Motorcyclists Dead after Van Doesn’t Yield to Motorcyclist at River and Miller Roads in McHenry

[Correction made in headline thanks to reader comment.] A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Fatal Motorcycle Crash A 49-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, both of Carpentersville, died Sunday following a mini-van versus … Continue reading

Motorcycle Accident Injures Helmetless Man & Woman on Garden Valley Road, Both Flown to Level 1 Trauma Centers

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Motorcycle Crash in Woodstock results in Serious Injury A 56 year old Elgin man and a 47 year old Elgin female were injured Sunday following a motorcycle crash on Garden Valley … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on Route 31 North of Route 62

A press release from McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski: Dr. Anne Majewski, McHenry County Coroner, announced today that her office is investigating the death of a 35 year old male killed yesterday evening in a motorcycle crash on IL Route 31, North … Continue reading

Motorcyclist Dies near Prairie Grove

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Motorcycle Traffic Crash – October 3rd A 47-year-old Island Lake man was hospitalized in stable condition Saturday night after being transported by ambulance from the scene of a one-vehicle crash … Continue reading

Helmetless Motorcylist Killed Sunday on Rt. 14 East of Sands Road

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash On 08/02/2015, at approximately 11:10 AM, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 3 vehicle crash on Northwest Highway (US RT 14) east of Sands Road, … Continue reading

CL Motorcyslist Dies After Being Struck by Car on Doty Road

A press release from McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski about the death of Crystal Lake motorist Barry T. Rataiczyk, age 44: Doty Road is the shortcut from the western side of Crystal Lake to Woodstock. Doty Road runs from … Continue reading

Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Legalize Gambling on Poker Runs under HB 2520

This article started with a press release from the Illinois Church Action Council on Alcohol and Addiction. There are so many bills expanding gambling (despite the loss of the one to give Chicago, Danville, Rockford and the Waukegan-area casinos) that … Continue reading

Accident on Route 47/Route 176 Kills Father on Motorcycle with 16-Year Old Daughter

From Lakewood’s Police Chief Lawrence Howell: “Last night at approximately 8:53pm a fatal accident occurred at the north intersection of Rt. 47 and Rt. 176. “The Lakewood Police Department assisted by McHenry County Sheriff  Department, Lakewood Fire Department, and the … Continue reading

Helmetless Marengo Motorcyclist Killed in Another Major Accident at Mt. Thabor Road and Route 176

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: “On April 12th, at approximately 3:00 pm, emergency crews from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue and Crystal Lake Police Departments responded to the intersection of Illinois Route 176 and Mt. Thabor … Continue reading