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‘SAFE-T Act failure’: McHenry County state’s attorney says man accused of attacking officers, threatening woman released from jail

The McHenry County state’s attorney said a man accused of squeezing an officer’s genitals, who also referenced knowing how to dismember a woman’s body, was released from jail under the SAFE-T Act. Nicholas M. Koczor, 38, of Woodstock, was released from the McHenry County Jail on Monday. Koczor had been held in custody since October […]

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Waukegan woman charged with possessing 1.5 kilos of drugs, $37,000 in cash released after prosecutors do not seek detention

A woman charged with a Class X felony for possessing 1.5 kilos of a drug and $37,000 in cash in Lake County was released from jail after prosecutors did not seek her detention. Halina H. Lipnicka, 52, of Waukegan, was charged with manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. […]

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Lake County begins to spend multi-million dollar portion of nationwide settlement to combat opioid crisis

County officials say they have begun authorizing the spending of millions of dollars of funding to combat the opioid epidemic in Lake County after drug company lawsuit settlements are distributed. The Lake County Board during a board meeting earlier this month authorized the spending of more than $1.5 million the county has received so far. […]

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Woman’s two boyfriends get into fight, leading to one pistol-whipping the other in Waukegan

Authorities say a woman’s two ex-boyfriends got into a fight and began struggling over a gun before one of them pistol-whipped the other, injuring him in Waukegan. The incident happened in the 1000 block of Montesano Avenue in Waukegan around 8 p.m. on September 12. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said a woman […]

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‘Early CPR saves lives’: Co-workers, police officer honored for saving life of unresponsive man in Marengo

Co-workers and a police officer were honored for successfully reviving, with the help of paramedics, a man who went into sudden cardiac arrest in Marengo last month. The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts said the incident happened while Michael Kosirog was at work on the morning of August 9. Kosirog had a medical emergency that […]

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17-year-old boy arrested after being found with loaded gun when police stop car full of teens in Zion

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy who was found with a loaded gun when officers stopped a speeding car full of teens in Zion, authorities said. Zion Police Department officers were on patrol around 11:59 p.m. on September 16. They¬†stopped a gray Toyota Camry for speeding in the 2700 block of Sheridan Road in Zion. Zion […]