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Grayslake man charged with stabbing girlfriend, escaping police custody at hospital in Libertyville

A Grayslake man who allegedly attacked and stabbed his girlfriend was tracked down by a Lake County sheriff’s canine after he escaped police custody at a hospital in Libertyville. Mark Mortensen, 42, of the 33600 block of North Evergreen Drive in unincorporated Grayslake, was charged with three counts of aggravated domestic battery, escape and resisting […]

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Coroner releases cause of death for 26-year-old man found dead in Libertyville house fire

Authorities have released the cause of death and identity for a 26-year-old man who was found dead in a suspicious house fire in Libertyville last week. The incident happened around 3:22 a.m. Friday when a Libertyville police officer on routine patrol spotted the fire, according to Libertyville Police Department Lt. Matt Goze. Goze said the […]

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18-year-old man in critical condition after being stabbed near Libertyville

The sheriff’s office said an 18-year-old man is in critical condition after he was stabbed with his own knife by another man that disarmed him in unincorporated Libertyville Tuesday morning. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred in the 16200 block of West Des Plaines Drive in unincorporated Libertyville. Sheriff’s deputies responded to […]

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Major Crime Task Force investigating after person found dead in Libertyville house fire

The Major Crime Task Force and state fire marshal’s office are investigating after a victim was found dead following a house fire in Libertyville early Friday morning. The incident happened around 3:22 a.m. Friday when a Libertyville police officer on routine patrol spotted the fire, according to Libertyville Police Department Lt. Matt Goze. Goze said […]

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Peterson Road in Libertyville to be closed at Metra train bridge for 2 weeks

Both lanes of Peterson Road underneath the Metra train bridge in Libertyville will be closed for two weeks starting on Monday for a project, IDOT announced. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) said that cleaning and painting will be done on the bridge that carries the Metra Milwaukee District North Line trains over Peterson Road […]

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Authorities identify 35-year-old man who was struck and killed by Metra train in Libertyville

The coroner’s office has identified a 35-year-old Libertyville man who was struck and killed by a Metra train on Tuesday in Libertyville. An autopsy showed that Christopher Wagner, 35, of Libertyville, died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 8:30 a.m. […]

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Man killed after being struck by Metra train in Libertyville

Metra trains on the Milwaukee District North Line are experiencing extensive delays after a man was struck and killed by a Metra train Tuesday morning in Libertyville. The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 1000 block of Wellington Avenue. Libertyville Police Department Sgt. Jason Kapusinski said officers […]

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Dashcam video shows moment reckless driver crashes into car, semi-truck near Libertyville

A dashcam video captured the moment an SUV slammed into another car and a semi-truck, causing the truck to jackknife on Tuesday in Libertyville. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they received a 911 call of a multiple-vehicle crash with injuries around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday on Route 137 east of Interstate 94 in unincorporated Libertyville. […]