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‘Doing one of the things he loved most’: Family remembers Lake Villa hunter who drowned on Fourth Lake

The family of a 60-year-old man, who went missing while hunting on Fourth Lake before being found dead, says the man had just celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary and was recently retired. Preliminary autopsy results showed Patrick R. Serzynski, 60, of Lake Villa, died as a result of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer […]

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Coroner positively identifies body recovered as Lake Villa hunter who went missing on Fourth Lake

The coroner has positively identified a body recovered Saturday as the 60-year-old man who went missing while hunting on Fourth Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa. Preliminary autopsy results showed Patrick R. Serzynski, 60, of Lake Villa, died as a result of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. Serzynski was reported missing around 1:30 […]

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Body believed to be missing Lake Villa hunter recovered from Fourth Lake five days after his disappearance

Search crews on Saturday recovered a body believed to be the Lake Villa hunter who went missing five days ago while on Fourth Lake, authorities said. Patrick R. Serzynski, 60, of unincorporated Lake Villa, was reported missing around 1:30 p.m. Monday. Sheriff’s deputies learned Serzynski was hunting on Fourth Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa, Lake […]

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Officials believe missing Lake Villa hunter fell off his boat into Fourth Lake as third day of searches yield no results

Sheriff’s officials suspect a 60-year-old hunter fell into the water from his boat before his disappearance Monday. Crews searched for him for a third day in unincorporated Lake Villa Wednesday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 p.m. Monday to a report of a missing person. Deputies learned Patrick R. Serzynski, 60, of unincorporated […]

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Second day of searches resume for hunter who went missing on Fourth Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa

Emergency crews on Tuesday resumed their second day of searching by water and land for a 60-year-old hunter who went missing in unincorporated Lake Villa Monday morning. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 p.m. Monday to a report of a missing person. Deputies learned Patrick R. Serzynski, 60, of unincorporated Lake Villa, was […]

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Active water, land search underway for 60-year-old hunter who went missing near Lake Villa

Emergency crews were actively searching by land and water for a 60-year-old hunter who went missing in unincorporated Lake Villa Monday morning, officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 p.m. Monday to a report of a missing person. Deputies learned a 60-year-old man was hunting on Fourth Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa, […]

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Woman arrested for allegedly using large sword to slice man’s hand, causing serious injury near Lake Villa

A Lake Villa woman was arrested after she allegedly used a large sword to slice a man’s hand, causing a severe laceration during an argument near Lake Villa, prosecutors said. Francine T. Casarez, 48, of Lake Villa, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The Lake County […]

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‘Will forever inspire and guide us’: Former Lake Villa mayor who served in position for 24 years dies at age 78

Village officials announced that former Lake Villa Mayor Frank Loffredo, who served in the position for 24 years, died on Wednesday at the age of 78. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and community leader, former Mayor Frank Loffredo,” the Village of Lake Villa […]

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‘Highly suspicious’: 2 houses fully engulfed in flames, destroyed just an hour apart in Lake Villa

Police and fire officials are investigating “highly suspicious” fires that engulfed two different abandoned houses in Lake Villa just an hour apart Friday evening. The Lake Villa Police Department and Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded around 9:45 p.m. Friday to the area of Monaville Road and Cedar Lake Road. Multiple 911 callers reported the […]