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Portillo’s in Gurnee no longer accepting cash in drive-thru after armed robbery in restaurant’s drive-thru

The Portillo’s in Gurnee is no longer accepting cash from its drive-thru customers after an employee was robbed at gunpoint in the restaurant’s drive-thru in October. Portillo’s sent an email to its Gurnee customers on Monday notifying them about the change. The restaurant, located at 6102 West Grand Avenue, said it would only accept Visa, […]

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‘Truly devoted to community service’: Former North Chicago fire chief, Air Force veteran dies at age 91

Robert Sandahl Jr., who once served as the North Chicago fire chief, North Chicago alderman and served in the U.S. Air Force, has died at age 91 at his Gurnee home. The North Chicago Fire Department announced Sandahl’s death Monday afternoon. Sandahl died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Gurnee on Saturday, […]

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Suspected hit-and-run and DUI driver hospitalized in serious condition after driving SUV in field and crashing near Libertyville

A suspected hit-and-run and intoxicated man was hospitalized in serious condition after police say he drove his SUV in a field before going airborne and crashing near a Libertyville subdivision Sunday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 6:35 p.m. Sunday to the Brookhill Park subdivision in unincorporated Libertyville for […]

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Man arrested after stolen car hits police car, later leads police on pursuit that began in Chicago and ended in Gurnee

Officers arrested a man who allegedly fled from a stolen Dodge Challenger after police pursued the car in Chicago and a police helicopter followed it to Gurnee Tuesday evening. Tarion K. Fullilove, 18, of the 8900 block of South Crandon Avenue in Chicago, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled […]