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‘Devastated and overwhelmed’: Neighbors fundraising for family displaced after Lake Villa home destroyed in fire

Neighbors are raising money for a family who is “devasted and overwhelmed” after they lost everything when their home became engulfed in flames near Lake Villa. The Lake Villa Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday to the 39300 block of North Cedar Crest Drive in unincorporated Lake Villa […]

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Huntley Police Department rallies to support officer whose 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer

Members of the Huntley Police Department are rallying to support the family of a fellow officer whose 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. The Huntley Police Department said Friday that Officer Brock Larkin’s 13-year-old daughter, Ky, was diagnosed with Germinoma. Germinoma is a rare form of brain cancer that also […]

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‘Devastated by this loss’: Community raising money for 20-year-old USIC worker struck and killed by car in Huntley

Over $16,000 was raised for the family of a 20-year-old USIC worker who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Huntley Monday afternoon. Joseph Zephries, 20, who was working with USIC, was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon while completing work along the roadway in the area of Main Street and Coyne Station Road in […]

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Over 500 people participate in Waukegan’s 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge in Lake Michigan

Officials say it was a milestone year for Waukegan’s annual Polar Bear Plunge event with over 500 people participating Monday morning to benefit individuals with disabilities. The Waukegan Park District and the City of Waukegan partnered to host the 25th Polar Bear Plunge on Monday. The event was held at the Waukegan Municipal Beach and […]

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Fundraiser started for former McHenry County police officer, current Kane County deputy critically injured in crash

Over $20,000 has been raised for a former McHenry County police officer, who now works as a Kane County sheriff’s deputy, who was critically injured in an on-duty crash last week. A fundraiser hosted by The Yard Foundation collected $20,500 as of Thursday for Kane County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Anderson and his family. The Kane County […]

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Waukegan Culver’s hosting fundraiser to raise money for families displaced in fire in Gurnee

The Culver’s in Waukegan is hosting a fundraiser this week to help donate money to the families who were displaced during a fire at a five-unit townhouse in Gurnee last month. The Culver’s restaurant, located at 850 South Waukegan Road in Waukegan, is hosting the fundraiser from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Wednesday. The restaurant […]