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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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No injuries reported after vehicle crashes into senior living facility in Vernon Hills

No injuries were reported after an SUV partially crashed into a room at a Brookdale senior living facility in Vernon Hills Friday morning. The Countryside Fire Protection District and Vernon Hills Police Department responded around 11:10 a.m. Friday to Brookdale Vernon Hills, 145 North Milwaukee Avenue, for a report of a vehicle crash. Firefighters arrived […]

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Firefighters extricate trapped driver after she crashed into tree at park in Libertyville

A woman was extricated from her vehicle and hospitalized after she drove her car off the roadway into a park, struck a bench and then crashed into a tree in downtown Libertyville. The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 3:23 p.m. Wednesday to Route 21 and Church Street for a report of […]