Handcuffed Trespasser, First Identified as Burglar, Captured by CL Police

From the Crystal Lake Police Department: Last night James R Henson escaped from McHenry County Sheriff’s custody while in transport near the area of Terra Cotta Ave at Hillside in Crystal Lake. The subject was taken into custody this morning … Continue reading

Handcuffed Burglary Suspect Escapes Sheriff’s Deputies Near Walkup & Hillside North of Crystal Lake

I just signed up for the 911 emergency notification system two days ago and got my first phone call today. The phone rang at 9:44 PM with a message from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to tell me that at … Continue reading

Metra Ridgefield Station Chugs Along, But Planning and Zoning Commissioners Want Traffic Improvements, Too

The Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission gave preliminary approval to Metra’s proposed Ridgefield Train Station, but conditioned it on making multi-million dollar road improvements recommended by city engineering firm Patrick Engineering. The improvements, most overdue, according to Patrick engineers … Continue reading