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New federal law will require cars to monitor for impaired driving, in part due to McHenry mother who pushed for legislation

Car manufacturers will soon be required to install impaired driving prevention technology in new cars in part because of a McHenry mother, who pushed for the legislation after her son was killed by a drunk driver. Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly and other community stakeholders held a press conference Monday regarding the safety and […]

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Driver arrested for DUI, passenger hospitalized after car snaps utility pole in half near Crystal Lake

A Waukegan woman was charged with driving under the influence after she crashed into a utility pole near Crystal Lake, causing the pole to snap in half and her passenger to be injured. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Nunda-Rural Fire Protection District responded around 3:18 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of Route 176 and […]

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Alleged drunk driver with 1-year-old in her car flees after crashing into another vehicle in Beach Park

A woman allegedly driving drunk with a 1-year-old in her backseat crashed into another vehicle, leaving the toddler injured on Saturday in Beach Park, police said. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy on patrol spotted a head-on crash that had just occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli. […]