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3 officers receive award for saving the life of unresponsive inmate in Lake County corrections center

Three correctional officers were recently honored by the Lake County sheriff for saving the life of an inmate who became unresponsive after overdosing as he arrived at a corrections center in Lake County. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg presented Corrections Sergeant Timothy Specht, Corrections Officer Daniel Pennington and Corrections Officer John Venetsanakos with the Sheriff’s […]

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83-year-old man in critical condition after car hits several trees, sustains significant damage in Wadsworth

Sheriff’s officials say an 83-year-old man is in critical condition after he possibly suffered a medical emergency and crashed into several trees in Wadsworth Monday evening. The Newport Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:30 p.m. Monday to the 39500 block of North Dilleys Road in Wadsworth for a report of […]

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Round Lake Heights man charged with trying to meet up with child for sex acts in Gages Lake

A Round Lake Heights man was arrested after he tried meeting up with a child for sex in Gages Lake, but the “child” was actually undercover detectives, the sheriff’s office said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service concluded an investigation Tuesday. Julio Rojas, 61, of the 1800 […]

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Lake County sheriff’s canine tracks for half-mile before locating suspect who allegedly burglarized car in Ingleside

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Danno tracked for a half-mile and located a 45-year-old man who fled the scene after allegedly burglarizing a vehicle in Ingleside, authorities said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3:50 p.m. Sunday to the 26700 block of West Nippersink Road in Ingleside for a report of a burglary in progress. […]

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Suspected hit-and-run and DUI driver hospitalized in serious condition after driving SUV in field and crashing near Libertyville

A suspected hit-and-run and intoxicated man was hospitalized in serious condition after police say he drove his SUV in a field before going airborne and crashing near a Libertyville subdivision Sunday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 6:35 p.m. Sunday to the Brookhill Park subdivision in unincorporated Libertyville for […]