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Police in Lake County area on lookout for vehicle wanted in hit-and-run that critically injured pedestrian

Police in the Lake County area are on the lookout for a vehicle that struck and critically injured a pedestrian in Chicago before fleeing the scene. The Chicago Police Department distributed a police bulletin earlier this week regarding an attempt to locate a hit-and-run vehicle. The incident occurred last Saturday around 3:49 a.m. in the […]

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Grand jury files additional charges against woman accused of running over Deerfield school board member, leaving her to die

A grand jury has filed additional charges against a woman accused of fatally striking a Deerfield school board member with her car and fleeing in Highland Park last summer. Melanie A. Hass, 37, of Mundelein, was initially charged in December with one count of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, a Class 1 felony. […]

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Arlington Heights man processed, released from custody after being charged in fatal hit-and-run in Lake Zurich

An Arlington Heights man was processed and released from custody after he was charged with fatally hitting a pedestrian with his car and fleeing the scene in Lake Zurich. The Lake Zurich Police Department responded around 11:43 p.m. on December 17, 2022, to the 700 block of South Rand Road in Lake Zurich. Lake Zurich […]

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Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run of Deerfield school board member released from custody after prosecutors fail to request her held

A judge released a woman who was charged with fatally striking a Deerfield school board member with her car and fleeing in Highland Park after prosecutors did not request her to be held. Melanie A. Hass, 37, of Mundelein, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash, a Class 1 felony. The Highland […]

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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 […]