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Resident injured, transported to hospital after fire leaves house uninhabitable near Vernon Hills

Fire officials say a resident was injured and transported to the hospital after firefighters responded to a fire that left a home uninhabitable in Indian Creek near Vernon Hills. The Countryside Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:22 p.m. Friday to the 30 block of Circle Drive in Indian Creek. Countryside […]

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Coroner identifies elderly man killed in head-on crash that left dog, second man seriously injured near Zion

The coroner has identified a 72-year-old man who was killed in a head-on crash that left a second man and a dog seriously injured near Zion Tuesday morning. An autopsy performed Wednesday showed Harold Glasscock, 72, of Vernon Township, died as a result of blunt force injuries in a vehicle crash, according to Lake County […]

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Driver killed, 2nd driver and dog seriously injured after head-on crash near Zion

A 72-year-old man was killed and a second driver along with a dog were both seriously injured in a head-on crash near Zion Tuesday morning, sheriff’s officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Fire Protection District and Pleasant Prairie Fire Rescue Department responded around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to Russell Road between Interstate 94 and […]

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Charges filed against driver of Audi SUV wanted in fatal hit-and-run of 22-year-old man near Vernon Hills

Investigators say charges have been filed against a woman that was allegedly driving an SUV that struck and killed a 22-year-old Lake Forest College student near Vernon Hills in October. Lake County Sheriff’s Office traffic crash investigators concluded their investigation into the incident, which took hundreds of investigative hours, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief […]

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Family says Lake Forest College student killed in hit-and-run near Vernon Hills was ‘the most kind young man’

The family of a 22-year-old Lake Forest College student who died after being struck by a car near Vernon Hills is speaking out as police continue searching for the suspect in the case. An autopsy showed Wojciech Glowik, 22, of Glenview, died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. Banek […]

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Police release more information about vehicle in hit-and-run near Vernon Hills that critically injured man

Police have released sample images of the suspect vehicle that struck and critically injured a 22-year-old man near Vernon Hills before fleeing the scene. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 2:10 a.m. Saturday to the 200 block of Route 45 in Indian Creek near Vernon Hills. Lake County Sheriff […]