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‘A big success’: 250 sailors from Naval Station Great Lakes attend annual holiday dinner in Antioch

Dozens of volunteers and local businesses helped organize 250 sailors from nearby Naval Station Great Lakes to attend a holiday dinner in Antioch Saturday after last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19. The annual Antioch Community Sailors Dinner was held on Saturday at Antioch VFW Post 4551, located at 75 North Avenue, according to […]

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Medical examiner releases cause, manner of death after off-duty Lake County firefighter found dead in Chicago

The medical examiner said the sudden death of an off-duty Great Lakes Fire Department firefighter, who leaves behind three children, has been ruled a suicide. The Great Lakes Fire Department, based near North Chicago, announced the death of Lieutenant Jeffrey Peters on Sunday. “We are devastated by the loss of one of our own.” Chicago […]

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‘We are devastated’: Lake County’s Great Lakes Naval Fire Department mourns sudden death of firefighter

The Great Lakes Fire Department, stationed near North Chicago, announced that one of its firefighters, a 21-year veteran of the department, died suddenly Sunday morning in Chicago. “Today at Great Lakes Fire Department we are devastated by the loss of one of our own,” the department announced Sunday afternoon. Lieutenant Jeff Peters, who resided in […]

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Lockdown at Naval State Great Lakes lifted after ‘gate runner’ breached security checkpoint

Naval Station Great Lakes was placed on lockdown Friday while local, state and federal law enforcement searched the area for a vehicle, driven by a base employee, who did not provide credentials at a security gate. “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! ALL PERSONNEL, LOCKDOWN. TAKE COVER IN NEAREST BUILDING OR STRUCTURE. AWAIT INSTRUCTION. ALL GATES ARE CLOSED,” […]