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$250K bond for armed man who allegedly fled from police in stolen vehicle, later crashed into 2 cars and building in Waukegan

Prosecutors say a man, who allegedly had an automatic pistol, fled from police in a stolen vehicle and crashed into two cars and a building in Waukegan on Friday. Jordan Hill, 18, of Waukegan, was charged with possessing a machine gun or automatic weapon, possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of aggravated unlawful use […]

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No injuries after garage completely destroyed in fire, 2 adjacent garages damaged in Winthrop Harbor

A detached garage with a vehicle inside was completely destroyed in a fire and two adjacent garages sustained minor damage in Winthrop Harbor Thursday evening, fire officials said. The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department responded around 9 p.m. Thursday to the 800 block of Franklin Avenue in Winthrop Harbor for a garage fire. Firefighters arrived and […]

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‘We are heartbroken’: Funeral arrangements announced for Grayslake battalion fire chief who died earlier this week

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Grayslake Battalion Fire Chief Mike Higgins, who died on Monday after serving on the department for 26 years. Visitation will be held next Friday at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road in Grayslake, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The honor guard will be standing by, Grayslake […]

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Judge releases woman after she allegedly shot, killed her husband accidentally in Lindenhurst

A judge released a woman on her own recognizance after she allegedly shot and killed her husband accidentally at their Lindenhurst home Thursday afternoon. Kellee Holmes, 41, of the 1-100 block of Crooked Lake Lane in Lindenhurst, was charged with one count of reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony. The Lindenhurst Police […]

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Woman killed, man seriously injured in single-vehicle crash in Zion believed to be caused by speed, intoxication

Police say speed and intoxication contributed to a single-car crash that left a woman dead and a man seriously injured in Zion Thursday evening. The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire and Rescue Department responded at 9:32 p.m. Thursday to the area of Ace Hardware, 2660 Sheridan Road, for a single-vehicle crash. Emergency crews arrived and […]

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$300K bond for self-admitted Latin Kings gang member who allegedly demanded money, battered stepfather in Mundelein

A self-admitted Latin Kings gang member was charged after prosecutors say he demanded money from his stepfather and battered him in Mundelein, causing multiple injuries. Carlos Velasquez, 21, of Mundelein, was charged with two counts of domestic battery, one count of interfering with the reporting of domestic violence and one count of mob action. The […]