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Woman files lawsuit after being wrongfully arrested, charged with fraud while trying to buy car at Highland Park dealership

A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against police and a dealership in Highland Park after she presented a legitimate $30,000 check to purchase a car but was instead wrongfully arrested for fraud. Sade Crockett, 36, of Chicago, went to the McGrath Kia, 250 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park, on March 10. Crockett test-drove […]

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Coroner releases identity, says woman was strangled to death before body dumped on roadway near Wadsworth

The coroner has released the identity of a woman who was strangled to death before her body was dumped alongside a quiet roadway near Wadsworth Wednesday. An autopsy performed Wednesday showed Megan Lewis, 39, of Chicago, preliminarily died as a result of strangulation, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office […]

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National Weather Service says 1-2 inches of snow possible in Chicagoland area beginning Sunday

The National Weather Service says snow amounting to one to two inches is possible starting early Sunday morning in the Chicagoland area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook early Saturday morning for northeast and north-central Illinois. The outlook includes Lake, McHenry, Cook, Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, […]

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Coroner identifies Crystal Lake woman killed after driving into oncoming traffic, causing head-on crash near Zion

The coroner has identified a Crystal Lake woman who was killed after she crashed head-on into another vehicle, causing a three-car crash that left a second person injured near Zion. An autopsy performed Friday showed Kristi Doll, 55, of Crystal Lake, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle crash, according to […]

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55-year-old woman killed after driving into oncoming traffic, causing head-on crash near Zion

A 55-year-old woman was killed after investigators say she crashed head-on into another vehicle, causing a three-vehicle crash that left a second driver injured near Zion Friday morning. The Newport Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:45 a.m. Friday to the area of Route 173 and Kilbourne Road in unincorporated Zion […]

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Judge denies pre-trial release for armed robbery suspect charged with leading police on hour-long pursuit that ended in Gurnee

A judge has denied pre-trial release for a man accused of committing an armed robbery before leading police on an hour-long pursuit on Interstate 94 through Lake County that ended in Gurnee. Norbert Thigpen, 36, of Burbank, allegedly robbed a CVS store near 87th Street and Cicero Avenue in Chicago around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according […]

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Man charged in violent, unprovoked attack on two Metra employees at train station in Waukegan

Prosecutors say a man committed an unprovoked violent attack on a Metra conductor and then repeatedly punched a second Metra conductor who tried coming to the aid of the first in Waukegan. Jonathan Raygoza, 28, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, two counts of aggravated assault on a transit employee, […]