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‘We lost one of the best’: Vernon Hills man, fitness coach remembered after being killed by wrong-way driver

A 27-year-old man from Vernon Hills, who was a fitness coach, is being remembered for being the “nicest and sweetest guy” after he was killed by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 90. The Illinois State Police and Chicago Fire Department responded around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to Interstate 90 at Cumberland Avenue in Chicago for a […]

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Police arrest woman accused of committing arson fire at grocery store in Buffalo Grove

Police arrested a woman after she allegedly committed a small arson fire at a grocery store in Buffalo Grove while dozens of customers were inside shopping Wednesday evening. The Buffalo Grove Police Department responded around 10:37 p.m. Wednesday to the Woodman’s Food Market, 1550 Deerfield Parkway in Buffalo Grove, for a report of a criminal […]

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Charges filed against woman accused of intentionally striking IDOT construction worker with car in Marengo

Charges have been filed against a driver accused of intentionally hitting an IDOT construction worker with her car, leaving him hospitalized, in Marengo Wednesday morning. The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts and Marengo Police Department responded around 11:05 a.m. Wednesday to West Grant Highway and Park Drive for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Marengo […]

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Coroner identifies man killed after becoming trapped in car that rolled over into pond in Wauconda

The coroner has released the identity of a man who died after he drove off the roadway and his car rolled over into a retention pond, leaving him trapped inside, in Wauconda. An autopsy performed Thursday showed Joshua Klausing, 38, of Wauconda, preliminarily died as a result of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer […]

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Man accused of firing gun into neighboring apartment, nearly wounding victim as he showered in Waukegan

Prosecutors say a man fired a shot that came millimeters from striking a victim who was showering in his apartment in Waukegan, calling it a “sheer miracle” the victim was not shot. Yeomen Jackson, 26, of Waukegan, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. […]

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Box truck becomes 2nd vehicle in 3 days to hit historic Robert Parker Coffin Bridge in Long Grove

A box truck struck the historic Robert Parker Coffin Bridge in Long Grove and became wedged underneath Wednesday afternoon, the second truck in three days to hit the bridge. The latest incident happened just after 2 p.m. Wednesday and was caught on surveillance video. The video, captured by Neumann’s Cigars and More, showed a white […]

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Truck driver accused of intentionally ramming car, causing rollover crash that injured 2 victims in Lake Forest

Police say a pickup truck driver intentionally forced another car off the roadway, causing the car to roll over, leaving two victims trapped and injured in Lake Forest. Lake Forest Deputy Police Chief Kevin Zelk said on Wednesday that his department made an arrest in connection with a recent hit-and-run injury crash. An intensive investigation […]