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8 arrested after attorney general, federal law enforcement and Lake County sheriff conduct drug and gun investigation

Eight people have been arrested in connection to gang-related drug and gun offenses following a lengthy investigation that occurred in Lake County and the surrounding Chicago area. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced the arrests and charges Friday, which he said is the result of an ongoing investigation involving illegal firearm and drug sales throughout […]

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NWS issues winter weather advisory as northern Illinois could see up to 4 inches of snow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory warning that up to four inches of snow are possible Friday in Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the advisory Thursday afternoon. The advisory, which goes into effect at 3 a.m. Friday, includes Lake, McHenry, Boone and Winnebago counties. Two weather […]

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160 days in jail for 1 of 4 suspects charged in beating man, robbing him of his shoes and clothes in Crystal Lake

One of four suspects has been sentenced to 160 days in jail after pleading guilty to his role in the beating of a man who was robbed of his clothes, shoes and phone in Crystal Lake. Shanquan D. Watson, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with robbery, two counts of aggravated battery, mob action and theft. […]

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Man charged with drunk driving, causing wrong-way crash on Route 41 in Highland Park that left 2 seriously injured

A Chicago man has been charged with driving drunk and traveling the wrong way on Route 41 in Highland Park, causing a three-vehicle crash that left multiple people injured. Nicholas M. Petersen, 34, of the 5100 block of North LaCrosse Avenue in Chicago, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing […]

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3 men now charged in McHenry County cannabis trafficking organization that police have seized over $1 million in assets from

Three men are now charged in connection with a cannabis trafficking organization in McHenry County where authorities have seized “well over” $1 million in assets during their investigation. Matthew D. Lilla, 36, of the 4300 block of North Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, was charged with cannabis trafficking, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, […]

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$2 million bond for man who allegedly trafficked large amounts of cannabis to McHenry County, had $800K in cash

A man is being held on a $2 million bond after prosecutors say he trafficked hundreds of pounds of cannabis into McHenry County and laundered money. Police found him with $800,000 in cash. Matthew D. Lilla, 36, of the 4300 block of North Sawyer Avenue in Chicago, was charged with cannabis trafficking, unlawful possession of […]

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Dozens of crashes reported amid heavy snow showers causing low visibility in Lake and McHenry counties

Dozens of vehicle crashes were reported Thursday evening in Lake and McHenry counties as whiteout conditions occurred due to snow showers. The National Weather Service said in a statement around 4:30 p.m. that scattered snow showers would be continuing into the evening Thursday. The weather service warned that the heaviest snow showers would produce brief […]

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Up to 6 inches of snow could accumulate in parts of Lake and McHenry counties, NWS says

The National Weather Service said parts of Lake and McHenry counties are projected to receive 3-5 inches of snow by Wednesday morning, with some areas seeing around six inches. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter weather advisory early Tuesday morning for northeast Illinois. The advisory covers Lake, McHenry, DuPage and Cook counties. The […]

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Some parts of Lake, McHenry counties could see 2-3 inches of snow by Tuesday evening, NWS says

The National Weather Service said snow is expected starting late Monday into Tuesday and total accumulations of 2-3 inches are possible in parts of Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said snow is on track to start late Monday and Tuesday morning in the northern Illinois area. Some light accumulations are expected, […]