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‘A long road ahead’: Fundraiser started for McHenry family hospitalized after head-on crash in Fox Lake

A fundraiser was started for a McHenry family after the mother and two children were hospitalized following a head-on crash in Fox Lake last Sunday. A GoFundMe was organized by James Cassidy, a friend and neighbor of the Dayment family. The Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Fox Lake Police Department responded around 12:10 p.m. […]

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Family says 23-year-old man killed in Lake Villa crash had ‘gold heart that so many admired’

The family of a 23-year-old man killed while driving home from work in Lake Villa is being remembered by his family, who is raising money for funeral expenses. The Lake Villa Police Department and Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded around 10:01 p.m. Sunday to the 37000 block of North Route 83 in Lake Villa […]

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Fundraiser started for mother, 4-year-old son seriously injured in Woodstock crash

A fundraiser was started for a single mother and her 4-year-old son who was seriously injured after they were hit by a drunk driver near Woodstock. The crash also killed a woman and two dogs. Jeff Prien, who is the mother’s stepfather, organized the GoFundMe. Prien’s 27-year-old daughter, Taylor, was driving eastbound on Route 176 […]

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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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Fundraiser launched to support the children of young Waukegan mother who was murdered by her ex-husband

A fundraiser has collected $6,000 so far to help support a 29-year-old woman’s two kids after their mother was killed by her ex-husband on Valentine’s Day in Waukegan. An autopsy showed Meztli Galindo, 29, of Waukegan, died as a result of multiple sharp force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. Dispatchers received a […]