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Family says man killed in Mother’s Day house fire near Grayslake helped disabled mother escape home

The family of a man, who died on Mother’s Day after becoming trapped in a house fire near Grayslake, said he helped his disabled mother escape the blaze before trying to rescue their dogs. The Gurnee Fire Department, Grayslake Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:45 a.m. Sunday to the 17800 […]

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Multiple intersections in Crystal Lake, McHenry area to see new flashing yellow turn signals

County transportation officials announced they will soon be activating flashing yellow turn signals at multiple intersections in the Crystal Lake and McHenry area. The McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) said Friday they are activating flashing yellow arrow traffic signals at six intersections along both Walkup Road and Crystal Lake Road in Nunda Township. The […]

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‘Horrific crime’: Mayor responds after human arm suspected to belong to 19-year-old woman found in Waukegan

The mayor called the discovery of a human arm at the Waukegan Beach “horrific” and said law enforcement suspects it belongs to the 19-year-old woman who was murdered on a date in Milwaukee. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8 p.m. on May 11 to the Waukegan Municipal Beach, 201 East Sea Horse Drive. A […]

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Trailer becomes fully engulfed in flames at construction site of ‘The Clove’ development in Buffalo Grove

Heavy smoke filled the area after a trailer became fully engulfed in flames at the construction site of The Clove development in Buffalo Grove Friday afternoon. The Buffalo Grove Fire Department responded around 2:30 p.m. Friday to The Clove construction site, 202 McHenry Road. Fire officials said they received a report of a large garbage […]

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Charges announced against 4 suspects after shootout where over 50 shots were fired in crowded downtown Waukegan

Charges have been announced after four suspects exchanged gunfire — over 50 rounds — in a crowded area in downtown Waukegan, leaving the College of Lake County struck by shots. The Waukegan Police Department was on the scene for an unrelated call when they heard several gunshots in downtown Waukegan around 9:30 p.m. on April […]

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6 charged in federal court with staging armed robberies in Lake Villa, other Chicago suburbs to obtain visas

Federal authorities say six people conspired to stage armed robberies in Lake Villa and other Chicago suburbs so the purported victims could apply for special U.S. immigration visas. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois said that Parth Nayi and Kewon Young allegedly organized and participated in staged armed robberies at restaurants, […]

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Child advocacy center, state’s attorney’s office in Lake County announce new support dog

Lake County officials announced their newest team member, a two-year-old canine who will serve as a comfort dog for children during crime investigations. The Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center (LCCAC) and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Thursday the addition of Linden. Linden will primarily serve as comfort and support to children during forensic […]