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Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy awarded Governor’s Medal of Honor for heroism during Round Lake meat cleaver attack

A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was awarded the Governor’s Medal of Honor for bravery displayed in protecting officers and a civilian against a man wielding a meat cleaver last year near Round Lake. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Martini received the award from Gov. J.B. Pritzker in Springfield Monday as part of a ceremony honoring […]

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Update: National Weather Service continues to warn of severe storms, destructive winds Tuesday night

The National Weather Service is warning of potentially dangerous line of severe thunderstorms is expected to move through Lake and McHenry counties that is capable of producing tornadoes and destructive winds. (Update: A tornado watch has been issued for McHenry County until midnight.) The dangerous storms are expected to reach the Lake and McHenry areas […]

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NWS warns of severe thunderstorm threat Monday, with tornadoes possible Tuesday in Chicagoland area

The National Weather Service is warning about severe thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday in the Chicagoland area, with tornadoes possible during Tuesday’s storms. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook Monday morning. The outlook includes Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Kankakee, Livingston, Iroquois and […]

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Multiple intersections in Crystal Lake, McHenry area to see new flashing yellow turn signals

County transportation officials announced they will soon be activating flashing yellow turn signals at multiple intersections in the Crystal Lake and McHenry area. The McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) said Friday they are activating flashing yellow arrow traffic signals at six intersections along both Walkup Road and Crystal Lake Road in Nunda Township. The […]

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Officers recognized for saving life of armed man in mental health crisis in Huntley

Two police officers were honored for their efforts in de-escalating a situation involving a man armed with a large knife who was in a mental health crisis in Huntley. Huntley Police Chief Robert Porter recently recognized Officers Harper and Larkin for their “exemplary performance” during a call for service. The incident involved a man threatening […]

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Police chief rescues baby groundhogs in Bull Valley, transports them to local wildlife rehab group

The police chief in Bull Valley rescued two baby groundhogs and transported them to a wildlife rescue rehabilitation group for treatment. Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation said Friday they admitted two baby groundhogs, which are the smallest groundhogs to ever have been admitted to their facility. The organization is a licensed non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center based […]

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NWS issues tornado watch amid severe weather threat in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Chicagoland area for Tuesday afternoon into the evening due to storms that bring the potential for tornadoes. The National Weather Service (NWS) first issued a hazardous weather outlook early Tuesday afternoon for Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, LaSalle, […]

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Sheriff searching for 18-year-old woman considered missing, endangered from Gurnee area

The sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old woman who is considered missing and endangered from the Gurnee area. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Monday evening they are searching for Maja Pietrusiewicz, 18. Pietrusiewicz is considered a missing and endangered person. Pietrusiewicz was reported missing on Sunday and was last […]