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Over 40 Lake County police, fire departments go live with major 911 technology consolidation and improvements

Over 40 police and fire departments in Lake County underwent a major 911 technology overhaul and consolidation that officials say improves public safety in the county. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they worked with the Lake County Emergency Telephone Systems Board (ETSB) and Crowe LLP in 2019 to start the upgrade process of critical technology […]

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Felony charges filed against owner of The Boatyard in Antioch alleging she committed forgery, several thefts

The owner of The Boatyard in Antioch has been charged with felonies for allegedly committing forgery and stealing money from rental boat customers. Kristen Wooden, 36, of Antioch, was first arrested in July following a confrontation with a boat renter at The Boatyard, located at 42125 North 4th Avenue in unincorporated Antioch. The confrontation, which […]

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2 men hospitalized after being injured in separate motorcycle crashes hours apart in Lake County

Two men were hospitalized for injuries suffered in separate motorcycle crashes that occurred in Wadsworth and Long Grove just hours apart, sheriff’s officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Long Grove Fire Protection District responded just before 3 p.m. Saturday to the area of Lake Cook Road and Route 53 in Long Grove for […]

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Deputies recover replica gun, arrest man accused of burglarizing vehicles and trailers near Libertyville

Deputies found a replica gun and arrested a man who was caught burglarizing vehicles and trailers at a business near Libertyville early Monday morning. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 2:05 a.m. Monday from a property owner in the 19100 block of Route 137 in unincorporated Libertyville. The caller said he was […]

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‘Above and beyond’: Lake County sheriff’s dispatcher helps save life of man threatening suicide by train

Officials are crediting a Lake County sheriff’s 911 dispatcher with playing a significant role in saving the life of a man who was threatening suicide by train in Greek Oaks over the weekend. Lake County Sheriff’s 911 Telecommunicator Christy O’Dette received a 911 call around 11:25 a.m. Sunday from a man who was attempting suicide […]

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Coroner identifies 25-year-old man killed in high-speed crash that left pickup rolled over near Antioch

The coroner has released the identity of a 25-year-old man who was killed in a high-speed rollover crash that left a second man critically injured near Antioch Sunday evening. An autopsy performed Monday showed Guy Seelye, 25, of Antioch, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle crash, according to Lake County […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office says they have responded to 911 calls due to ‘Senior Assassin’ game

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says they have responded to several 911 calls regarding the “Senior Assassin” game as they issued a warning calling the game “incredibly dangerous.” The sheriff’s office said they have recently taken several 911 calls and responded to incidents involving Senior Assassin, as have other area police departments. The game involves […]