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CBCC closes as over 50 inmates, correctional officers test positive for COVID-19 in outbreak at Lake County Jail

Nearly 60 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19 in a virus outbreak at the Lake County Jail, causing the Community Based Correction Center to temporarily close. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said three out of 19 inmates serving sentenced time in the Community Based Correction Center (CBCC) tested positive […]

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14 inmates, 7 corrections officers test positive for COVID-19 in latest outbreak at Lake County Jail

Sheriff’s officials said they are monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak at the Lake County Jail after 14 inmates and seven corrections officers tested positive for the virus. Four inmates and three corrections officers tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli. As of Monday morning, an additional […]

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Charity donates bullet, stab protective vests to 4 of 5 Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines

Four of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s five canines will be getting bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from a non-profit organization. Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines Ryker, Danno, Dax and Duke will receive the vests, which are being donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Canine Boomer will not be […]

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No injuries after freight train hits vehicle that drove around crossing gates near Mundelein

Police cited the driver of a minivan after he tried driving around a railroad crossing gate and his vehicle was struck by a freight train Sunday near Mundelein. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Zurich Fire Department and Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 1:30 p.m. Sunday to Gilmer Road near Indian Creek Road in […]

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64-year-old woman dies after suffering serious injuries in two-vehicle crash near Gurnee

Police say what initially appeared to be a minor traffic crash near Gurnee quickly turned serious after a woman suffered from paralysis and later died Saturday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 12 p.m. Saturday to the intersection of Route 41 and Stearns School Road in unincorporated Gurnee for a […]