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Queen of Hearts jackpot at the McHenry VFW rolls over, growing to $4,264,504


Ramblin Ray is in for Big John and Lauren Cohn is in for Rambin Ray, they have Post Commander Dwane Lungren joins the show in talking about the Queen of Hearts jackpot that has now risen to over $4 million.

The nearly $4.3 million jackpot for the Queen of Hearts game at McHenry VFW Post 4600 is still up for grabs. A drawing is held every Tuesday at 8 p.m

McHenry and Boone Counties warn about ‘gypsy’ scams


(WOODSTOCK) The McHenry County and Boone County sheriff’s offices are warning residents to watch out for “gypsy” scams after two victims’ houses were ransacked in similar incidents last week.

The first incident took place at 2:50 p.m.  Oct. 14 in Woodstock when two suspects entered an elderly couple’s home by posing as home improvement workers, according to a statement from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Once inside, one of the victims was led outside while the suspect’s partner stole the couple’s personal belongings.

About 45 minutes later, a similar scam occurred in Garden Prairie.

In both incidents, the suspects were described as men between the ages of 20 to 40 years old and of Greek or Hispanic ethnicity. They drove a pick-up truck with a white cab or a white cargo van with blue lettering and out-of-state license plates.

The sheriff’s office warns that these scams usually target elderly victims by gaining their confidence to get access to their homes.

If you believe you have been a victim of such a scam or have any information about these incidents, please contact the investigations division at (815) 338-2144.

Woman hurt in accidental shooting at Crystal Lake gun range

(CRYSTAL LAKE) A woman accidentally shot herself during an incident Monday at a gun range in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

The 55-year-old was shooting at the pistol range at On-Target at 560 Beechcraft Lane when she was injured just before 12:45 p.m., according to a statement from Crystal Lake police.

The woman fired a shot and a hot, expended shell casing landed inside her shirt, police said. When she tried to remove it, the pistol accidentally discharged and a bullet struck her in the thigh, officials said.

The McHenry resident was taken by ambulance to Centegra Hospital in McHenry for further evaluation, police said. Her condition was not known, and no one else was injured.

Police said they are not investigating the matter further, and no charges will be filed.