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Sheriff’s deputy injured during arrest with armed man who made homicidal statements, crashed car near Woodstock

A man, who allegedly made statements about killing himself and others while armed with a gun, was taken into custody Monday following a series of events that left a sheriff’s deputy injured near Woodstock. Thomas J. Smith, 57, of the 7100 block of Huntley Road in Crystal Lake, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of […]

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Charges filed against man who threatened to blow up apartment building in North Chicago

Charges have been filed against a man who planned to commit “suicide by cop” and threatened to blow up an apartment building during an eviction earlier this month in North Chicago. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Division arrived at an apartment in the 1700 block of Sheridan Road in North Chicago around 10 […]

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SWAT team called after armed man threatens to blow up apartment building in North Chicago

A SWAT team and the bomb squad were called to a North Chicago apartment Monday after an armed man threatened police with explosives during an attempted eviction. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Division arrived at an apartment in the 1700 block of Sheridan Road in North Chicago around 10 a.m. Monday. Lake County […]

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Man charged after attempting to set sheriff’s deputies on fire, barricading himself in Waukegan

A man who barricaded himself in a Waukegan residence and allegedly tried setting sheriff’s deputies on fire was charged and is being treated at a mental health facility following the Tuesday standoff. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Team attempted to serve a mental health writ on a 38-year-old man around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday […]

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Waukegan standoff began after man barricaded front door of residence, sprayed stream of fire at deputies

An ongoing standoff in Waukegan began Tuesday morning after a man barricaded the front door of a residence and then sprayed a stream of fire at deputies when they forced entry, officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Team attempted to serve a mental health writ on a 38-year-old man around 9:40 a.m. […]