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‘We are heartbroken’: Funeral arrangements announced for Grayslake battalion fire chief who died earlier this week

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Grayslake Battalion Fire Chief Mike Higgins, who died on Monday after serving on the department for 26 years. Visitation will be held next Friday at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 East Belvidere Road in Grayslake, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The honor guard will be standing by, Grayslake […]

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Grayslake Fire District mourns the loss of battalion chief who served on the department for 26 years

The Grayslake Fire Protection District announced with a “heavy heart” on Monday that Battalion Chief Mike Higgins, who served on the department for 26 years, has died. Higgins served 21 of those years as a full-time member. He was promoted from lieutenant to battalion chief for the department’s gold shift in September 2019. Higgins was […]

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

The U.S. House has passed Congressman Brad Schneider’s 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) introduced the bipartisan legislation in May to rename the post office in Grayslake to “Army Specialist Joseph ‘Joey’ W. Dimock II Post […]

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Judge denies bond reduction for militia member accused of threatening to kill people, found with arsenal of guns near Grayslake

A judge denied a bond reduction for a Grayslake man, who is reportedly a member of the Michigan Militia, arrested after prosecutors say he threatened to kill his family and was found with an arsenal of guns. RB Warrens, 49, of the 33400 block of Lakeshore Drive in unincorporated Grayslake, was charged with two counts […]

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Bond reduction denied for Grayslake man accused of threatening to shoot up school, dismember fellow students

A judge said “words have consequences” before he denied a bond reduction for a Grayslake man accused of threatening to shoot up a school, shoot a family with an assault rifle and dismember a girl’s body. Michael Y. Drees, 18, of Grayslake, is facing two counts of felony disorderly conduct. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney […]

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$750K bond for ‘Michigan Militia’ member accused of threatening to kill people, found with arsenal of guns near Grayslake

A judge ordered a Grayslake man, who is reportedly a member of the Michigan Militia, held on a $750,000 bond after prosecutors say he threatened to kill his family and was found with an arsenal of guns. A family member of RB Warrens, 49, of the 33400 block of Lakeshore Drive in unincorporated Grayslake, recently […]

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Law enforcement arrests Grayslake man who had dozens of guns, allegedly threatened to kill his family and police

Authorities say a Grayslake man, who is “anti-government” and had an arsenal of guns, is in custody after he allegedly threatened to kill his family and have a shootout with law enforcement. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the sheriff’s office received a report from a family member of RB Warrens, 49, […]

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Man seriously injured, 2 infants and woman also injured following rollover crash in Grayslake

A man was ejected and seriously injured during a rollover crash on Route 120 in Grayslake that left three others, including two infants, hospitalized Thursday. The Grayslake Fire Protection District and Grayslake Police Department responded around 6:42 p.m. Thursday to the area of Route 120 and Alleghany Road for a vehicle crash with injuries. Grayslake […]

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Coroner identifies 73-year-old man, says he died of natural causes before crashing into semi-truck in Grayslake

The coroner has identified a 73-year-old man and said he died of natural causes before crashing into a semi-truck on Route 120 in Grayslake Friday morning. An autopsy showed that James Bechtel, 73, of Grayslake, died of natural causes prior to being involved in a crash, according to Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton. […]