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‘A big success’: 250 sailors from Naval Station Great Lakes attend annual holiday dinner in Antioch

Dozens of volunteers and local businesses helped organize 250 sailors from nearby Naval Station Great Lakes to attend a holiday dinner in Antioch Saturday after last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19. The annual Antioch Community Sailors Dinner was held on Saturday at Antioch VFW Post 4551, located at 75 North Avenue, according to […]

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Medical examiner releases cause, manner of death after off-duty Lake County firefighter found dead in Chicago

The medical examiner said the sudden death of an off-duty Great Lakes Fire Department firefighter, who leaves behind three children, has been ruled a suicide. The Great Lakes Fire Department, based near North Chicago, announced the death of Lieutenant Jeffrey Peters on Sunday. “We are devastated by the loss of one of our own.” Chicago […]

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‘We are devastated’: Lake County’s Great Lakes Naval Fire Department mourns sudden death of firefighter

The Great Lakes Fire Department, stationed near North Chicago, announced that one of its firefighters, a 21-year veteran of the department, died suddenly Sunday morning in Chicago. “Today at Great Lakes Fire Department we are devastated by the loss of one of our own,” the department announced Sunday afternoon. Lieutenant Jeff Peters, who resided in […]

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Navy dad surprises daughter with celebration for birthdays he missed while serving country

“Good Morning America” helped a U.S. Navy father, who missed two of his daughter’s birthdays due to deployment, throw his daughter a “do-over” birthday party at Great Lakes Naval Base on Tuesday. Cody Hartman missed his daughter Emma’s sixth and seventh birthdays due to his deployment as a first-class petty officer in the United States […]

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U.S. Navy recruit tests positive for coronavirus after arriving Naval Station Great Lakes

A recruit who arrived at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, officials said. The U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command said in a statement that the recruit tested positive on Saturday and had arrived at the unit the week of March 16-20. The recruit is currently isolated […]