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Dog found dead following house fire that caused $400,000 in damage in Wauconda

Firefighters found a family dog dead inside a home in Wauconda after extinguishing a fire that caused $400,000 in damage Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The Wauconda Fire District responded around 2:48 p.m. Tuesday to the 2800 block of Liberty Lakes Boulevard in Wauconda for a report of a structure fire. Wauconda Deputy Fire Marshal […]

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Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after high-speed crash in Round Lake Beach

Police say a man suffered life-threatening injuries after being ejected from his motorcycle during a high-speed crash Wednesday morning in Round Lake Beach. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Beach Police Department responded around 7:21 a.m. Wednesday to Hainesville Road and Clarendon Drive. Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Wayne Wilde […]

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Former Grayslake SEDOL teacher aide gets 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting special needs student

A now-former Lake County special education paraprofessional has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a physically and mentally disabled student over the span of two years. Israel Suaste-Gonzalez, 51, of the 19000 block of Cambridge Road in unincorporated Mundelein, was charged in December 2019 with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual […]

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2 students arrested following fireworks prank that sparked shooting scare at Zion-Benton Township High School

Two students were arrested Monday following a fireworks prank that caused a shooting scare at Zion-Benton Township High School, prompting a major police response to the school. Zion Police Department Lt. Paul Kehrli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 14-year-old and 16-year-old from Zion were taken into custody before the lockdown was lifted […]

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Woman loses consciousness in apparent random attack in forest preserve near Grayslake

Police are investigating after a woman was hit in the head by a stranger and lost consciousness while she was running on a trail in the Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve near Grayslake. Lake County Forest Preserves Communication Specialist Kim Mikus confirmed the Lake County Forest Preserves Ranger Police are investigating the incident. Mikus told Lake […]