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

Woodstock North PE Teacher and Wrestling Coach Arrested by Woodstock Police for Affair with Female Student

According to the Chicago Tribune, Woodstock North High School teacher James B. Guttridge has been arrested at his home in Rockford for one count of Sexual Assault and three counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. The arrest was made by … Continue reading

Videos Used to Convict Cary Man Found of Criminal Sexual Assault of Minor Female Relative & Child Porn Possession

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: JURY FINDS CARY MAN GUILTY OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces today that John “Jack” Reed, 35, of Cary, was found … Continue reading

Point, Counter Point – Sotos, Horwitz Both Request Sanctions – Part 4

Today, we move to the fourth installment on the motion filed by former Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler’s lawyer Blake Horwitz requesting sanctions against McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren for releasing confidential information. This is occurring in Seipler’s Federal wrongful termination … Continue reading

Car Kills IDOT Employee Ryan Nichols in Woodstock

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: FATAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION Woodstock, IL – On Monday August 22, 2011 at 8:34 AM the Woodstock Police Department and the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to the area just West of Route 47 … Continue reading

Widespread Participation in DEA Prescription Drug Drop-Off

An idea I first heard in the fall of 2007 from Democratic Party candidate for County Coroner David Bachmann is taking over big time under the DEA’s leadership. I first noticed the DEA program in New Jersey in September, 2010.. … Continue reading

Woodstock Dog Killer Found Guilty of Aggravated Cruelty in Shooting Family Labrador

Here’s the press release from the State’s Attorney’s Office: KIRK LOCHER FOUND GUILTY FOR SHOOTING FAMILY DOG Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Kirk Locher was found guilty yesterday by a jury for the offenses of Aggravated … Continue reading

Route 47 Closed by Major Two-Car Accident

As I was heading to the McHenry County Courthouse complex for the Republican Party-sponsored Chicago Food Pantry food giveaway, a Woodstock Police car came screaming down Business 14 and turned onto Route 47. It was easy to tell that this … Continue reading

Predator Found Guilty of Threatened Rape of 17 Year-Old Woodstock Girl

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney: CHICAGO MAN FOUND GUILTY OF THREATENING TO RAPE AND KILL SEVENTEEN YEAR-OLD WOODSTOCK GIRL McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis A. Bianchi is pleased to announce that Marcus Sessom was found guilty of … Continue reading