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Gurnee police canines Hawk and Leo receive body armor donations from non-profit organization

Gurnee Police Department canines Hawk and Leo have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a donation from a non-profit organization sponsored by a private donor. The vests were donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Leah Beale.” Leah A. Beale, who is […]

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Gurnee police canines Hawk and Leo to receive body armor donations from non-profit organization

Gurnee Police Department canines Hawk and Leo will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a donation from a non-profit organization sponsored by a private donor. The vests were donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Leah Beale.” The vests were sponsored by […]

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Appeals court allows lawsuit to proceed against officer who fatally shot child’s support dog in Gurnee

A federal appeals court has ruled a lawsuit can proceed against a Gurnee police officer who fatally shot a child’s support dog while responding to a non-emergent call. The incident happened around 8 p.m. on July 26, 2019, after Steven Kailin called the Gurnee Police Department. A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for […]

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Gurnee police officer who responded to Woodfield Mall incident, Highland Park shooting awarded as Officer of Year

A Gurnee police officer who detained a driver that drove through Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and also responded to the Highland Park Fourth of July shooting has been awarded Officer of the Year. Gurnee Police Officer Phil Lewy was recognized as “Officer of the Year” earlier this month during a village board meeting. Lewy has […]

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Former Gurnee police officer sentenced to probation after being convicted of beating spouse in Winthrop Harbor

A former Gurnee police officer has been sentenced to probation after being convicted of beating his spouse, who prosecutors say he repeatedly threatened to kill, in Winthrop Harbor. Michael E. Stoner, 37, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged in June 2020 with two counts of aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two […]

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‘We will never forget you’: Gurnee Police Department announces death of retired canine

The Gurnee Police Department said they are deeply saddened to report that one of their retired police canines, who had seven years of service, has died. The department made the announcement Tuesday evening, announcing that canine Hunter passed away. Hunter retired in September 2021 after a seven-year career. He was deployed 903 times for detection […]

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Firefighters, police officers, dispatchers honored after 2 residents rescued from house fire in Zion

Firefighters, police officers and dispatchers were honored this week for their efforts in the rescue of two residents, one of which was critically injured, from a house fire in Zion in March. Zion Mayor Billy McKinney honored the first responders during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. Four Gurnee Police Department dispatchers, which dispatch 911 calls […]