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State appellate court allows 51-year-old man convicted of 2002 murder near Antioch to request new trial

The Illinois State Appellate Court ruled Tuesday that a 51-year-old man, who is serving a 50-year sentence for a 2002 murder near Antioch, can request a new trial to be exonerated after affidavits point to his innocence. Ronald E. Ruhl, 51, who was from Crystal Lake according to the Chicago Tribune, was sentenced to 50-years […]

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Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Deerfield’s assault weapons ban

The Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday regarding Deerfield’s ordinance banning assault weapons, which allows fines of $250-$1,000 a day for violators. In 2013, the Deerfield Village Board passed an ordinance that regulated assault weapons and created certain measures that had to be taken when transporting or storing them. In 2018, the Deerfield Village […]

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‘Don’t fall for it’: Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns of scammer impersonating police detective

Authorities are warning Lake County residents about a new scam where someone impersonating a detective calls residents and says they have missed a court date in order to steal money from them. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the scammer has been calling residents and claiming they are a sheriff’s detective. The scammer tells the […]

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Family of COVID-19 patient drops ivermectin treatment lawsuit against Condell Hospital in Libertyville

The family who sued Libertyville-based Advocate Condell Medical Center to allow ivermectin to be administered to their critically ill mother has dropped their lawsuit. Leslie Pai, 68, of Cook County, was admitted to NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on August 31, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. The woman was already taking […]

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2 in custody after video shows student flashing BB gun from waistband inside Waukegan High School Washington Campus

Two students were taken into custody after videos surfaced Thursday of them flashing what turned out to be a BB gun inside the Waukegan High School Washington Campus. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said his department was notified around 8:45 a.m. Thursday about social media posts that showed two individuals with a gun inside […]

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At least one student taken into custody after lockdown at Waukegan High School Washington Campus

At least one student was taken into custody during a lockdown at the Waukegan High School Washington Campus Thursday morning, according to video shared on social media. A message sent to parents at around 9:20 a.m. Thursday said, “Washington Campus is on lockdown due to a police investigation in the building.” School officials said that […]

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Man in critical condition after police officers rescue him from pond in Hainesville neighborhood

A man, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, is in “very critical condition” after being rescued by police officers from a pond in Hainesville early Monday morning, officials said. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Grayslake-Hainesville Police Department responded around 12:50 a.m. Monday to the 0-100 block of North Brittany Lane in Hainesville for […]