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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 […]

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12-year-old boy dies after drowning at Illinois Beach State Park near Zion

A 12-year-old boy who was pulled from the water at Illinois Beach State Park last weekend has died, the medical examiner said. The Beach Park Fire Department and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police Department responded around 4:20 p.m. July 5 to the Illinois Beach State Park, 1 Lake Front Drive in unincorporated Zion. […]