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Students at Warren Township and Mundelein high schools stage walkouts and rally against mask requirements

Students at Warren Township and Mundelein high schools protested mask requirements today following a recent court ruling by a downstate judge. On Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow “deemed null and void” the governor’s emergency rules through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) concerning COVID-19 mitigations for schools. Schools impacted by litigation […]

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Gurnee man arrested after allegedly beating woman with handgun, strangling her in Round Lake Beach

Police arrested a Gurnee man after he allegedly beat a woman with his fist, hit her with a handgun and strangled her in Round Lake Beach, court documents show. Andrew G. Espino, 23, of the 3500 block of Keith Avenue in Gurnee, was charged with aggravated domestic battery using a deadly weapon, aggravated domestic battery […]

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Man partially ejected with apparent serious injuries during fiery crash in Gurnee

A man was partially ejected and believed to have suffered serious injuries during a fiery crash in Gurnee that left him and two others hospitalized Wednesday. The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to Washington Street east of O’Plaine Road for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries. […]

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Man charged with intentionally hitting, injuring 2 pedestrians with his car in Waukegan

A man has been arrested after he was charged with intentionally striking two pedestrians with a car in Waukegan, requiring them to be transported to the hospital. Antonio C. Hurtado, 52, of the 200 block of Bluff Court in Waukegan, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, three counts of aggravated battery, domestic battery and driving […]

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Snowfall to continue into evening as blowing winds make roads hazardous in Lake, McHenry counties

Vehicle crashes are being reported in Lake and McHenry counties as snowfall and blustery winds will continue into the evening hours Saturday. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the warning, which went into effect on Saturday at noon, will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday. The warning is in effect for Lake, McHenry, DuPage, […]

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Lake County Sheriff K-9 Ryker tracks down 2 suspects in separate incidents in less than 24 hours

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest canine, Ryker, helped capture two suspects in separate incidents in Lake County within the past 24 hours, police said. Lake County Sheriff Canine Ryker and Deputy Craig Somerville were called to assist other deputies at a residence in the 37000 block of North Delany Road in unincorporated Gurnee for […]