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Several schools placed on lockdown amid police search for suspect in Vernon Hills

Several schools were placed on lockdown Monday morning amid an active police search for a suspect in Vernon Hills, police and school officials said. Hawthorn District 73 Superintendent of Schools Pete Hannigan sent an alert to families Monday morning about a soft lockdown that went into effect at the district’s schools. Hannigan said the Vernon […]

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Vehicle with 2 young child passengers goes airborne during police pursuit in Waukegan

Prosecutors say a vehicle, which had two children passengers inside, went airborne during a police pursuit in Waukegan that ended with the suspect driver abandoning the children to flee on foot. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Vukovich said officers were on patrol around 10:35 a.m. on May 1 near Massena Avenue and Chestnut Street […]

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Suspect arrested for kidnapping, murdering Crystal Lake man who was reported missing

The human remains of a missing Crystal Lake man have been found and a suspect has been charged with kidnapping and murdering the missing man, authorities announced. Crystal Lake Police Chief James Black, Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser and Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain announced late Saturday evening the arrest of 61-year-old Douglas Ottesen. […]

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Waukegan man arrested for attempted murder in expressway shooting in Chicago suburb

State police say a Waukegan man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire on another vehicle on a Chicago area expressway. Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 1 East Violent Crimes Unit recently arrested Leroyience Simmons, 34, of Waukegan. Simmons was charged with attempted murder, a […]