25-Year Old Man Killed in Bicycle-Car Accident in Woodstock at Routes 14 & 47

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: Fatal Crash Investigation Bicyclist vs. Motor Vehicle On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at approximately 7:33 pm, the Woodstock Police Department responded to the intersection of S. Eastwood Dr. (IL Rte. 47) and … Continue reading

Elgin Man Arrested in Woodstock for Post-Harvard Wedding Broken Beer Bottle Assault

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: Aggravated Battery Arrest On Friday evening, July 7th, 2017 at 11:50 pm, patrol officers from the Woodstock Police Department responded to the Best Western Woodstock Inn, located at 990 Lake Ave. Woodstock, … Continue reading

Arrests in Harvard Carjacking

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Three Harvard Residents Arrested for Vehicular Hijacking A weekend incident in unincorporated Harvard has led to the arrest of three persons on charges of vehicular hijacking, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office … Continue reading

Federal Suit Against Woodstock Police Officers & City Government

Two Woodstock Police officers, plus the City of Woodstock, have been sued in Federal Court by Phillip Williams of Woodstock. The are Eric Schmidtke and Sharon Freund. The law firm is Meyer & Kiss. LLC. The suit stems from an … Continue reading

Press Release on D200 Principal’s Arrest

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: THEFT/FORGERY ARREST On July 31, 2015, Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 officials notified the Woodstock Police Department Criminal Investigations Division of possible mismanagement and theft of funds from various non-district bank … Continue reading

McHenry “Daddy” Gets 24 Years for Sex Assault of Girl

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: JOSE RUIZ SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, … Continue reading

County Supt. of Schools Urges Woodstock Police Monitoring to Protect Children

This comment from Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn appeared under the story about the stabbing in Woodstock: This incident occurred near three Woodstock schools. My guess is the stabbing was drug related. Children walk by this area every day, … Continue reading

Woodstock Man Arrested for Preying on Women Lured by Craigslist Ad

When a criminal story from Woodstock makes the Chicago Tribune, I figure readers would be interested. Below are two press releases on arrests of Charles Oliver, one from late January and the other from What caught the Tribune’s attention was … Continue reading