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Officer ‘severely’ injured after squad collides with car while responding to call in Lincolnshire

A police officer was severely injured after his squad car collided with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call in Lincolnshire, officials said. The Lincolnshire Police Department and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 6:29 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Route 22 and Route 21 in Lincolnshire for a report of a vehicle […]

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Lifeguard rescues unresponsive person who nearly drowned in public pool near Vernon Hills

Paramedics and a lifeguard successfully revived a person who was unresponsive after nearly drowning in a public pool near Vernon Hills, officials said. The Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 5:14 p.m. Tuesday to Vernon Township Peterson Park Pool, 16652 North Buffalo Grove Road in unincorporated Vernon Hills. Fire officials said dispatch received a […]

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2 hospitalized after three-vehicle crash that left car fully engulfed in flames in Lincolnshire

Two people were hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash involving a dump truck that left one car fully engulfed in flames in Lincolnshire Monday afternoon. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District and Lincolnshire Police Department responded around 1:16 p.m. Monday to the area of Route 22 and Old Mill Road in Lincolnshire for a vehicle crash with […]

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Grand jury indicts man on attempted murder charge for hitting police officer with car in Lincolnshire

A grand jury has indicted a man on attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly hit a police officer with his vehicle and injured her in Lincolnshire. Michael J. Ockerman, 32, who has no permanent address, was initially charged last month with one count of aggravated battery of a peace officer, a Class 2 […]

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Police officer injured after being struck by reckless vehicle driving in circles in Lincolnshire

A police officer, who was on foot attempting to block traffic as officers pursued a reckless vehicle, was struck by the vehicle as the driver drove in circles on Milwaukee Avenue in Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Police Department received a call from a neighboring police department regarding a reckless driver traveling northbound on Milwaukee Avenue near […]

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Former staffer of U.S. Rep Brad Schneider pleads guilty to stealing almost $80,000 in taxpayer money

A former staffer of U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, whose district includes Lake County, has pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $80,000 in taxpayer money by falsifying paperwork, prosecutors said. Sterling Carter, 24, of Glenwood, Georgia, was employed as the director of operations for Schneider. The 10th District, represented by Schneider, includes a large part of Lake […]

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15-year-old boy wrongly charged with shooting store clerk in Waukegan says police offered him McDonald’s in exchange for confession

The 15-year-old boy who was wrongly charged with shooting a Dollar General employee in Waukegan said police offered him McDonald’s in exchange for a confession. Martell Williams, 15, was arrested on Wednesday and wrongly charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection to a shooting at Dollar General, 2613 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, on […]