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$300K bond for self-admitted Latin Kings gang member who allegedly demanded money, battered stepfather in Mundelein

A self-admitted Latin Kings gang member was charged after prosecutors say he demanded money from his stepfather and battered him in Mundelein, causing multiple injuries. Carlos Velasquez, 21, of Mundelein, was charged with two counts of domestic battery, one count of interfering with the reporting of domestic violence and one count of mob action. The […]

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Mundelein police find 3 guns, including AK pistol, during traffic stop where drugs were recovered

Two people were arrested after police found three guns, including an AK pistol, along with two pounds of marijuana in a car during a traffic stop in Mundelein. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said officers with the Mundelein Police Department conducted a traffic stop last Saturday. The officers stopped Axel Rosales, 21, after […]

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‘Selfless act’: Off-duty Mundelein firefighter awarded for saving life of unresponsive child injured in tollway crash

A Mundelein firefighter-paramedic received an award Monday for saving the life of a 3-year-old girl, who was unresponsive and critically injured in a crash, while he was off-duty. Firefighter-Paramedic Dan Buhrmester was on his way home from dropping his children off at a birthday party on September 11, according to Dr. Ben Feinzimer, the director […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax saves missing woman’s life after tracking her down, finding her unconscious near Mundelein

Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Dax tracked down a missing woman and found her unconscious near Mundelein. Authorities say the outcome could have been “drastically different” had he not located her. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:35 p.m. Sunday to a residence in unincorporated Mundelein for a report of a missing person. Sheriff’s deputies […]

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Outside fire causes minor damage to Gilmer Road House restaurant in Mundelein

No one was injured after an outside fire caused minor damage to the Gilmer Road House restaurant near Mundelein Sunday afternoon, fire officials said. The Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 12:15 p.m. Sunday to Gilmer Road House, 25792 North Midlothian Road in unincorporated Mundelein. Crews received a call for a report of a structure […]