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State representative from Fox Lake files bill to prevent statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students

In response to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for California students, a state representative for the 64th house district, based in Fox Lake, is filing a bill to prevent such vaccine mandate in Illinois. State Representative Tom Weber, R-Fox Lake, is drafting the bill and expects it to be filed this week, according to his office. […]

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‘Hometown heroes’: 4 high school students on the way to homecoming help after witnessing crash in Fox Lake

Police say four high school students on their way to homecoming sprang into action after witnessing a vehicle crash with injuries in Fox Lake over the weekend. The Johnsburg Police Department said they would like to recognize Piper Damien, Dominik Drwila, Savannah Lorenz, and Damin Green, who are all Johnsburg High School students. The four […]

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Coroner identifies 30-year-old man found dead after falling off canoe into Mineola Bay in Fox Lake

The coroner has identified a 30-year-old man who was found dead after falling off a canoe into Mineola Bay in Fox Lake early Friday morning. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek has identified the man as Vinod Deonarine, 30, of Schaumburg. An examination conducted at the Lake County Coroner’s Office Monday showed that Deonarine’s death is […]

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Officials announce death of former police chief for Fox Lake and Algonquin police departments

Russell Laine, the former police chief for the Fox Lake and Algonquin police departments, has died, officials announced. He had 38 years of law enforcement service and was a Vietnam veteran. “It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of retired Chief of Police Russell Laine,” the Algonquin Police Department said on […]