officer takes driver to his job interview after pulling him over

CAHOKIA, Ill. (KMOX) - A Cahokia Illinois Police officer made a life-changing experience happen on Wednesday after he decided not to write a ticket for someone driving without a license on expired plates.


Illinois day care workers charged with 'force-feeding' infants

Police on Wednesday charged three women seen in a video force-feeding infants at a day care center. Investigators said surveillance footage from Little People Learning Center in Downers Grove, Illinois, showed the employees giving infants solid food, holding their mouths shut and tilting their heads