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2 McHenry County sheriff’s deputy, including slain deputy Jacob Keltner, awarded Medal of Honor

Two McHenry County sheriff’s deputies, including deputy Jacob Keltner, who was killed in the line of duty, were awarded the Medal of Honor during a state ceremony Wednesday. 136 law enforcement officers from 41 agencies in Illinois were honored in Springfield by Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly for acts of […]

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‘Unbounded courage’: Congressman honors first responders, leaders involved in Highland Park mass shooting response

Congressman Brad Schneider honored first responders and leaders Monday evening for their involvement in the Highland Park Fourth of July mass shooting response, calling them “incredible public servants.” The event, called “Ceremony to Honor Highland Park’s Heroes,” was held Monday evening during a council meeting at the Highland Park City Hall. Schneider represents Illinois’ 10th […]

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Two new Lake County sheriff’s canines sworn in, awards presented to citizens and employees at ceremony

Two new Lake County sheriff’s canines were sworn in and over two dozen citizens and sheriff’s employees were recognized at an awards ceremony in Waukegan Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Training Room located in the Lake County Criminal Court Tower in downtown Waukegan. Canine […]

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Lake County Sheriff gives tribute to late K-9 Diesel, awards dozens of sheriff’s office employees

Over five dozen Lake County Sheriff’s Office employees were awarded at a ceremony Thursday afternoon where officials also paid tribute to Canine Diesel, who suddenly died of cancer last month. Sheriff John D. Idleburg presented the awards in the sheriff’s training room to employees who performed brave, heroic and life-saving acts. Idleburg started the ceremony […]

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Sheriff awards bystander who saved woman choking near Grayslake; K-9 Danno sworn in

A man who saved a woman choking in her vehicle near Grayslake in February was awarded during a Wednesday ceremony where the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest canine, Danno, was sworn in. Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg awarded Griffin Rebecca, a Grayslake resident, the “Citizen Heroism Award” for his brave actions in February. Rebecca […]