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Showers, humidity persist Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms likely Sunday, mainly to the north of I-80. The areas that see storms could see brief heavy downpours. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued through Monday morning for McHenry County. Areas around the metro and to the south could see a stray shower or thunderstorm but...
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Illinois father dies after wrong-way crash killed his entire family

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — An eighth person has died from a fiery crash involving a wrong-way car on an interstate in northern Illinois, state police announced Wednesday. Thomas Dobosz, 32, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has died, police said. He was driving a Chevrolet full-size van carrying his 31-year-old wife,...
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Man allegedly spat on nurse, struck security guard at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry

A Crystal Lake man was arrested after he allegedly spat onto a nurse and then struck a security guard at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry. Cody M. Behrens, 28, of the 2700 block of Walkup Road in Crystal Lake, was charged with aggravated battery to a nurse, a Class 2 felony, and battery making physical […] The post Man allegedly spat on nurse, struck security guard at Northwestern Hospital in McHenry appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
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Child flown to hospital in critical condition after near-drowning in pool in Richmond

Authorities say a young child is in critical condition after bystanders rescued the drowning child from a pool and performed CPR on them in Richmond. The Richmond Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:40 p.m. Saturday to the 10000 block of Keystone Road in unincorporated Richmond for a report of […] The post Child flown to hospital in critical condition after near-drowning in pool in Richmond appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
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17-year-old killed in McHenry County crash

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. (WIFR) - More details are being released about a death Tuesday night in McHenry County. First responders arrived just before 11 p.m. Tuesday to a serious crash in the 6900 block of Rakow Road. Lake in the Hills police found a 17-year-old male at the...
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Father dies from injuries in fiery I-90 crash that also killed his wife, kids

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A father has died from his injuries in a fiery crash on Interstate 90 in McHenry County that also killed his wife and four children. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed Wednesday that Tom Dobosz, 32, has been pronounced dead. The tragic, fiery crash happened at approximately 2:11 a.m. Sunday on the westbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway near mile marker 33.5 and the rural community of Riley. Tom Dobosz's wife, Lauren Dobosz, 31, was killed instantly alongside her children – 13-year-old Emma, 8-year-old Lucas, 7-year-old Nicky, and 5-year-old Ella. Another 13-year-old girl who was in the...
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Young child seriously injured, flown to hospital after being burned at campground in McHenry County

A child, possibly two or three years old, fell into a campfire in McHenry County and suffered serious burns that required him to be flown to the hospital Friday evening. The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 9:30 p.m. Friday to KOA Campground, 8404 South Union Road in unincorporated Union, southeast of Marengo.
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McHenry woman arrested in Woodstock for driving under influence for 7th time

A McHenry woman was arrested earlier this week after police in Woodstock allege she was driving under the influence for her seventh time, court documents show. Laura G. Rodriguez, 46, of the 600 block of Waters Edge Drive in McHenry, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, two counts of driving on a revoked or suspended license, driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of improper traffic lane usage.
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Eighth person dies from wrong-way crash on Illinois highway

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — An eighth person has died from a fiery crash involving a wrong-way car on an interstate in northern Illinois, state police announced Wednesday. Thomas Dobosz, 32, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has died, police said. He was driving a Chevrolet full-size van carrying his 31-year-old wife,...
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Dozens of fire departments respond to extra-alarm fire at large home in Lakemoor

One firefighter was treated during an extra-alarm fire that engulfed part of a large 10,000-square-foot home in Lakemoor, prompting the response of dozens of fire departments. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 1:25 p.m. Friday to the 2200 block of Cuhlman Road in Lakemoor for a report of a structure fire. McHenry Township […] The post Dozens of fire departments respond to extra-alarm fire at large home in Lakemoor appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
LAKEMOOR, IL

Cheer team to hold first practice without family killed in head-on crash in McHenry County

CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS) -- The Oriole Park Falcon cheer team is practicing for the first time without their coach and fellow teammates.Lauren Dobosz and her four children; Emma, Lucas, Nick, and Ella were all killed early Sunday morning after they were hit head-on, by a wrong-way driver in McHenry County. Her husband, Tom, is still critically injured. The cheer team says the family was an essential and dedicated part of their program for many years. A GoFundMe is raising money for funerals and medical costs. So far, it has raised more than $26,000.

8th person in Interstate 90 crash dies

MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — An eighth person has died following Sunday’s wrong-way crash on Interstate 90 that killed five kids and two women. Thomas Dobosz, 32, was pronounced dead at an area hospital after being airlifted for serious injuries. All seven passengers of the Blue 2005 Chevrolet Full Size Van have now passed away. […]
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How did a driver end up going the wrong way on I-90, causing crash that killed six?

RILEY, Ill. (CBS) -- A woman and five children were killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 90 in rural McHenry County over the weekend, and authorities said a wrong-way driver was to blame. So how did the 22-year-old woman – who was also killed – end up driving the wrong way on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway? The Illinois Secretary of State's office said the women, Jennifer Fernandez of Carpentersville, had a valid driver's license and no offenses on her record. We asked Illinois State Police how Fernandez ended up driving east in the westbound lanes and how...
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