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Former Arlington Heights man who sidestepped prison in a sexual assault case, re-sentenced to 22 weekends in McHenry County jail

A former Arlington Heights man who avoided prison last year after admitting to sexually abusing a woman – only to violate his probation weeks later by picking up a domestic battery charge in Lake County – just spent the first of 22 weekends in McHenry County jail. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather revoked the two-year... Read more »

Rockford convicted felon sentenced for drug-induced homicide; tells victim's family he wants to "move on"

A 38-year-old Rockford man, who became a convicted felon at just 16, was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison Wednesday for supplying the fatal dose of drugs that killed a McHenry County man in 2017. Jaynell Ross, also was sentenced to six years consecutively for class X felony delivery of a controlled substance, charges he... Read more »

Paying it forward: 5k set for Nov. 3 to help pay for epilepsy meds for those who cannot

When your life suddenly is hit with a serious medical lightning bolt you look everywhere for answers. You look for a way to fix it. You cry, yell, scream, hate, even mourn the life you had before. You anxiously look for a way to get your previous life back – the life with the petty... Read more »
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After 11 years HPV vaccinations still on the decline, say medical professionals

In the last 11 years vaccinations for the human papilloma virus have been available yet not everyone is convinced they want the vaccine intended to prevent six different types cancers in males and females, said health experts at a recent McHenry County HPV Vaccination Coalition. Adam Nation, health systems manager for state health systems at... Read more »

Star witness in infamous 2002 disappearance and presumed murder of Johnsburg teen sues McHenry County authorities: cites coercion and intimidation to testify

The star witness in the infamous 2002 disappearance and presumed murder of a 17-year-old Johnsburg teen has filed a civil lawsuit against the Johnsburg police and McHenry County investigators and prosecutors involved in the case. Shane Lamb, 32, told a story, once on video, then two times on the witness stand in a McHenry County... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Win the World Series: Grandpa Rudy Was Wrong

This is a blog written by my husband, Tony Marrazzo, reflecting on a more personal significance behind the Cubs winning the World Series. I’d say his heartfelt and kind story is perhaps a more profound take on not only how passion for a team can bring families together – but what life, love and family... Read more »
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The Big Apple with my Big Girl

I’m so excited to get on my way with my oldest girl to New York! I am taking her for Spring Break as an early high school graduation gift. Not only am I excited to spend this time with her, but I’m excited to watch as she experiences the city that she says she wants... Read more »

Sparkle and darkness - keeping each in its place

I’ve been so busy living my life lately that I have not had much time -or energy- to write about living. Bittersweet has become a place where I evaluate, explore and share experiences I’ve gone through or have witnessed. I write about events and such when I think others may relate or care a bit.... Read more »

He made the climb

This week was an amazing time for my husband Tony and I was lucky enough to share it with him. He was recognized by his company for his enduring hard work, dedication, achievement and loyalty. He was honored for his perseverance … his climb. We have been married for almost 20 years and Tony has... Read more »
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Woof! A book that celebrates personality, old age and our favorite, furry four-leggers

Did you ever see a dog and think, that dog reminds me of someone? Maybe an old man who lives down the street or your crazy old Uncle Bob? Well, I recently came across a little 6 by 6 square-shaped coffee table book that quite eloquently addresses just that type of occurrence: Dogs with Old... Read more »