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Lake in the Hills becomes latest town in McHenry County to approve license plate reader cameras

The village board in Lake in the Hills has approved the police department’s request to purchase automated license plate reader cameras in an effort to help solve crime. The Lake in the Hills Police Department began exploring the use of automated license plate reader cameras, known as ALPRs, in early 2022. The department entered into […]

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2 in critical condition after rollover crash ejects woman from car, leaves 2nd woman trapped near Woodstock

Two women were flown to the hospital in critical condition after one of them was ejected and the other was left trapped in a rollover crash near Woodstock Wednesday morning. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Dean Street and Gayle Drive in unincorporated Woodstock for a report of […]

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OSHA cites multiple companies, says demolition of former hospital in Waukegan led to ‘serious dangers of asbestos’

A federal investigation has found three dozen violations were committed in the demolition of a former hospital in Waukegan, resulting in “serious dangers” of asbestos. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Wednesday that it has cited K.L.F. Enterprises, a Chicago demolition subcontractor, for 36 safety and health violations. OSHA […]

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Multiple arrested by SWAT team after ‘heavy police activity’ reported at residence in McHenry

Multiple people were taken into custody after a SWAT team converged on a residence in McHenry Wednesday morning which prompted police to tell people to avoid the area. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office sent an alert around 9:35 a.m. Wednesday about heavy police activity on Prairie Avenue in McHenry. The sheriff’s office asked people to […]

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Judge denies pre-trial release for alleged drug trafficker accused of selling ‘deadly combination’ of drugs in Lake County

A man who was on pre-trial release in three criminal cases has been denied release after authorities say he was caught selling a “deadly combination” of fentanyl-laced drugs in Lake County. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the sheriff’s office, along with the Waukegan Police Department and Gurnee Police Department, received numerous […]