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‘Hometown heroes’: 4 high school students on the way to homecoming help after witnessing crash in Fox Lake

Police say four high school students on their way to homecoming sprang into action after witnessing a vehicle crash with injuries in Fox Lake over the weekend. The Johnsburg Police Department said they would like to recognize Piper Damien, Dominik Drwila, Savannah Lorenz, and Damin Green, who are all Johnsburg High School students. The four […]

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Multiple people hospitalized after rollover crash leaves people trapped in vehicle in Woodstock

Three people were hospitalized after a rollover crash left multiple people trapped in their vehicle in Woodstock Friday evening. The Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded at 7:18 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Lake Avenue and South Eastwood Drive for a report of a two-vehicle rollover crash with entrapment. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District […]

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‘Could have been deadly’: Drunk driver slams head-on into Wauconda police car carrying police canine

A Wauconda police squad car carrying a police canine was struck head-on by a repeat drunk driving offender on Route 12 in Wauconda early Sunday morning, causing the officer to sustain injuries. Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said Officer Jon Finze and his canine partner, Badger, were searching for a wrong-way driver on Route […]

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Video captures Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire truck sideswiping, damaging parked car in Algonquin

Surveillance video captured a fire truck sideswiping a parked car while responding to an emergency call last week in an Algonquin neighborhood. The incident happened around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Grandview Court in Algonquin, according to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl. Knebl said the accident […]

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Occupants escape with minor injuries after car crashes into pole, bursts into flames in Crystal Lake

Two people escaped from a car with minor injuries after it struck a pole and became fully engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon in Crystal Lake. The Crystal Lake Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 1:40 p.m. Sunday to the Waste Management, 1400 South Virginia Road. First responders received a call for […]