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Lawmakers introduce bill that would ban ‘assault weapons,’ raise age for gun ownership in Illinois

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines and prevent most residents under the age of 21 from owning guns in Illinois. Illinois State Representative Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) introduced House Bill 5855, dubbed the Protect Illinois Communities Act, on Thursday. Morgan represents Illinois House District 58, which includes towns like […]

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Clerks cited after 6 gas stations, stores caught selling alcohol to minors in Lake County

The sheriff’s office said that clerks at six establishments in Lake County were cited for selling alcohol to minors during recent compliance checks. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they routinely conduct alcohol compliance checks at liquor-selling establishments in Lake County. “The compliance checks are designed to ensure businesses vending alcohol are not selling to […]

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Driver hospitalized after semi-tractor-trailer rolls over on Interstate 94 near Lake Forest

A semi-truck driver was hospitalized after his truck and trailer rolled over while driving on uneven asphalt on Interstate 94 near Lake Forest, state police said. The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District and Illinois State Police responded around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday to Interstate 94 north of Route 22 for a rollover crash with injuries. An Illinois […]

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Man allegedly left nude photos of ex-girlfriend, threatening messages on the woman’s doorstep in Deerfield

Officers found a man with a handgun after arresting him for leaving nude photos of his ex-girlfriend and threatening messages scattered on the woman’s doorstep in Deerfield, prosecutors said. Timothy A. Driscoll, 56, of Highland Park, was charged with felony stalking, criminal trespass to land and disorderly conduct. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks […]

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Child dies after being hit by freight train in Deerfield, officials say

Authorities said a 13-year-old child was killed after they were struck by a freight train at a railroad crossing in Deerfield Sunday afternoon. The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District and Deerfield Police Department responded around 4:40 p.m. Sunday to the area of Osterman Avenue and Elm Street in Deerfield. The Deerfield Police Department said they responded […]

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No injuries after trailer to semi-truck gets stuck underneath Metra bridge in Deerfield

A trailer to a semi-truck became stuck underneath a Metra train viaduct, causing Deerfield Road in Deerfield to be shut down for several hours Sunday. The incident happened Sunday evening on Deerfield Road between Chestnut Street and Park Avenue in Deerfield. A semi-truck pulling a tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound on Deerfield Road. The trailer struck […]