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Former executive director of Grayslake Chamber of Commerce faces federal charges for allegedly stealing $300K

A Round Lake Beach woman, who is the former executive director of the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, was indicted by the feds for allegedly stealing at least $300,000 in funds belonging to the chamber. Karen Christian-Smith, 56, of Round Lake Beach, was indicted Wednesday on six counts of wire fraud. Christian-Smith served as the executive […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest canines, Axel and Echo, graduate from intense training course

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said its newest canines, Axel and Echo, have graduated from an intense training course in Grayslake and will be sworn in soon. The two canines completed their eight-week training at TOPS Kennel in Grayslake on Friday, the sheriff’s office said. “Canines Echo, Axel, and their partners Deputy Gauer & Deputy […]

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Parent charged with attacking, injuring teacher at child education center in Grayslake

Felony charges have been filed against a Waukegan woman who prosecutors say attacked and injured a teacher at an education and daycare center in Grayslake. Tiarra M. Douglas, 27, of the 1400 block of North Metropolitan Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a school employee, a Class 3 felony. […]

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Congressman introduces legislation to rename Grayslake post office in honor of U.S. Army solider killed in line of duty

Congressman Brad Schneider has introduced legislation to rename the Grayslake post office in honor of a Lake County native and U.S. Army soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. Schneider (IL-10) on Friday introduced the bipartisan legislation to rename the post office in Grayslake to “Army Specialist Joseph ‘Joey’ W. Dimock II Post Office Building.” “On […]

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‘Kind, brilliant, ambitious’: Funeral service set for Grayslake teen killed in Oklahoma crash after storm chasing trip

A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday for the 19-year-old Grayslake man who was among three meteorology students killed in a crash in Oklahoma after storm chasing last month. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said that the victims in the incident were Nicholas K. Nair, 20, of Denton, Texas, Gavin A. Short, 19, of Grayslake, and […]

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No injuries after semi-truck hits live wires, tears two poles down in downtown Grayslake

No one was injured after a semi-truck got caught in live wires and tore down two poles in downtown Grayslake, damaging a business and a parked vehicle. The Grayslake Fire Protection District and Grayslake Police Department responded around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday to Hawley Street in front of Grayslake fire station #1 after a semi-truck got […]

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Former assistant Grayslake fire chief with almost 23 years of fire service dies at age 82

A long-time Grayslake firefighter, who served almost 23 years and was among the first members of Lake County’s dive team, died this week, the department announced. Larry “Gene” Hermon, 82, of Grayslake, died on Monday, according to his obituary. The Grayslake Fire Department announced Hermon’s death Friday “with great sadness.” Hermon was a member of […]