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Man escapes unharmed after car becomes partially submerged during flash flooding near Antioch

A driver escaped without injury after he crashed into a ditch during flash flooding, partially submerging his car along Route 45 near Antioch Monday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Antioch Fire Department responded around 6:20 p.m. Monday to Route 45 between Miller Road and Route 173 in unincorporated Antioch for a report of […]

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Wildfire burns 60 acres near Lindenhurst neighborhoods as firefighters work for nearly 2 hours to contain it

Over a dozen fire departments were called to extinguish a wind-fueled wildfire that burned around 60 acres of land near two Lindenhurst neighborhoods Sunday afternoon. The Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded around 12:10 p.m. Sunday to the 1800 block of Prairie Ridge Circle in Lindenhurst for a report of a grass fire. Firefighters arrived […]

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Man arrested after officers find loaded gun sitting in plain sight during traffic stop in Lindenhurst

A 19-year-old man was arrested after police stopped him for a minor traffic violation in Lindenhurst and spotted him with a loaded gun in plain view, officials said. Officers with the Lindenhurst Police Department conducted a traffic stop around 1:04 a.m. Thursday in the area of Route 45 and Rollins Road. Officers spotted the vehicle […]

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Retail theft suspect jumps 15 feet down into wetland area while fleeing police in Lindenhurst

Authorities say a retail theft suspect fleeing police made a daring escape attempt by jumping 15 feet down into a wetland before being tracked down by a sheriff’s canine in Lindenhurst. The Lindenhurst Police Department responded around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday to the Walgreens, 399 South Route 45 in Lindenhurst, for a report of a theft […]

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Suspect charged after Lake County car theft crew leads police on pursuit that ends in crash near Waukegan school

A Gurnee man has been charged after a Lake County vehicle theft crew led police officers on a chase that ended with one of three stolen vehicles crashing near a school in Waukegan. Alexion D. Agee, 18, of Gurnee, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, three counts of aggravated fleeing, speeding, failure to […]