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Lake Villa District 41 schools on soft lockdown due to school shooting threat circulating on social media

Police and school officials say they are investigating rumors circulating about a student “shooting up” a school that has prompted Lake Villa District 41 schools to go on soft lockdown. Lake Villa School District 41 sent an email to parents Wednesday saying that they were aware of the rumored threat. District 41 schools include Thompson […]

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Investigators believe boyfriend is primary suspect after 25-year-old woman found murdered in Lindenhurst

An Algonquin woman has been identified after investigators say she was found beaten to death inside her boyfriend’s home in Lindenhurst, just one day after he was killed in a crash. Kelly Hedmark, 25, of Algonquin, was last seen leaving her Algonquin residence on Yosemite Parkway on Sunday. Her family told police that she was […]

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Homicide investigation underway after woman found dead in boyfriend’s Lindenhurst home

A missing woman from Algonquin was found killed inside her boyfriend’s house in Lindenhurst, just one day after her boyfriend died in a crash, police said. The Algonquin Police Department recently began investigating a case involving a 25-year-old woman who went missing, according to Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli. The woman’s […]

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YMCA centers in Lake, McHenry counties will now require members to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Starting next month, all of the YMCA’s suburban locations, which includes ones in Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich and Lindenhurst, will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from everyone age 5 and older. YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Director of Communications Man-Yee Lee said the association’s 14 Y centers will begin enforcing the requirement using a two-phased approach. […]

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‘Demanded everything they had’: Man, woman robbed at gunpoint in driveway of Lindenhurst home

Police say they are searching for two suspects who robbed a couple at gunpoint in the driveway of a Lindenhurst home Sunday evening. The Lindenhurst Police Department responded around 5:30 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of Hazelwood Drive in Lindenhurst for a report of an armed robbery. Police said a man and woman were […]