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Roofing company that performed work in Lake County facing nearly $300K in fines after federal investigation

A roofing contractor is being fined nearly $300,000 after federal officials said the company exposed its workers to deadly fall hazards at job sites in the Chicago area, including Lake County. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said that Araujo Construction Corp faces $277,584 in proposed penalties. The proposed penalties […]

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Police investigating child sex abuse allegations against pastor at Lake Zurich church

Police have launched an investigation after the Archdiocese of Chicago earlier this month announced new allegations of child sexual abuse involving a Lake Zurich church pastor. Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, wrote in a letter to the community at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish in Lake Zurich on September 17 announcing a […]

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Pastor at Lake Zurich church once again asked to step away following new child sex abuse allegations

A pastor at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Parish in Lake Zurich has been suspended once again after two new allegations of child sexual abuse were reported, the archdiocese announced. Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, wrote in a letter to the St. Francis community on Saturday announcing a new investigation into Father David […]

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Resident escapes without injury after fire causes $400,000 to Lake Zurich home

Fire officials said $400,000 in damage was reported after a large fire left the residents of a Lake Zurich home displaced Wednesday afternoon. The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of Hidden Creek Road in Lake Zurich for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene in under […]

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Man threatened to kill officers before attacking one of them in Vernon Hills, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say a man threatened to stab and kill several officers before he advanced on one of them, pulling them to the ground Wednesday in Vernon Hills. Adam J. Niebuhr, 41, of Lake Zurich, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated assault of a peace officer, domestic battery, resisting arrest and criminal […]