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Coroner identifies 79-year-old man found dead inside truck submerged in Des Plaines River near Gurnee

The coroner has released the identity of a 79-year-old man who was found dead inside a partially submerged pickup truck after he drove into the Des Plaines River near Gurnee. An autopsy performed Friday showed Antoine Pierre, 79, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner […]

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2 transported to hospital after driver trapped in car that drove into pond off Route 41 in Lake Forest

Firefighters extricated a trapped driver and transported two occupants to the hospital after a car drove off the road into a pond along Route 41 in Lake Forest. The Lake Forest Police Department, Lake Forest Fire Department, Libertyville Fire Department and Lake Bluff Fire Department responded around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday to Route 41 and Gage […]

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Man charged with driving under influence after driving car into Fox River at bar in Port Barrington

Sheriff’s officials said a man was hospitalized and charged with driving under the influence after driving his car into the Fox River at Broken Oar in Port Barrington Thursday. The Wauconda Fire District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 10:15 p.m. Thursday to the Broken Oar Bar and Grill, 614 Rawson Bridge Road in […]

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2 seriously injured, trapped after crash leaves truck in marshland near Grayslake

Firefighters had to rescue two seriously injured victims trapped in their vehicles after a crash left a truck in a marshy wetland near Grayslake Monday evening. The Gurnee Fire Department, Grayslake Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:05 p.m. Monday to Gages Lake Road and North Tangueray Drive in Gages Lake […]

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Driver rescued by firefighters after truck drives into pond, becomes fully submerged in Vernon Hills

Firefighters rescued a driver and transported them to the hospital after they drove their truck into a pond in Vernon Hills, authorities said. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 7 a.m. Friday to the area of Fuji America Corporation, 171 Corporate Woods Parkway in Vernon Hills. Fire officials said dispatchers received a call for […]