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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 […]

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Waukegan woman killed, man injured after reckless vehicle slams into pole in Gurnee

A Waukegan woman died and a man was injured after the vehicle they were in was driving recklessly and crashed into a pole in Gurnee Thursday evening, police said. The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 11:15 p.m. Thursday to Tri-State Parkway and Centerpoint Court in Gurnee for a report of a […]

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Waukegan man dies after crashing his car into light pole near Six Flags in Gurnee

A 68-year-old man from Waukegan died early Friday morning after he crashed his car into a light pole near Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 2:20 a.m. Friday to the intersection of Grand Avenue and Six Flags Parkway for a single-vehicle crash with injuries. Gurnee […]

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Lake County police departments host annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event to give children holiday presents

Police departments throughout Lake County are hosting their annual “Shop with a Cop” this month to provide children with clothing and toys during the holiday season. The Antioch Police Department held their 18th annual Shop with a Cop event Thursday evening at the Antioch Walmart. The department partnered with Raymond Auto Group of Antioch and […]

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‘Groundbreaking initiative’: 7 Lake County police departments partner together to have social workers respond to mental health calls

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced a new pilot program with six other police departments in Lake County that will pair social workers with officers when responding to mental-health calls. The Gurnee Police Department, Lake Forest Police Department, Libertyville Police Department, Lincolnshire Police Department, Mundelein Police Department, Vernon Hills Police Department and the Lake County […]