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Fundraiser started to support Crystal Lake family after mother gives birth, gets put into coma with COVID-19

A fundraiser was started to support a Crystal Lake family after a mother gave birth and had to be put into a coma while battling COVID-19. The GoFundMe was started by Kathryn Dominick Vitkus to help the Kelly family. Vitkus said that Samantha, the mother, was hospitalized with COVID-19. She went into labor and gave […]

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‘Our hearts will forever be torn’: $25,000 raised for family of 19-year-old man killed in Lake Villa crash

A fundraiser has collected almost $25,000 for the family of a 19-year-old Round Lake Beach man who was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle crash near Lake Villa. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:30 p.m. Sunday to Rollins Road west of Route 45 in unincorporated Lake Villa for a report of a […]

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Fundraiser collects over $45K for worker killed after falling through chimney at Waukegan school

Over $45,000 has been raised for the wife and two children of a masonry worker who died last weekend after falling down a chimney shaft while making repairs at an elementary school in Waukegan. The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Whittier Elementary School, located at 901 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan. Lake County […]

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‘Biggest and brightest smile’: Fundraiser started for father of three fatally shot in Waukegan

A fundraiser has been started for the family of a 24-year-old father of three who was shot and killed in Waukegan on Tuesday. An autopsy showed that Marshawn Pettis, 24, of Waukegan, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8 p.m. Tuesday to the […]