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Lake Zurich police to hand out gift cards instead of citations to help drivers repair vehicle violations

Police in Lake Zurich have launched a new program where officers will hand out gift cards to motorists instead of citations to help drivers repair vehicle equipment violations. The Lake Zurich Police Department partnered with Advance Auto Parts to launch the program, which is designed to increase roadway safety for local motorists in the area. […]

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Lake Zurich man, who was a healthcare company CEO, sentenced to year in prison for defrauding Medicare of $1.2 million

A Lake Zurich resident, who was the CEO of a healthcare company, has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for defrauding Medicare out of $1.2 million in a scheme, prosecutors said. Henry Smilie, 61, of Lake Zurich, pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud. Federal prosecutors said Smilie was the owner and chief […]

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Authorities say registered violent offender dressed up as Cub Scout, attended meeting with young children in Lake Zurich

A registered Violent Offender Against Youth is facing charges after he was accused of dressing up as a Cub Scout and attending a Scout meeting in Lake Zurich where young children were present, prosecutors said. Neil J. Pawelczak, 40, of the 2200 block of Aloha Drive in McHenry, was charged with two counts of violating […]

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Woman dies in hospital nearly a month after car, semi-truck crash on Route 12 in Lake Zurich

An 85-year-old woman died last weekend in the hospital after she suffered multiple injuries in a crash with a semi-truck in Lake Zurich last month, the medical examiner said. Eugenia Economos, 85, of Lake Zurich, died at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge Sunday evening, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The […]

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Detectives catch sexual predator living at residence near a school in Lake Zurich

Detectives arrested a sexual predator who was found living in close proximity to both a school and a church in Lake Zurich, the sheriff’s office said. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ari Briskman said detectives were recently conducting address verifications of registered sex offenders. A sheriff’s detective determined that Michael P. Feeney, 73, was not […]