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New report ranks multiple hospitals in Lake, McHenry counties among top in Illinois

A popular magazine has released its yearly nationwide hospital rankings and several hospitals in Lake and McHenry counties ranked among the top in Illinois. U.S. News and World Report announced on Tuesday its 2024-2025 Best Hospitals rankings. The report, which has been conducted for the past 35 years, evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals in more than […]

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Officials warn community about fake missing children, dog posts surfacing online in McHenry County

Authorities are warning the McHenry County community about fake missing person and missing dog posts circulating online in social media groups. The McHenry Police Department said Wednesday they have seen numerous Facebook posts that have been repeatedly shared on social media. The posts are scams and often promote fake missing persons or missing animals. One […]

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North Chicago man in custody after fleeing from officers in Zion, police chase in Wisconsin

A North Chicago man was taken into custody after authorities say he fled from officers in Zion and a police pursuit began over the border in Wisconsin early Thursday morning. The Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Police Department said its officers were notified around 1:45 a.m. Thursday about a vehicle that fled from an attempted traffic stop […]

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Emergency department at Vista Medical Center in Lindenhurst permanently closes

The Freestanding Emergency Center at Vista Health System’s Lindenhurst campus, which served western Lake County, has abruptly and permanently closed this week. A source told Lake and McHenry County Scanner earlier this week that Vista Health System decided not to renew its state emergency room license, allowing it to expire at 12 a.m. Monday, for […]

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Lake County Health Department employee arrested after allegedly selling child pornography

A Lake County Health Department employee has been arrested after the FBI found he took over a child’s social media account and solicited nude photographs, which he allegedly sold to others. Frankie W. Rosa, 32, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, was charged in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, with three counts of possession of child pornography. A probable […]