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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 […]

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Gurnee Police Department adding 2 new canines to department; seek students’ help in naming them

The Gurnee Police Department announced they are adding two new police canines to their department and are seeking students to help name the dogs. Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said that the new canines will arrive in the coming weeks, with an anticipated swearing-in occurring in June. A partnership with Gurnee Mills […]

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Gurnee Police Department announces retirement of department’s last K-9, Hunter

Just over two months after the retirement of canine Bear, the Gurnee Police Department announced their other canine, Hunter, is also retiring. Hunter is retiring after a seven-year career. He was deployed 903 times for detection and patrol assistance, the department said. Hunter assisted 25 agencies with tracking and K-9 demonstrations. He also assisted with […]