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2 injured after fire engulfs home, leaving it uninhabitable near Round Lake

Two people were injured, including one that had to be transported to the hospital, after heavy flames engulfed a house near Round Lake Wednesday morning. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 6:32 a.m. Wednesday to the 35000 block of North Wabash Avenue in unincorporated Round Lake. Firefighters arrived on the scene to […]

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Lake and McHenry County officials react to Texas school shooting that left 19 children, 2 teachers dead

Lake County and McHenry County officials say they are horrified by the “senseless” act of violence after a gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at a school in Texas. The incident happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday morning. An 18-year-old man, who was armed with two guns, entered the […]

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Woman charged with strangling juvenile daughter, punching her during attack in Lake Villa

Prosecutors say a Winthrop Harbor woman strangled her juvenile daughter and punched her during an attack at a residence in Lake Villa. Corrie R. Vandervere, 36, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and two counts of domestic battery. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said during a bond hearing […]

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Coroner IDs driver killed after dump truck hit by Metra train, causing partial derailment in Hainesville

The coroner’s office has released the identity of a 41-year-old man killed after his dump truck was struck by a Metra train, causing the train to partially derail Monday in Hainesville. An autopsy performed Tuesday showed Jesus Castrejon, 41, of Wheeling, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle crash, according to […]

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Firefighters quickly stop fire from spreading after heavy flames damage townhome in Gurnee

Heavy flames damaged a townhouse in Gurnee Saturday but firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze before it spread to adjoining units, fire officials said. The Gurnee Fire Department and Gurnee Police Department responded around 1:27 a.m. Saturday to the 900 block of Taylor Drive in Gurnee. Dispatchers received a call for a report […]