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Chicago man arrested after pointing loaded gun at people, hitting police officer with car in Waukegan

A Chicago man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at gas station patrons and then struck and injured a police officer with his vehicle in Waukegan. Ktwoine D. Webb, 31, of the 900 block of West 52nd Street in Chicago, was charged with armed habitual criminal, aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, […]

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Police use Taser on armed suspect who stabbed, slashed his father with knife in Marengo

Police had to use a Taser on a man armed with a knife and physically restrain him after he slashed and stabbed his father in Marengo Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The Marengo Police Department and Marengo Fire Rescue Protection District responded around 2 p.m. Sunday to the 700 block of Lura Lane in Marengo. Marengo […]

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‘Could have ended in tragedy’: Man strangled, beat and threatened to kill ex-girlfriend in Beach Park attack

Quick police response helped stop an armed man who broke into a Beach Park home and strangled, beat and threatened to kill a woman Sunday evening, the sheriff’s office said. Joe D. Fontanez-Marrero, 42, of the 39300 block of North McAree Road in Beach Park, was charged with aggravated domestic battery with strangulation, resisting arrest […]

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Standoff between police and suicidal man armed with knife ends peacefully in Crystal Lake

A standoff between police and a man, who was armed with a knife and threatening suicide, ended peacefully overnight in Crystal Lake, authorities said. The Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 1:36 a.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Uteg Street for a report of a person with a knife call. Crystal Lake Deputy Police […]