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‘Tragic accident’: Coroner identifies worker killed in machine accident at Gurnee manufacturing plant

Authorities have released the identity of a 29-year-old woman who was killed by a large machine while cleaning inside a manufacturing plant in Gurnee Thursday. An autopsy was performed Thursday on Leily Lopez-Hernandez, 29, of Waukegan, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The autopsy showed Lopez-Hernandez died of sharp force and crushing injuries, Banek […]

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Worker killed after being ‘impacted’ by machine at manufacturing plant in Gurnee

A female worker was killed early Thursday morning after she was “impacted” by a large machine inside a manufacturing plant in Gurnee, authorities said. The Gurnee Fire Department and Gurnee Police Department responded around 1:04 a.m. Thursday to the 1900 block of Swanson Court in Gurnee. Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor told […]

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‘A tremendous loss’: Fremont Township trustee identified as woman killed in Mundelein scooter crash

A Fremont Township trustee was identified as the woman who died after a scooter crash near Mundelein. Township officials called her death a “tremendous loss.” Patricia Stejskal, 65, of Mundelein, was taken off life support and declared dead Thursday evening following an accident. Stejskal was found with critical injuries in the 26200 block of North […]

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Man killed in head-on crash near Richmond ID’d

A 28-year-old man who was killed following a 3-vehicle crash in unincorporated Richmond Friday morning has been identified by the coroner. The man has been identified as Ernesto R. Silva, 28, of Wonder Lake. A preliminary investigation indicated that at approximately 5:45 a.m. Silva’s vehicle, a 2004 Lincoln Navigator SUV, was travelling eastbound on Route 12 east […]