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Pre-trial release denied for Beach Park man accused of killing dog, taking woman hostage at knifepoint

A judge denied pre-trial release for a Beach Park man accused of killing a woman’s dog, repeatedly attacking the woman and then taking her hostage at knifepoint. Adrian Rivera, 40, of Beach Park, was charged with aggravated domestic battery by strangulation, failure to report a change of address by a sex offender, unlawful restraint, aggravated […]

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Firefighters battle 2 separate apartment building fires on same block just days apart in Waukegan

Firefighters responded to two separate fires in the span of two days at apartment buildings on the same block in Waukegan this week, authorities said. The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 4 p.m. Tuesday to the 2100 block of Williamsburg Drive in Waukegan for a report of a structure fire. Waukegan Fire Marshal Todd Zupec […]

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6 months in jail for Harvard father convicted after child found severely malnourished, within days of death

A judge sentenced a father to six months in jail after the man’s 6-year-old child was found “severely malnourished” in Harvard in 2020 and doctors said he was possibly days from death. The Harvard Police Department and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) responded on November 17, 2020, to the 100 block of […]

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Sheriff says skeletal remains found in Beach Park could be homeless person, further studies being conducted

The coroner is still working to identify the skeletal remains found in a wooded area in Beach Park and the sheriff’s office says it was possibly a homeless person. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the Zion Police Department received an anonymous tip on June 14 that human remains were in a […]

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Police announce arrest after group forces way into Lake Forest home, holds down elderly homeowner during burglary

Police have announced an arrest after three suspects forced their way into an elderly woman’s home and held her in place before ransacking her house in Lake Forest. The home invasion happened just before 8 p.m. on April 27 in the 1000 block of West Deerpath Road in Lake Forest. The homeowner reported three male […]

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Judge denies pre-trial release for man accused killing his 2 brothers before setting house on fire in Highland Park

A judge denied pre-trial release for a man accused of fatally shooting his two brothers before setting his deceased mother’s Highland Park home ablaze and fleeing the state. Jeffrey Austwick, 54, of Highland Park, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Austwick made his first Lake County court appearance Tuesday morning on the charges, […]