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18-year-old Deerfield High School graduate released after being taken hostage by Hamas arrives back home

A Deerfield High School graduate, who just turned 18, has arrived back home in the United States after she and her mother were taken hostage by Hamas last month. Yinam Cohen, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, confirmed on Monday that Natalie Raanan had returned to Chicago. “Her family members have been anxiously waiting […]

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U.S. President speaks to mother, Deerfield High School graduate released after being taken hostage

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with the recent Deerfield High School graduate and her mother, who were released Friday and are receiving medical treatment, after they were taken hostage by Hamas. “In response to Qatari efforts, Al-Qassam Brigades released two American citizens (a mother and her daughter) for humanitarian reasons,” the Hamas militant group said […]

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Hamas releases Deerfield High School graduate, mother almost 2 weeks after being taken hostage in Israel

A 17-year-old girl, who is a recent Deerfield High School graduate, along with her mother, have been released after they were taken hostage by Hamas in Israel. “In response to Qatari efforts, Al-Qassam Brigades released two American citizens (a mother and her daughter) for humanitarian reasons,” the Hamas militant group said in a statement Friday. […]

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Lake County officials, board members publicly condemn ‘horrific terrorist attacks’ on Israeli citizens

Lake County Board members and other officials in Lake County say they unequivocally condemn the “horrific terrorist attacks” on Israel as a Deerfield High School graduate remains held hostage. The officials issued a public statement Monday, just over a week after the Hamas militant group launched an attack on Israel. “Murdering innocent civilians is never […]

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Illinois State Police issues alert urging ‘vigilance, awareness’ after child stabbed to death in hate crime in Chicago suburbs

The Illinois State Police is warning residents to remain vigilant of hate crimes and “potential terrorism” after a Palestinian-American child was stabbed to death in the Chicago suburbs amid international conflict. The Illinois State Police (ISP) in a statement Sunday evening said they are coordinating statewide law enforcement communications and activity in response to the […]

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Recent Deerfield High School graduate, mother both still alive after being taken hostage by Hamas in Israel

A 17-year-old girl, who is a recent Deerfield High School graduate, and her mother are both reportedly still alive after being taken hostage by Hamas while visiting family in Israel. Deerfield High School Principal Dr. Kathryn Anderson sent a letter to the school community on Monday. Anderson said it was in “great sadness” to share […]

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Sheriff says extra patrols will be conducted at schools, houses of worship in Lake County following attack on Israel

The Lake County sheriff denounced the deadly attack this past weekend on Israel and said deputies will conduct extra patrols at schools and houses of worship in Lake County. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg issued a public statement Monday to the Lake County community. Idleburg referenced the Hamas militant group attack on Israel that occurred […]