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Medical examiner rules death of 4-year-old Zion boy to be from drowning after child found in hotel pool

The medical examiner has ruled that a 4-year-old boy from Zion died earlier this week from drowning after he was found unresponsive in a hotel pool in Glenview. The Glenview Fire Department and Glenview Police Department responded around 9:26 p.m. on April 5 to the Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel, 1400 Milwaukee Avenue in Glenview, […]

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Specialized response team removes bariatric man through second floor of Round Lake Beach home

Over a dozen specialized fire department rescue technicians responded to remove a bariatric man, who was experiencing a medical emergency, through the second story of a Round Lake Beach home Saturday afternoon. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 1:40 p.m. Saturday to the 0-100 block of East Hawthorne Drive in Round Lake […]

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McHenry County state’s attorney says 50% of defendants released under SAFE-T Act for retail theft do not show up in court

The McHenry County state’s attorney said more than 50% of non-local defendants released under the SAFE-T Act after being arrested for retail theft failed to show up in court this year. 34 people have been indicted for felony retail theft, which is a theft over $300, in McHenry County in 2024. Only six of the […]

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Officials investigating after fuel leaks into pond next to manufacturing plant in Buffalo Grove

Officials say the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating after diesel fuel from an unknown source leaked into a pond next to a manufacturing plant in Buffalo Grove. The Buffalo Grove Fire Department responded around 6:45 p.m. Thursday to Vapor Bus International, 1010 Johnson Drive in Buffalo Grove, for a report of a hazardous material incident. […]

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Coroner identifies man who died after crashing into ditch, being found unresponsive near Harvard

The coroner’s office has identified a 58-year-old man who died after he was believed to have suffered a medical emergency and crashed his pickup truck near Harvard Wednesday. The Harvard Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Route 173 and Reese Road in unincorporated Harvard […]

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28-year-old man in critical condition after pickup truck slams into tree near Wauconda

Sheriff’s officials say a 28-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after he crashed his pickup truck into a tree, leaving him heavily entrapped in the vehicle near Wauconda. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Wauconda Fire District and Grayslake Fire Department responded around 4:40 a.m. Saturday to the area of Fairfield Road and Chardon Road in unincorporated […]

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Woman charged in Lake County with stealing nearly $250K in unclaimed property from 4 victims

The Illinois Attorney General says a woman has been charged in Lake County with stealing nearly $250,000 in unclaimed property from four victims by filing fraudulent claims with the state treasurer. Maria Michaud, 37, of Berwyn, was arraigned on the felony charges in Lake County Circuit Court on Thursday. She was charged with two counts […]