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‘Lives are needlessly lost’: State police remind motorists to buckle up, drive sober on Thanksgiving

State police are reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober on Thanksgiving after 10 people were killed in crashes in Illinois last Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police said motorists will see hundreds of additional seat belt enforcement zones and other enforcement patrols. Officers will be looking for […]

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‘Completely preventable’: Jury convicts man who drove under influence, fatally struck pedestrian in Ingleside

A man who swerved off the road while driving and fatally struck a pedestrian walking in Ingleside has been convicted by a jury of driving under the influence with eight drugs in his system. The crash happened around 6:40 p.m. on June 3, 2021, near Route 59 and Stanton Point Road in Ingleside. Sheriff’s deputies […]

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Man found hiding in shed after allegedly fleeing from police at high rate of speed in Highland Park

Prosecutors say a man, who was allegedly driving drunk, fled from Highland Park police at a high rate of speed and was later found hiding in a shed in Highwood on Wednesday. Gabriel Deita-Ortega, 34, of Highwood, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a revoked […]

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Man out on bond for 2 active DUI cases arrested after allegedly causing drunk driving crash in Buffalo Grove

A man who was on probation for two DUI cases earlier this year was arrested last weekend after he allegedly caused a t-bone crash while drunk in Buffalo Grove, prosecutors said. Kevin Fallon, 68, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence (third offense), aggravated driving under the influence with a suspended license, improper left […]

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Man accused of pointing gun at another vehicle, threatening to shoot driver before fiery crash near Waukegan

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Beach Park man after he was involved in a fiery crash near Waukegan moments after he allegedly pointed a gun at another vehicle and threatened to shoot the driver. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 10:20 p.m. Friday to a call of a single-vehicle crash on Delany Road north of […]

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Judge sentences Waukegan man to 3 years of periodic imprisonment for DUI crash into building that killed passenger

A Waukegan man was sentenced to three years of periodic imprisonment for driving under the influence when he crashed into a building in Beach Park in 2019, killing his 23-year-old passenger. Juan C. Aguiar, 39, of the 1100 block of Mary Jane Lane in Waukegan, was charged in January 2020 with two counts of aggravated […]