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Deerfield man among 3 charged by feds for allegedly swindling children’s charity, others out of almost $4 million

A Deerfield man is among three suspects facing federal charges after prosecutors say they swindled investors, including a children’s charity, out of almost $4 million. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois said Lee S. Rose, 82, of Deerfield; Edward L. Wooten, 51, of Macon, Georgia; and John L. Krcil, 55, of […]

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Coroner unable yet to positively identify man killed after becoming trapped in fiery crash in Barrington Hills

The coroner’s office says they are still working to positively identify a man who was killed after he became trapped inside his truck that caught fire following a head-on crash in Barrington Hills. 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 […]

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Alleged drug dealer accused of selling counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl charged in homicide of boy in Antioch

An alleged drug dealer accused of selling counterfeit opioid pills laced with fentanyl has been charged with the drug-induced homicide of a 17-year-old boy in Antioch. The Antioch Police Department and Antioch Fire Department responded around 5 a.m. on February 11, 2023, to a home in the 400 block of Route 173 in Antioch for […]

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Animal shelter seeks public’s help after puppy stolen from home’s backyard near Antioch

A local shelter says that a three-month-old puppy named Buzz was stolen from the backyard of his foster family’s home near Antioch Wednesday evening. Heartland Animal Shelter, based in Wheeling, posted on social media on Thursday about one of their foster dogs being stolen. The dog, named Buzz, was stolen from his foster’s backyard late […]

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First-degree murder charges filed against parents after child dies of overdose from illegal drugs near Richmond

The parents of a 14-year-old boy have been charged with first-degree murder after the child died as a result of illegal drugs allegedly brought into his Richmond home by the parents. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Township Fire Protection District and Mercyhealth MD-1 responded around 10:50 a.m. on January 3 to the 9600 block […]

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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 […]