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

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

Speeding, Helmetless 23-Year Old Alden Motorcyclist Goes Airborne, Dies at Rt. 31-14 Intesection

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: On October 9th, 2011 at 7:19PM police responded to the intersection of US Rt.14 and US Rt.31, the scene of a reported traffic crash involving a motorcyclist. Upon arrival, emergency responders … Continue reading

Sunday Motorcycle Run in Woodstock

A press release from the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists: 9th Annual Bikers Take AAIM Against Drunk Driving The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) will participate in Bikers Take AAIM Against Drunk Driving at Woodstock Harley-Davidson on Sunday, August 21, 2011. … Continue reading

The Lake in the Hills Sunset Festival Parade

What great timing I had. As I was arriving the parade was about ready to kick off and a helpful policeman, after figuring out that I really didn’t want to head down the street toward the front of the parade, … Continue reading

Crystal Lake High Speed Motorcyclists Arrested

The following press release was received from the Crystal Lake Police Department: On Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at approximately 11:22 PM, Crystal Lake Police observed two motorcycles travelling west on Rakow Road at a high rate of speed. As a … Continue reading