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‘Lives have undoubtedly been saved’: Lake County police social worker program records successful first year

A newly-created team consisting of multiple Lake County police departments and social workers helping with crisis outreach handled over 1,000 requests in its first year. The multi-agency Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COaST) initiative launched in January 2022. It consists of members from the Gurnee Police Department, Lake Forest Police Department, Libertyville Police Department, Lincolnshire […]

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Police seek help in identifying group that vandalized Metra train station in Lake Forest

Police say they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a group of young men who vandalized a restroom at a train station in Lake Forest on Friday. The Lake Forest Police Department said the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday. A Metra train had just offloaded passengers at the Lake Forest West Side Train […]

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Suspicious package prompts lockdown at Chicago Bears facility Halas Hall in Lake Forest

A suspicious package prompted an hour-long lockdown Wednesday at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, which is the practice facility for the Chicago Bears, officials said. Chicago Bears Vice President of Communications Brandon Faber​ told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a suspicious package was discovered Wednesday morning. The package, which was unmarked, was relocated to […]

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Prosecutors say man charged in connection with Highland Park man’s beach death violated bond conditions

A man who is out on bond after being charged in connection with a September homicide at Fort Sheridan Beach near Highland Park allegedly violated his bond conditions, prosecutors said. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Ben Dillon said in court that Jacob Firestone, 18, of Highland Park, recently tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl, which […]

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Woman arrested after police pursuit of stolen vehicle in Lake Forest ends in Lake Bluff

A Chicago woman is in custody after she led police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle that ended in Lake Bluff Saturday evening, authorities said. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said in bond court Sunday that officers spotted a vehicle in traffic in Lake Forest. The vehicle, a white Chevrolet Captiva, matched […]

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Lake Forest firefighter honored for leading police to hit-and-run suspect who left victim seriously injured

A fire lieutenant was recognized for helping lead police to the driver who hit a former police and fire commissioner and fled the scene, leaving the victim seriously injured in Lake Forest. The Lake Forest Fire Department announced on Wednesday that Lt. Erik Kositzki was recently honored at a Lake Forest police dinner. Officials said […]

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$1.2 million bond for Highland Park man charged in arson fire while out on bond in Fort Sheridan Beach homicide

A man is being held on a $1.2 million bond after prosecutors charged him in an arson fire in Lake Forest, which occurred while he was out on bond in connection with the Fort Sheridan Beach homicide. Nicholas M. Caban, 20, of the 3400 block of Dato Avenue in Highland Park, was remanded to the […]