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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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Firefighters, canine teams say final goodbye to Lincolnshire-Riverwoods rescue canine in Johnsburg

Family, firefighters and canine teams said their final goodbye Sunday afternoon in Johnsburg before Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District Canine Irie was put down following a sudden medical diagnosis. “It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the early medical retirement of our Search and Rescue K9 and our firehouse dog,” the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District […]

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‘Great sadness’: Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District rescue canine forced to retire early due to kidney failure

A Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District search and rescue canine, who helped locate many missing people, has been forced to retire and is being put down after experiencing kidney failure. “It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the early medical retirement of our Search and Rescue K9 and our firehouse dog,” the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection […]

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Nurse charged with attempting to sexually assault disabled woman at assisted living facility in Lincolnshire

Prosecutors say a nurse was caught in the middle of attempting to sexually assault a woman, who is completely non-verbal, at an assisted living facility in Lincolnshire. Cristian Esteban, 23, of Des Plaines, was charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault of a handicapped person and aggravated battery of a handicapped person. Lake County Assistant […]

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Woman charged with intentionally starting house fire in Lincolnshire while her husband was inside sleeping

Officials say a woman intentionally started a fire at her Lincolnshire home with the intention to harm her husband, who was sleeping inside the home. Jisha M. Kurian, 34, of the 200 block of Dover Circle in Lincolnshire, was charged with aggravated arson, a Class X felony. The Lincolnshire Police Department and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection […]

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Portion of Route 22 in Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove to close for week due to road repairs

Officials say motorists should expect delays as crews shut down a portion of Route 22 in Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove for the week due to railroad crossing repairs. The Illinois Department of Transportation said that the repairs are being completed by the Canadian National Railroad to a crossing on Half Day Road east of Prairie […]

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No injuries after fire damages warehouse in Vernon Hills, prompts response of 9 fire departments

Firefighters, with the help of a sprinkler system, were able to extinguish a fire inside a large warehouse in Vernon Hills early Monday morning, authorities said. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 4:24 a.m. Monday to Automotive Keys Group, 633 Hickory Hill Drive in Vernon Hills, for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived to find […]

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Driver rescued by firefighters after truck drives into pond, becomes fully submerged in Vernon Hills

Firefighters rescued a driver and transported them to the hospital after they drove their truck into a pond in Vernon Hills, authorities said. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 7 a.m. Friday to the area of Fuji America Corporation, 171 Corporate Woods Parkway in Vernon Hills. Fire officials said dispatchers received a call for […]