Stories about Island Lake, Illinois
With cash bail no longer allowed, many inmates jailed under the old system are now seeking release while they await trial.
In a rare move, the former child welfare agency workers were charged criminally for allegedly failing to follow procedures that might have prevented the boy's slaying.
Those charged with felonies the week of Sept. 3 by the Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, Harvard, Island Lake, McHenry, Spring Grove and Woodstock police departments, as well as the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.
A Crystal Lake police officer broke into tears Monday as she spoke of her disbelief when a child protective specialist from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services allowed AJ Freund, a bruised 5-year-old boy, to leave the police station with his mother.
AJ Freund's DCFS case worker made a series of missteps before the Crystal Lake boy was found dead, according to court testimony Tuesday.
The criminal trial for two former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services employees assigned to the case of a 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy killed by his parents in 2019 is set to begin Monday.
After a one-year hiatus, Bands in the Sand returns with a vengeance to 3D Sideouts Sports Tavern in Island Lake this Aug. 25-26.
Island Lake's Bands in the Sand event returns this weekend while musicians will be playing on porches in Wonder Lake.
Mark Sommerfield and his wife met Audrey Marie Hessler and her husband while walking at the McHenry Dam in June. Since then, he's published two children's books through Amazon Kindle with her help as illustrator.
The cause of death of a child found unresponsive this spring in an Island Lake day care center remains unknown, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Monday.
Those charged with felonies the week of July 30 by the Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Harvard, Johnsburg, Lakewood, Marengo, McHenry, Richmond and Woodstock police departments, as well as the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.
A house fire in Island Lake caused damage that left the home uninhabitable and left a cat dead Saturday morning in Island Lake, according to a Wauconda Fire District news release.
Woodstock police said a man driving a vehicle allegedly stolen from Island Lake was “dangerously” following behind a motorcycle Thursday before crashing into it after the driver parked the bike.
National Night Out, where police officers and community members can meet, is set for Tuesday, Aug. 1. Often, these events have food and activities for community members. This year marks the 40th observance of the annual National Night Out.
Island Lake residents gathered at the village hall after the Independence Day parade Tuesday to enjoy free food and pony rides.