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Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax dies just two days after retirement ceremony

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax has died just two days after a retirement ceremony was held following his career-ending injury, officials announced. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced Dax’s death, which occurred Friday morning. “While K9 Dax’s legacy will forever live on, this morning K9 Dax passed away,” Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher […]

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Sheriff still searching for escaped dog after series of dog attacks that led to 1 dog being fatally shot near McHenry

Authorities said Friday they are still searching for one dog after aggressive loose dogs attacked people, leading to one of the dogs being fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy near McHenry. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:50 p.m. Thursday to the area of West Heumann Drive and Stilling Boulevard in unincorporated McHenry. The […]

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Lake County sheriff’s deputies successfully de-escalate ‘potentially deadly’ incidents involving subjects in mental crisis

Sheriff’s deputies successfully de-escalated two separate potentially deadly incidents involving subjects who were armed and in a mental crisis in Lake County this week. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded on Tuesday to a residence in unincorporated Deerfield for a report of a man in mental crisis. While deputies were responding, sheriff’s dispatchers obtained information […]

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Deputy shoots dog after multiple aggressive dogs attack people in neighborhood near McHenry

Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy shot a dog after multiple aggressive dogs, one of which remains on the loose, attacked people in a neighborhood near McHenry. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded just before 6 p.m. Thursday to the area of West Heumann Drive and Stilling Boulevard in unincorporated McHenry. The sheriff’s office said they […]

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Man flown to hospital in critical condition, child and woman also injured in head-on crash near Huntley

A man was flown in critical condition to the hospital after a head-on crash that also injured two others, including a child, near Huntley Thursday afternoon. The Huntley Fire Protection District, Huntley Police Department and Gilberts Police Department responded around 3:22 p.m. Thursday to the area of Huntley Road and Kreutzer Road in unincorporated Huntley […]

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Police department in McHenry County urges students to not participate in ‘Senior Assassin’ game in public

A police department in McHenry County has issued a warning to the community urging students to not participate in “Senior Assassin” in public after a CCL holder nearly mistook the game for a real threat. Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman and Harvard High School Principal Carl Hobbs issued a joint statement to the community Thursday […]

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Lake County Sheriff Special Investigations Group seizes record-breaking amount of fentanyl in 2023

Lake County’s Special Investigations Group seized a record amount of fentanyl in 2023 and also uncovered a human trafficking operation that resulted in the rescue of five victims, authorities said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG) is a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funded task force. The SIG is the only HIDTA-funded […]