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Officers, firefighters, paramedics recognized for response to carnival accident that left boy critically injured in Antioch

The police officers, firefighters and paramedics who responded to a carnival ride accident in Antioch last month that left a boy critically injured have been recognized by the mayor. Antioch Mayor Scott Gartner honored approximately a dozen first responders during a board of trustees meeting on Wednesday. Gartner handed out certificates one-by-one to each officer […]

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Child critically injured in carnival accident in Antioch released from hospital as local businesses fundraise money

The young boy who was critically injured after being thrown from a carnival ride in Antioch has been released from the hospital and local businesses are coming together to raise money for him. The Village of Antioch said Wednesday they are collaborating with the local business community to offer support to 10-year-old Huntley Daniels. Various […]

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Community raises over $43K for family of Waukegan High School volleyball coach, counselor killed in shooting

The community has raised over $43,000 in a day for the family of a Waukegan High School volleyball coach and counselor who was fatally shot in Waukegan. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 10:36 p.m. Saturday to 10th Street and Lewis Avenue in Waukegan for a report of shots fired. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott […]

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Fundraiser created for Grayslake firefighter who suffered serious injuries during on-duty accident

The community is raising money for a Grayslake firefighter who suffered numerous serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, during an on-duty accident. Grayslake Fire Protection District Firefighter-Paramedic Josh Cokefair suffered the injuries in September. A hose ruptured during firehose testing at the fire station, according to Cokefair’s sister, Ashley Young. Cokefair suffered broken bones, […]

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Family that experienced serious crash 1 year ago now displaced from their McHenry home following fire

A family who experienced a serious crash a year ago has now been displaced from their home near McHenry following a fire that left one of the family’s pets dead Wednesday. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of Rand Drive in unincorporated McHenry for a call […]

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Local restaurant hosting fundraiser event for 8-year-old boy paralyzed in Highland Park shooting

A restaurant is hosting a fundraiser Sunday afternoon to raise money for Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old who was paralyzed in the Highland Park parade shooting. Whiskey River Bar and Grill in Glenview is hosting the event, which is $20 per person, from 1-6 p.m today. The fundraiser is family-friendly and features face painting, a magic […]