Sunday, May 19, 2013
The shooting occurred in the 600 block of College Avenue in Rockford early Saturday.
A 22-year-old Rockford woman — who grew up in the Algonquin and Lake in the Hills area — was gunned down early Saturday after trying to break up a fight between four girls when a man "got involved and shot her," family members told the Rockford Register Star. Katelynn Gourley was out in Rockford for a "girls weekend out" when the shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the article. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting in the 600 block of College Avenue in Rockford, according to the article.
Some people are destined to draw more attention than others, apparently.
A look at weird crime news in the northern Chicago suburbs.
Hard to Believe This Elaborate Heist Failed A woman from Round Lake Beach was charged with retail theft and reckless driving after she left a JC Penney without paying for $169 in clothing, struck a vehicle with her car and nearly hit several pedestrians while attempting to flee. Candy-Powered Cars Are the Future! A Chicago man was charged with disorderly conduct after he placed a candy bar in his ex-girlfriend's gas tank. Caught Red Handed With Matching Eye Shadow A Prospect Heights woman was charged with retail theft at Golf Mill Mall after a security agent observed her taking cosmetics and makeup from a store display, putting them into her purse and exiting the store without paying. Security recovered 28 items worth $425 on the scene. …
A fake severed head, a pink elephant and more are all part of the bit in this week's YouTube viral video.
At the end of a long week, sometimes you just want to kick back and have a laugh. These pranks have been seen by more than 7.2 million viewers. Just For Laughs Gags posted the video on YouTube. Enjoy!
See historical artifacts and learn more about the local families who donated them during this event scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
May has been designated as "Look at Local History Month," and what better way to learn about McHenry County history than visiting the Powers-Walker House in Glacial Park? The McHenry County Conservation District has planned a Living History event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Powers-Walker home. The Greek revival house, circa 1854, is located at Glacial Park, a 3,382-acre conservation area located at Route 31 & Harts Road, Ringwood MCCD will feature a “Restoration Showcase” of the house, its donated artifacts and information about the local families who donated the items. Volunteers in historical attire will be on hand to answer visitor's questions. Guests are invited to drop in any time. A special presentation is planned …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
McHenry County Sheriff's Department joins several local police departments in Memorial Day Holiday seat belt enforcement.
The McHenry County Sherriff's Office is joining over 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state in the 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign for the Memorial Day holiday. The seat belt enforcement effort, coordinated by the Illinois Department of Transportation, aims to save lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws before and during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. “As we kick off the busy summer driving season it’s important for everyone to buckle up every trip, every time, day or night – no excuses,” said McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. “Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing a seat belt.” Provisional numbers show that during the 2012 Memorial Day weekend there were six fatalities and almost 600 …
McHenry County March for Babies starts at 9 a.m. Sunday at McHenry County College.
About 1,000 people are expected to gather at McHenry County College on Sunday for the McHenry County March for Dimes to Help Save Babies walk. Registration for the walk is at 8 a.m. at MCC, 8900 Route 14, in Crystal Lake. The 3.1-mile walk kicks off at 9 a.m. The Koenen Family of Crystal Lake will serve as McHenry County's March for Babies Ambassador Family in remembrance of their daughter Melinda, said Rowena Roxas, media spokesperson for March of Dimes. Melinda Koenen was born at 27 weeks gestation in August 2009 and fought every day of her life. She survived nearly seven months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but was ultimately too sick and frail. She lives on through her family and the foundation they started in her memory, Roxas …
Patch readers had a lot to say last month when asked what they thought of a new store policy in which baggers were obliged to follow customers and their carts out to their vehicles whether they wanted help or not.
If you've avoided shopping at Jewel-Osco for fear of being awkwardly trailed to your car by an employee, you're not alone, but there is good news. The once mandatory policy created by Jewel's new owners, Cerberus Capital Management LP, has been repealed. A statement on the store's website says the cart-to-car service will still be offered to customers, but it will no longer be forced upon them. Parts of our customer service philosophy are things that every grocery store should do, like ensuring the stores are clean, the shelves are well stocked, and asking if you need help finding an item. Now, we’ve expanded our service to include taking your groceries out to your car. And, if you don’t want or need help, that’s fine too. Many customers …