Cyclist Killed in Crash at 14 and 47

Cyclist Killed in Crash at 14 and 47

Woodstock man may have been wearing earbuds when he was hit, police say A 25-year-old Woodstock man was killed when he was hit by an SUV while riding a bicycle on Route 47 Aug. 15. Robert Amos James was riding north on Route 47 when he crossed into an intersection and...
Romero-Palos Was Jailed on Drug Charges

Romero-Palos Was Jailed on Drug Charges

The man who allegedly killed Cesar Rangel was already in jail on drug charges when he was charged with murder. Victor Romero-Palos, Woodstock, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the slaying of Rangel, 41, also of Woodstock. Romero-Palos, 36, was a person of...
Woodstock man charged with murder

Woodstock man charged with murder

Police charged a Woodstock man with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in June.  Victor Romero-Palos, 36, of Woodstock, was charged with the murder of Cesar Rangel, 41, of Woodstock, according to a press release...
Woodstock Boy, 11, Charged With Sexual Assault

Woodstock Boy, 11, Charged With Sexual Assault

An 11-year-old boy from Woodstock was arrested June 7 on multiple sexual assault charges. The boy faces two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 9 and two counts of criminal sexual abuse of a person under 17, according to the...
Child Critically Injured in Bike Accident on 47

Child Critically Injured in Bike Accident on 47

A Marengo boy was critically injured when his bicycle collided with a pickup truck in Woodstock May 28. At 9:13 p.m., crews from the Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to the scene of a crash near the intersection of Irving Avenue...
Woman Killed by Metra Train in Woodstock

Woman Killed by Metra Train in Woodstock

A Metra train struck and killed a 35-year-old woman in Woodstock April 27. Personnel from the Woodstock Police Department were dispatched at 2:05 a.m. According to WPD, the responding officers found the victim deceased on the tracks near 508 Lake Ave. Woodstock...
Woodstock Cops Charge Man Following Pursuit on Rt. 47

Woodstock Cops Charge Man Following Pursuit on Rt. 47

A London man who reportedly told authorities he thought he was being filmed for a movie allegedly led police on a multi-jurisdictional car pursuit in a stolen dump truck April 7. Rahman Sidhekur, 28, of London, England, was charged by Woodstock Police with aggravated...
Woodstock’s Newest Police Officer is Lifelong Resident

Woodstock’s Newest Police Officer is Lifelong Resident

Drew Walkington, a lifelong resident of Woodstock, fulfilled a childhood dream Jan. 2 when he was sworn in as the newest officer of the Woodstock Police Department. Walkington, 24, graduated in 2011 from Woodstock High School, where he wrestled and played football. He...

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