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‘Brave souls’: Officers, bystanders awarded for saving lives of 2 victims in separate serious crashes in Gurnee

Officers and good Samaritans, whom officials described as “brave souls,” were honored Monday for saving the lives of victims in two separate serious crashes in Gurnee. The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department recognized the efforts of the four bystanders and officers during the Gurnee Village Board Meeting on Monday evening. Registered nurse Lisa […]

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74-year-old man dies after being found unresponsive in cell at McHenry County Jail in Woodstock

A 74-year-old man was found dead in his cell at the McHenry County Jail in Woodstock Thursday, the third inmate to die in custody in the county in two weeks. The 74-year-old man was found unresponsive in a single-occupied booking cell around 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Corrections officers at […]

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Man paid almost $150K to complete home renovations near Fox Lake accused of performing none of the work

Sheriff’s officials say a man hired to perform extensive renovations to a home near Fox Lake was paid almost $150,000 and then never performed any of the work. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the sheriff’s office received a report from a 68-year-old woman of home repair fraud. The victim bought an […]

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Waukegan Police Canine Milo to receive body armor donation from non-profit organization

Waukegan Police Department Canine Milo is set to receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a donation from a non-profit organization, officials announced. The police department said on Monday the vest is being donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest […]