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Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal beating of girlfriend’s 6-year-old child in Round Lake Beach

Prosecutors have filed first-degree murder charges after a 6-year-old boy died in the hospital days after he was seriously beaten allegedly by his mother’s boyfriend last month in Round Lake Beach. Tracy D. Thomas, 34, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with first-degree murder on top of one count of aggravated battery of a child […]

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Coroner releases identity of 2 missing Naperville men found dead in Pistakee Lake near Johnsburg

The coroner’s office has released the identities of a 31-year-old man and 82-year-old man who were both found dead in Pistakee Lake near Johnsburg after going missing Sunday. McHenry Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Kevin Sears said the fire district received a call from the Will County Sheriff’s Office around 6 a.m. Sunday. The […]

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Deaths of 2 men found in Pistakee Lake near Johnsburg not considered suspicious, sheriff’s office says

The deaths of two men who were found in Pistakee Lake near Johnsburg after going missing Sunday are not considered suspicious, the sheriff’s office said. McHenry Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Kevin Sears said the fire district received a call from the Will County Sheriff’s Office around 6 a.m. Sunday. The Will County Sheriff’s […]

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62-year-old man dies after ATV falls through thin ice on Druce Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa

A 62-year-old man has died after his ATV fell through the ice and he had to be rescued from Druce Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy showed Rodney Allard, 62, of Lake Villa, died as a result of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner’s Office Chief Deputy Stephen Newton. The Lake County […]

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6-year-old boy dies in the hospital days after being found beaten in Round Lake Beach home

A 6-year-old boy died in the hospital Friday afternoon days after he was seriously beaten by his mother’s boyfriend in Round Lake Beach, police and prosecutors said. Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Wayne Wilde said his department was contacted by medical staff at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville around 4 p.m. Monday. A […]