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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 […]

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Coroner identifies driver killed after leading police on pursuit, causing crash that left several children injured near Zion

The coroner has identified the driver who led police¬†on a high-speed chase and was killed in a crash that left eight others, including several children, injured near Zion Saturday afternoon. An autopsy performed Monday showed Tyler Johnson, 32, of Salem, Wisconsin, died from blunt force injuries in a crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer […]

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‘A tragedy’: Coroner identifies 11-year-old, 16-year-old brothers killed in fiery crash in Lindenhurst

The coroner has released the identities of an 11-year-old and 16-year-old, who were both brothers, after they were killed when a car crashed into a tree and caught fire in Lindenhurst. The Lake Villa Fire Protection District and Lindenhurst Police Department responded around 11:37 p.m. Friday to the 1700 block of Grand Avenue for a […]

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Crystal Lake fireworks show abruptly ends after ‘significant’ firework mishap on barge

The City of Crystal Lake’s annual fireworks show Sunday evening ended abruptly after a “significant” event occurred on the barge launching the fireworks, officials said. Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Chief Craig Snyder said the incident happened approximately seven minutes into the Independence Day fireworks show. Snyder said a “significant event” occurred on the platform causing […]

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SWAT team arrests 2 Lake County residents after DEA investigation finds drugs being mailed to Round Lake

A SWAT team arrested two Lake County residents after federal authorities learned drugs were being mailed to Round Lake and investigators recovered a significant amount of narcotics. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Nicholas Shepherd said the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in April developed information about a suspicious package being mailed out of Arizona to Wisconsin. […]