Man Rescued From Tree After Injuring Himself With Chainsaw

Man Rescued From Tree After Injuring Himself With Chainsaw

Public Works bucket truck used to reach man A man who suffered an injury while 40 feet in the air was rescued with the help of the city’s Public Works Department. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District crews were dispatched to 13215 Hickory Lane in Woodstock around 1:25 p.m....
WL Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Route 120

WL Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Route 120

A 20-year-old Wonder Lake man is in critical condition after he crashed his motorcycle while attempting to pass multiple cars in unincorporated Woodstock, authorities said. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Woodstock Police Department...
WFRD Crew Wants to Say Thanks

WFRD Crew Wants to Say Thanks

Groceries were paid for when they were called to an emergency   A group from the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District is searching for a one-of-a-kind dinner guest in order to say thanks for a recent act of kindness. As they do at the start of most shifts, on the morning of...
Late-Night Blaze Causes $100K in Damage on Lake Avenue

Late-Night Blaze Causes $100K in Damage on Lake Avenue

A fire in a commercial building on Lake Avenue cause $100,000 in damage, authorities said. Firefighters from the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District were dispatched to a structure fire at 1036 Lake Ave. around 12:27 a.m. on Aug. 23 according to a press release issued by...
Smoke, Haze in Woodstock is From Canada’s Wildfires

Smoke, Haze in Woodstock is From Canada’s Wildfires

A smoky haze blanketing much of McHenry County today is the result of wildfires raging in Canada, authorities said. Woodstock City Manager Roscoe Stelford said city employees have been in contact with the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District about the haze, which is...
Fire Destroys Abandoned House on Doty Road

Fire Destroys Abandoned House on Doty Road

Residence was fully engulfed by the time fire crews arrived An overnight fire in rural Woodstock claimed an abandoned residence Aug. 18. A passerby noticed the blaze and called fire crews to 4001 Doty Road at around 11:15 p.m., according to Woodstock Fire/Rescue...

Hebron Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Lamb Road

A 26-year-old Hebron man was killed July 2 when his motorcycle crashed in unincorporated Woodstock. Anthony R. Para was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:54 p.m., according to a press release from the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.  Crews from Woodstock Fire/Rescue...
Cops Examining Video Evidence Related to Fatal Shooting

Cops Examining Video Evidence Related to Fatal Shooting

Police are examining video footage as part of an investigation into a fatal shooting that took place near the Woodstock Square last week. Cesar Rangel, 41, of Woodstock, was found shot around 1:15 a.m. June 16 in a public parking lot at the corner of East Calhoun and...
Person Shot Dead in Woodstock Parking Lot

Person Shot Dead in Woodstock Parking Lot

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in Woodstock early this morning. A male was found shot in a public parking lot at the corner of East Calhoun and South Jefferson streets at around 1:15 a.m., Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said. The victim...

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