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Cars hit by gunfire after gunman fires shots after basketball game at Zion-Benton High School

Multiple police departments responded after a gunman fired shots in the parking lot of Zion-Benton Township High School after a basketball game, spurring chaos for players and attendees. The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire Rescue Department responded around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday to the school, located at 3901 21st Street in Zion. Police officials said […]

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Huntley Dairy Mart owners released from jail after search reveals child pornography, drugs, numerous guns in Crystal Lake home

The owners of the Huntley Dairy Mart have posted bond after investigators found child pornography, a drug-growing operation and numerous guns in their home in Crystal Lake where children were living. Christopher S. Hopp, 38, of Crystal Lake, was charged with two counts of production of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography, […]

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Police canine tracks down suspect who burglarized vehicles in Lake Bluff, rammed police car

A North Chicago police canine tracked down a suspect who burglarized vehicles in Lake Bluff and rammed a police car while fleeing from officers Tuesday morning. The Lake Bluff Police Department said multiple burglaries to vehicles occurred in the 300 block of East Center Avenue early Tuesday morning. The incidents occurred between midnight and 1:10 […]

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Accused Highland Park parade shooter appears in court for first time since prank-calling news reporter from jail

The 22-year-old man accused of killing seven and shooting dozens of other people during a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park appeared in court Tuesday for a brief hearing. Robert E. Crimo III, 22, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with […]

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Felony charges filed against Round Lake Beach woman accused of illegally performing dental procedures out of her home

Felony charges have been filed against a Round Lake Beach woman accused of performing dental work out of her home while being unlicensed, court records show. The Round Lake Beach Police Department was notified by the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation of a possible unlicensed dentist being run at 60-year-old Maura Perez’s residence. […]

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3 hospitalized, residents evacuated after heavy flames erupt from apartment building in Waukegan

Residents were evacuated and three people were transported to the hospital after an extra-alarm fire broke out in a five-story apartment building in Waukegan early Tuesday. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department were dispatched just before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to the Little Fort Apartments, 520 North Genesee Street in Waukegan, for a reported […]

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Coroner identifies worker who died after firefighters rescued him from roof of theater in Antioch

The coroner’s office has identified a 59-year-old contractor who died after he suffered a medical emergency and had to be rescued from the roof of a theater in downtown Antioch. A preliminary autopsy showed that Daniel Ruckoldt, 59, of Salem, Wisconsin, likely died from a cardiac issue, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. The […]

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Driver found illegally possessing gun after allegedly driving nearly 100 mph in Lake County

A woman who was driving nearly 100 mph was arrested after state troopers found her illegally possessing a loaded gun in Lake County, prosecutors said. Tequila S. Burris, 32, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, driving on a suspended license and speeding. Illinois State Police troopers […]