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NWS says snow could cause slippery travel in Chicagoland area, bringing abrupt end to mild weather

The National Weather Service says the mild weather has come to an abrupt end as a cold front moves into the Chicagoland area, bringing snow Friday evening that could cause slippery travel. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook early Friday morning warning about a wintry mix of rain and snow. The […]

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Health department issues warning about increase in suspected overdose deaths in McHenry County

Authorities are warning the public and offering safety tips after recently identifying an increase in suspected overdose deaths in McHenry County. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) said Tuesday there has been an increase in deaths, suspected from overdoses, in the county. The department did not provide specific numbers or say what date the […]

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McHenry County sheriff’s canine locates child who went missing for several hours in Crystal Lake

Authorities say a McHenry County sheriff’s canine assisted in tracking down a child who went missing for several hours near Crystal Lake. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 6:55 p.m. Monday for a report of a missing person on Erick Street in unincorporated Crystal Lake. The young teenager was missing for approximately two […]

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Gurnee police canines Hawk and Leo receive body armor donations from non-profit organization

Gurnee Police Department canines Hawk and Leo have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a donation from a non-profit organization sponsored by a private donor. The vests were donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Leah Beale.” Leah A. Beale, who is […]

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Nearly yearlong closure of busy stretch of Sheridan Road in Beach Park begins for roadwork

A nearly yearlong closure of a busy stretch of Sheridan Road in Beach Park went into place Monday as crews work to replace a culvert and perform other upgrades. The Illinois Department of Transportation is overseeing the culvert replacement project on Sheridan Road over Bull Creek in Beach Park. The project began on Monday and […]

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Police seek help in locating 86-year-old woman considered missing, endangered from Huntley

UPDATE: The woman has been safely located in Iowa, police announced. Police are searching for an 86-year-old Huntley woman considered endangered after she went missing and was last seen driving near Marengo Sunday. The Illinois State Police activated an Endangered Missing Person Advisory for Selva Ferguson, 86, of Huntley. The Huntley Police Department is seeking […]

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McHenry County sheriff announces applications open for college scholarships through sheriffs’ association

The McHenry County sheriff says applications are now open for scholarship money distributed through the sheriffs’ association to help college students offset their expenses. The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2024-2025 academic year. The scholarships are to be […]

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NWS warns of potential for thunderstorms, wind gusts as high as 45 mph in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service says there is potential for thunderstorms and wind gusts up to 45 mph in the northern Illinois area later today amid unseasonably warm weather. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook early Thursday morning. The outlook covers Lake, McHenry, Boone, Cook, Will, Winnebago, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, […]

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Police warn public after mail stolen from USPS mailbox broken into in Barrington

Police are warning the public after a USPS mail dropbox was broken into and the mail inside was stolen in Barrington overnight. The Barrington Police Department received a theft report early Tuesday morning at 607 East Hillside Avenue. Village officials said in a community alert that officers learned a USPS mailbox was broken into. The […]