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Barrington man flown to the hospital after losing control of motorcycle, crashing near McHenry

A 61-year-old was flown to the hospital and cited after he crashed his motorcycle while trying to pass another vehicle near McHenry Saturday evening, police said. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:55 p.m. Saturday to the area of Chapel Hill Road and North River Road in unincorporated […]

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Hospital officials offer few details after two go missing, one dies, after leaving Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington

Hospital officials are refusing to answer questions after two people went missing a day apart from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington last week. One of them was found dead. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies were called to the hospital, located at 450 Route 22 in unincorporated Barrington, on the […]

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Coroner identifies 61-year-old woman who died after going missing, being found in hospital pond near Barrington

The coroner has identified the woman found dead in a pond in front of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington late Monday evening. An autopsy completed Tuesday showed the death Michelle Riechers, 61, of Lake in the Hills, is consistent with drowning, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher […]

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Man who went missing near Lake Barrington found safe, sheriff’s office says

The 35-year-old man who went missing near Lake Barrington Tuesday afternoon was found safe, officials said. Daniel Spears, 35, left Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in unincorporated Barrington on foot Tuesday. Spears was last seen in the area of Route 22 and Kelsey Road near Lake Barrington Tuesday afternoon, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher […]

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Missing woman found dead in pond at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington

Rescuers found the body of a missing woman in a pond in front of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington late Monday evening, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies were called to the hospital, located at 450 Route 22 in unincorporated Barrington, around 7:15 p.m. Monday. They were notified […]

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Barrington Fire Department mourns death of retired firefighter with 39 years of service

The Barrington Fire Department said they are mourning after a retired firefighter, who had 39 years of service with the department, died last week. John Matlachowski, 63, of Barrington, died on Thursday, according to an obituary. “He was a true gentleman who was loved by the Barrington Fire Department and the entire community,” the department […]

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Lake County police departments to participate in regional safety initiative on Route 59 on Monday

The Antioch and Barrington police departments, along with several other northern Illinois law enforcement agencies, will participate in a regional traffic safety initiative on Route 59 on Monday. The Naperville Police Department announced on Thursday that several police departments in northern Illinois, including two Lake County departments, will conduct a traffic safety initiative on Route […]

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Railroad crossing on Route 59 in Barrington to close in both directions for repairs

A busy section of Route 59 in Barrington will be closed in both directions for nearly a week starting this coming weekend so crews can repair a railroad crossing. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced the closure will take place on Route 59, also known as Hough Street, north of James Street. IDOT said […]