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Probation for former police officer accused of unlawfully restraining woman, battering her in Algonquin

A former police officer has been sentenced to probation after taking a plea deal in a case where he was charged with unlawfully restraining a woman and battering her while off-duty in Algonquin. Michael B. Cowsert, 52, formerly of Algonquin and currently of Inverness, was charged in August 2022 with aggravated domestic battery, unlawful restraint […]

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Lake County sheriff’s canine credited with finding fully automatic gun following shooting in Zion

A Lake County sheriff’s canine is being credited for locating a fully automatic gun that was dumped after a 29-year-old man was shot multiple times in Zion Tuesday. The Zion Police Department responded around 1:06 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Kenosha Road and Highlands Drive for a report of shots fired. Zion Police Department […]

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NWS releases path of EF-1 tornado in Mundelein that produced 110 mph winds, damaged apartment building

The weather service has released the path of the EF-1 tornado, which had 110 mph peak winds, that touched down in Mundelein and damaged an apartment building Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued tornado warnings for Lake, Cook and McHenry counties on Tuesday evening. The warnings went into effect around 7:15 p.m. and expired […]

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Judge denies pre-trial release to woman who apologized after allegedly stabbing boyfriend to death in Mundelein

A judge has denied pre-trial release to a woman who reportedly told officers “I’m sorry” and that she was going through an “episode” when she allegedly fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Mundelein. TheĀ Mundelein Police Department and Mundelein Fire Department responded around 5:10 a.m. Monday to the Park Butterfield Apartments in the 1400 block of Downing […]

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Male killed after becoming trapped in fiery, head-on crash that left woman seriously injured in Barrington Hills

A male was killed after he became trapped inside his truck that caught fire following a head-on crash that left a woman seriously injured in Barrington Hills Wednesday evening. The Barrington Hills Police Department and Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 8:51 p.m. Wednesday to the area of County Line Road and Bellwood Drive in […]