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Coroner identifies toddler who died from drowning in backyard pool of Lake Villa home

The coroner has identified a 3-year-old boy who died from drowning in the backyard pool of a Lake Villa home Saturday evening. A preliminary autopsy showed that Zayden Zavodny, 3, of Lake Villa, died as a result of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Lake Villa Fire Protection District and Lake Villa […]

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‘Tragic accident’: Young child dies after being pulled from pool in Fox River Grove

Police say that a 5-year-old child was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in the backyard pool of a Fox River Grove home Friday morning. The Fox River Grove Police Department and Fox River Grove Fire Department responded around 6:35 a.m. Friday to the 1000 block of Lincoln Avenue. Fox River Grove Police Chief Eric […]

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Family says man that drowned at Illinois Beach State Park near Zion was former marine, police officer

A Beach Park man died Monday after he was rescued from Lake Michigan near Zion by Good Samaritans. His family said he was a former marine and police officer. The Zion Fire-Rescue Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:59 p.m. Monday to Isherwood Beach off of 17th Street in Zion for a report […]

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Authorities identify 35-year-old man who drowned in Lake Michigan near Waukegan

The coroner’s office has identified a Waukegan man who was pronounced dead early Sunday morning shortly after being rescued from Lake Michigan in Waukegan. An autopsy conducted Monday showed that Ivory Biggs, 35, of Waukegan, died of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 12:00 […]

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3 Lake County sheriff’s deputies honored for trying to save man who drowned near Zion

Three Lake County sheriff’s deputies were honored for their efforts in trying to save a 27-year-old man who drowned at the Illinois Beach State Park near Zion in July. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg recently awarded the deputies with the “Sheriff’s Lifesaving Award.” Deputies Matt Savage, Wayne McCracken and Stevan Georgevich were dispatched with the […]