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Coroner identifies 79-year-old man found dead inside truck submerged in Des Plaines River near Gurnee

The coroner has released the identity of a 79-year-old man who was found dead inside a partially submerged pickup truck after he drove into the Des Plaines River near Gurnee. An autopsy performed Friday showed Antoine Pierre, 79, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner […]

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‘So grateful for the community’s support’: Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Dax continuing to improve physically after injury

Authorities anticipate being able to share more information about Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax next week as he continues to improve physically and is “so grateful” for the community’s support. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning that Dax continues to improve physically and he “has been so grateful for the community’s support!” “He’s […]

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Waukegan man suffers apparent serious injuries after fleeing police in Wisconsin, rolling car over

A Waukegan man was injured and flown to the hospital after he fled from police in Wisconsin before rolling his car over multiple times, authorities said. The Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Police Department said Saturday morning that they had a driver flee from their officers the prior evening. The 38-year-old Waukegan man lost control of his […]

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‘Long road to recovery’: Injured Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax improving as diagnosis remains unclear

Authorities say injured Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax has a “long road to recovery” but his diagnosis is still unknown as they released a video Friday of him undergoing rehab. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office published a “Happy Friday Update” and said Dax is continuing rehabilitation. He has regained some mobility in his hind legs, […]

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Injured Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax ‘in great hands,’ grateful for community support as treatment continues

Officials said Tuesday that Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax is thankful for his cards and well wishes as he continues to receive treatment after being injured earlier this month. Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax and his handler Deputy John Forlenza were requested to track a fleeing suspect early in the morning on March 4. The […]