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Police chief reflects on one-year anniversary of murder-suicide that left 5 family members dead in Buffalo Grove

The police chief reflected Thursday on the one-year anniversary of a family of five, which included two children, being killed in a murder-suicide that shook the Buffalo Grove community. Lilia Kisliak, 67; Andrei Kisliak, 39; Vera Kisliak, 36; Vivian Kisliak, 6; and Amilia Kisliak, 4, were found dead inside their home in the 2800 block […]

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Judge denies pre-trial release for migrant arrested for kicking child, punching woman in Waukegan

A judge denied pre-trial release for a Honduran migrant after prosecutors alleged he punched his wife multiple times after repeatedly kicking a child in Waukegan. Walter A. Sanchez-Baquedano, 24, a recent resident of Waukegan, was charged with four counts of domestic battery. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Manuel Mandujano said Sanchez-Baquedano and his wife are […]

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Illinois State Police tout revocation, denial of more than 4,000 FOID cards, claim it has averted ‘potential tragedies’

The Illinois State Police announced they have revoked over 4,000 Firearm Owners Identification cards this year from Clear and Present Danger reports, which they say has “averted tragedies.” The Illinois State Police (ISP) released data highlighting its Office of Firearms Safety reviews earlier this week. The office works to prevent potential firearm-related incidents by keeping […]

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Wildlife center treating opossum found injured after falling in window well of home in Lake County

A wildlife care organization is treating an opossum who was rescued after being found injured and trapped in a window well by a resident in Lake County. Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation said on Monday that they were contacted by Lake County Animal Control. The organization is a licensed non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center based in Barrington […]

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Coroner makes positive identification of 39-year-old woman killed, dumped along roadway near Wadsworth

The coroner’s office said they have positively identified a 39-year-old woman who was killed and her body dumped alongside a quiet roadway near Wadsworth Wednesday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7 a.m. Wednesday to Hunt Club Road south of Route 173 in Old Mill Creek. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli […]

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Alleged drunk driver thought she was at home after being arrested for nearly striking worker in construction zone in Antioch

A woman thought she was at home when she was arrested in a construction zone in Antioch after nearly striking a construction worker while driving drunk for at least the third time. Brittany H. Fleming, 39, of Antioch, was charged with aggravating driving under the influence third offense, a Class 2 felony. Lake County Assistant […]

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Officers, bystanders to be awarded for separate lifesaving events in Gurnee, including fiery crash where officer rescued victim

Officers and bystanders are set to be awarded for saving the lives of two victims in separate crashes in Gurnee, one of which was captured on bodycam where an officer rescued a trapped driver from a fiery crash. The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department are set to recognize the efforts of the four […]

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Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announces addition of new electronic detection canine

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced its newest member, an electronics detection canine who will aid law enforcement during crimes against children investigations. The state’s attorney’s office said Wednesday that Grip will join their Cyber Lab. Grip is a year-and-a-half-old yellow Labrador Retriever that was trained in electronics detection. She can locate cellphones, computers […]