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Chicago activist, father identified as victim found dead in the Fox Lake following tubing accident

Authorities have identified a 28-year-old father and community activist from Chicago as the man who drowned over the weekend in the Fox Lake. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek confirmed that the body recovered on Sunday was Malik Alim, 28, of Chicago. The Fox Lake Fire Protection District responded around 10 a.m. Friday to the Fox […]

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‘Our family is devasted’: Authorities identify 16-year-old boy who died of drowning near Waukegan

The family of a 16-year-old boy that died of drowning in Waukegan on Sunday has created a fundraiser for funeral expenses and said the teen was “the most kind soul.” An autopsy performed on Monday on Jesus Garcia, 16, of Park City, showed he died as a result of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner […]

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16-year-old boy dies after being rescued from Lake Michigan near Waukegan Municipal Beach

A 16-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Michigan near the Waukegan Municipal Beach was rescued and later died at the hospital Sunday evening, fire officials said. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 6:25 p.m. Sunday to the Waukegan Municipal Beach, 200 East Sea Horse Drive in Waukegan, for a report of […]

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Detectives seek to identify two adult bodies found in Lake Michigan

Lake County sheriff’s detectives are investigating after two adult bodies were recovered from Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon. A fisherman on Lake Michigan spotted a body floating in the water around 3 p.m. Sunday three miles southeast of the Waukegan Harbor, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli. The United States Coast […]

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Coroner identifies man who died of drowning while saving child on Chain O’ Lakes near Antioch

Authorities have identified a 43-year-old man who died while trying to rescue his girlfriend’s child on the Chain O’ Lakes near Antioch on Friday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Antioch Fire Department responded around 3:40 p.m. Friday to the Fox Lake for a possible drowning. Lake County Sheriff Spokesman […]

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Man dies of drowning while trying to save child in water near Antioch

A 43-year-old man died of drowning while trying to rescue a child in distress on a lake near Antioch Friday afternoon. Police called the incident “a tragic accident.” The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Antioch Fire Department responded around 3:40 p.m. Friday to the Fox Lake for a possible drowning. […]

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Coroner identifies 26-year-old man who died from drowning on Round Lake

The coroner’s office has identified a 26-year-old man who died from drowning after jumping from a boat into Round Lake Sunday evening in Round Lake Beach. An autopsy showed that Luis Fernando Vazquez-Velazquez, 26, of Round Lake, died from drowning, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and […]