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Man sentenced to probation after pleading guilty in case charging him with burglarizing McHenry home, entering 2 other homes

A convicted felon has been sentenced to probation after he took a plea deal in a case charging him with burglarizing a McHenry home and illegally entering two other homes. Dakota J. Wilkinson, 29, of McHenry, was charged in July with residential burglary and two counts of criminal trespass to residence. A criminal complaint filed […]

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Man accused of crashing impounded vehicle through tow yard gate, causing $13K in damage in Lake in the Hills

A Crystal Lake man has been charged with causing more than $13,000 in damage after entering a tow yard and allegedly crashing an impounded vehicle into a gate in Lake in the Hills. John H. Boone, 29, of Crystal Lake, was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property over $10,000 and criminal trespass to land. […]

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SWAT team arrests armed man who allegedly entered Gurnee home and battered child, leading to standoff

A SWAT team arrested an armed man and police rescued several children after the man allegedly entered a residence in Gurnee and battered a child, leading to a standoff. The Gurnee Police Department responded around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday to the 3400 block of Florida Avenue in Gurnee for a report of a domestic dispute. Gurnee […]

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Man charged with breaking into woman’s home, threatening her while armed with knife in Waukegan

A Zion man allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment through a window and threatened her while armed with a knife in Waukegan, prosecutors said. Kenneth E. Martin, 52, of Zion, was charged with criminal trespass to occupied residence, a Class 4 felony. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Ayah Elfarra said a woman was at her […]