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Father of Highland Park parade shooter appears in court after being charged with helping son get gun permit

The father of the accused Highland Park parade shooter appeared in court Thursday after he was charged last month with “recklessly” helping his son obtain a gun permit. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, appeared in front of Lake County Judge George Strickland during Thursday’s status of preliminary hearing. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office […]

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Man in his 30s fatally shoots himself while fleeing from police in Waukegan, officials say

Authorities say a man fatally shot himself while fleeing from officers who were investigating a stolen car at a currency exchange in Waukegan Wednesday afternoon. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 2:11 p.m. Wednesday to the CFSC Currency Exchange, 3200 Grand Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Brian Mullen said officers received a call […]

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Suspects who stole high-end cars from Barrington dealership also stole, totaled police squad car

A group of suspects who stole high-end cars from a Barrington car dealership over the weekend also stole a responding officer’s police squad and totaled it after crashing the vehicle. The Barrington Police Department responded around 8 a.m. Sunday to the Motor Werks, located at 1475 South Barrington Road in Barrington. Several vehicles were stolen […]

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‘Lives have undoubtedly been saved’: Lake County police social worker program records successful first year

A newly-created team consisting of multiple Lake County police departments and social workers helping with crisis outreach handled over 1,000 requests in its first year. The multi-agency Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COaST) initiative launched in January 2022. It consists of members from the Gurnee Police Department, Lake Forest Police Department, Libertyville Police Department, Lincolnshire […]

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Woman charged with shooting at occupied car while she was with her kids in Waukegan

Prosecutors say a woman, who had been driving in a car with her children, fired shots into another vehicle in Waukegan after spotting her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend in the vehicle. Miriam J. Delgado, 20, of Waukegan, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon […]

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Weather service upgrades Lake and McHenry counties to winter weather advisory ahead of snowfall

The National Weather Service has upgraded Lake and McHenry counties to a winter weather advisory ahead of possibly several inches of snowfall Wednesday. A hazardous weather outlook was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Tuesday morning for much of northeastern Illinois. A winter weather advisory was also issued for areas near and south of […]

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1 transported to hospital after crash involving Illinois Tollway truck on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth

One person was transported to the hospital after an Illinois Tollway truck was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth. The Illinois State Police, Newport Fire Protection District and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 12:29 p.m. Tuesday to Interstate 94 south of Russell Road in Wadsworth for a vehicle crash […]