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Illinois State Police tout revocation, denial of more than 4,000 FOID cards, claim it has averted ‘potential tragedies’

The Illinois State Police announced they have revoked over 4,000 Firearm Owners Identification cards this year from Clear and Present Danger reports, which they say has “averted tragedies.” The Illinois State Police (ISP) released data highlighting its Office of Firearms Safety reviews earlier this week. The office works to prevent potential firearm-related incidents by keeping […]

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Lawsuit filed against alleged driver in hit-and-run crash that killed Deerfield school board member in Highland Park

A lawsuit has been filed against the alleged hit-and-run driver who fatally ran over a Deerfield school board member while she was riding her bike in Highland Park. Maureen Wener, 49, of Deerfield, was riding her bicycle around 12:37 p.m. on June 2 near Deerfield Road and Piccadilly Road in Highland Park. Wener was struck […]

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‘Zero remorse’: Father of Highland Park parade shooter wears shirt saying ‘I’m A Political Pawn’ before arriving to jail

A judge threatened to hold the father of the Highland Park parade shooter in contempt after he showed up to court wearing a shirt that said “I’m A Political Pawn” before being taken to the jail to serve his sentence. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, arrived at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan Wednesday […]

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Multiple Lake County hospitals continue to receive ‘C’ grades after organization releases hospital safety ratings

A newly released report with safety grade ratings for hospitals in the country scored three out of five reviewed Lake County hospitals with a “C” grade, while others got an “A” grade. The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization, released its fall 2023 hospital safety grade results on Monday. The organization assigns a letter grade […]

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‘Sending a powerful message’: Lake County state’s attorney speaks after father of Highland Park shooter pleads guilty

The Lake County state’s attorney said a “powerful message is being sent” after the father of the Highland Park shooter was sentenced to 60 days in jail after taking a misdemeanor plea deal Monday. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, in mid-December with seven counts of reckless conduct […]

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Father of Highland Park shooter to go on trial Monday on reckless conduct charges for helping son get gun permit

The father of the Highland Park shooter appeared in court ahead of his trial on Monday where prosecutors will argue he helped his son obtain a gun permit despite knowing of his son’s violent ideations. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, in mid-December with seven counts of reckless […]

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2nd suspect charged in scam of extorting money out of elderly victims in Highland Park, Lake Forest

A second out-of-state man has been charged after prosecutors say they tried extorting thousands of dollars from elderly victims in Lake Forest and Highland Park by impersonating the victims’ family members. Jason D. Alvarez, 30, of Queens, New York, was charged with one count of theft by deception, a Class 2 felony. The Highland Park […]

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Bomb squad called after military device found washed up at nature preserve near Highland Park

Officials say the bomb squad was called after a military device was found along the shoreline at the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve near Highland Park, less than two months after the preserve reopened to the public. The Highland Park Police Department, Lake County Forest Preserves Police and Highland Park Fire Department responded around 1:20 p.m. Saturday […]