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Car catches on fire inside garage, causes significant damage to home in Hainesville

No one was injured after a Hainesville home sustained significant damage when a car inside an attached garage caught on fire Monday morning, officials said. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Grayslake-Hainesville Police Department responded at 10:56 a.m. Monday morning to the 1-100 block of East Brittany Lane in Hainesville for a report […]

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Schools on lockdown as police manhunt continues for armed suspect who crashed car in Grayslake

Schools are on soft lockdown Monday as police continue their manhunt search for a suspect who is considered armed and dangerous after crashing a car in Grayslake Sunday evening. The incident began in Grayslake around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The suspect’s vehicle, a white Lexus RX 350 SUV, crashed into a tree in the 1400 block […]

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15 establishments in Lake County cited for selling alcohol to minors

15 establishments in Lake County were cited for selling alcohol to minors as a result of a countywide initiative in spring, officials said. The Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force said in a statement that police departments in seven Lake County towns participated in alcohol compliance checks. The task force was formed […]

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Coroner IDs driver killed after dump truck hit by Metra train, causing partial derailment in Hainesville

The coroner’s office has released the identity of a 41-year-old man killed after his dump truck was struck by a Metra train, causing the train to partially derail Monday in Hainesville. An autopsy performed Tuesday showed Jesus Castrejon, 41, of Wheeling, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle crash, according to […]

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Driver killed, train passenger injured after truck collides with Metra train in Hainesville

One person is dead and another was injured after a dump truck collided with a Metra train, causing the train to partially derail Monday morning in Hainesville. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and other emergency crews responded to the area south of Route 120 and Hainesville Road in Hainesville for a report of […]

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Man in critical condition after police officers rescue him from pond in Hainesville neighborhood

A man, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, is in “very critical condition” after being rescued by police officers from a pond in Hainesville early Monday morning, officials said. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Grayslake-Hainesville Police Department responded around 12:50 a.m. Monday to the 0-100 block of North Brittany Lane in Hainesville for […]