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Father of 3 fatally shot at Waukegan Metra station remembered for being caring, family-oriented

A father of three who was fatally shot at the Metra station in Waukegan on the day of his daughter’s birthday was known for being family-oriented and caring, his girlfriend said. An autopsy performed Monday showed Xzavier Booker, 36, of Zion, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer […]

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Overfilled junk collection truck hits historic Robert Parker Coffin Bridge in Long Grove, flees scene

An overfilled junk collection truck struck the historic Robert Parker Coffin Bridge in Long Grove Sunday afternoon and left the scene. The bridge has been hit well over 50 times in recent years. Jimmy Bolf told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the incident happened around 3:55 p.m. Sunday. Bolf said he was at Neumann’s Cigars […]

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9 guns recovered amid investigation into shooting that left vehicles, homes struck by gunfire in North Chicago

Police recovered nine guns during an investigation into a shooting that left vehicles and homes struck by gunfire in North Chicago, officials announced. The North Chicago Police Department responded around 6:10 p.m. on June 22 to a report of shots fired in the 1700 block of Park Avenue. Officers were alerted to the shots from […]

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Former Lake in the Hills taekwondo instructor sentenced to 18 years in prison for distributing child pornography

A former Lake in the Hills taekwondo instructor, who is a Huntley resident, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for possessing and distributing thousands of images of child pornography. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) notified the Huntley Police Department in June 2023 about information that was obtained from the […]

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Former Round Lake Beach resident dies after being pulled overboard while working on Alaskan fishing boat

A former Round Lake Beach resident working on an Alaskan fishing boat died after he became tangled in gear and was pulled overboard into the water. The Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) said DPS Patrol Vessel Stimson received a mayday call from a commercial salmon fisherman around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The fisherman reported he […]

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Sheriff says speed was factor in airborne crash that left 2 Lake in the Hills teens, Huntley teen seriously injured

The sheriff’s office says it appears speed was a factor when a car went airborne and crashed into a tree, leaving three McHenry County teenagers seriously injured near Huntley. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office and Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 7:32 p.m. Friday to the area of 44W911 Dietrich Road, which is an unincorporated […]

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‘Life was taken away with no regard’: Father identified after being fatally shot at Metra station in Waukegan

A 36-year-old man, who was a father, has been identified after he was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Metra train station in Waukegan Sunday morning. An autopsy performed Monday showed Xzavier Booker, 36, of Zion, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Waukegan […]

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Fire department to search Crystal Lake for undetonated mortars that fell into water during firework mishap

The fire department will be searching Crystal Lake after several undetonated mortars possibly fell into the water when a “significant” firework mishap occurred during the city’s annual fireworks show. Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Chief Craig Snyder said the incident happened approximately seven minutes into the Independence Day fireworks show Sunday evening. Snyder said a “significant […]