Lake in the Hills rapper denies he threatened Crystal Lake police officer


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By CHELSEA McDOUGALL – cmcdougall@shawmedia.com Source: Northwest Herald WOODSTOCK – The attorney representing Gerard Golston says his client was merely expressing himself in a rap video posted to Facebook that authorities say threatened a police officer. Crystal Lake-based criminal defense attorney George Kililis filed an appearance to represent 25-year-old Golston, of Lake in the Hills, … Continued

Guest View: Casciaro family questions unfair to innocent man


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Source: Northwest Herald Pete DePierro, who worked in the butcher’s department, was the last person to see Brian Carrick alive at the store. He was clear he saw Carrick argue with Shane Lamb and Mario Casciaro. Fact. In grand jury testimony in 2007, Casciaro testified he did not see any cut on Robert Render’s hand … Continued

Deceased former suspect’s role in Brian Carrick murder still debated


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By CHELSEA McDOUGALL – cmcdougall@shawmedia.com Source: Northwest Herald His family and the attorney looking to overturn Mario Casciaro’s murder conviction have been pointing the finger at another man, as they raise questions about Robert Render’s involvement in the 2002 disappearance of Brian Carrick. The Casciaro family and their attorney Kathleen Zellner are asking how Render … Continued

Rowland: Young talent needed for Best Under 40


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Source: Northwest Herald The McHenry County Business Journal and the Northwest Herald are seeking nominations to recognize McHenry County professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to their profession, company and community. Many of the people who have earned this distinction have accomplished all three. Take a look around – or … Continued

Horse owner may seek venue change over misstatement


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By Charles Keeshan | Daily Herald Staff Published: 8/28/2010 The attorney for a Chicago woman accused of neglecting a horse she kept in Crystal Lake said he may ask a judge to move the case from McHenry County because of erroneous pretrial publicity linking his client to another animal abuse case. County authorities confirmed Friday … Continued

Law Firm Gets Attempted Murder Charges Dismissed


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By Josh Stockinger | Daily Herald Staff A reputed drug cartel member was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for his role in the execution-style shooting of a California man left for dead in rural Kane County. Manuel Ramirez, 27, of Aurora, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm in the May 29, … Continued

Lakemoor woman continues potty planter fight


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By JILLIAN DUCHNOWSKI February 3, 2010 WOODSTOCK – A Lakemoor woman ticketed for using two toilets and a sink as flower planters is maintaining her challenge to the village ordinance after a judge upheld its constitutionality Wednesday. An attorney for Tina Asmus, who was fined $25 in June, said he plans to review how Lakemoor … Continued

Judge upholds charge against Lakemoor woman’s potty planters


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By Charles Keeshan | Daily Herald Staff A McHenry County judge Wednesday refused to throw out a nuisance charge against a Lakemoor woman using two old toilets and a bathroom sink as front yard planters, rejecting arguments the village was applying its rules too broadly. The decision by Judge Michael Caldwell moves Tina Asmus closer … Continued

Judge: No evidence bond is drug money


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By Charles Keeshan | Daily Herald Staff January 22, 2010 A McHenry County judge refused to throw a Palatine man back in jail Thursday while he awaits trial on charges he ran a multimillion dollar pot growing ring, saying there is no evidence the $10,028 cash he put up as bond was earned illegally. The … Continued