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Lockdowns lifted after man attending court hearing learns of active warrant, flees out of courtroom in Waukegan

Lockdowns have been lifted after a man attending a court hearing found out he was wanted and fled from police on foot in Waukegan Thursday morning. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 36-year-old man went to the Lake County Courthouse Thursday morning. The man was […]

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Illinois Senate passes bill that would ban police from searching cars over marijuana odor

(The Center Square) – Senate Democrats in Springfield have advanced legislation that would prohibit law enforcement from conducting vehicle searches based on the smell of marijuana. With recreational marijuana now legal in Illinois for roughly the past three years, individuals also would no longer be required to store marijuana in an odor-proof container as they […]

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$100K bond for man captured by canine after crashing into police squad during burglary investigation in Lake Bluff

A North Chicago man is facing numerous charges after authorities say he hit a police car and nearly struck multiple officers in Lake Bluff while fleeing a burglary investigation. The Lake Bluff Police Department said an officer observed a vehicle driving without headlights on East Prospect Avenue around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officers located the vehicle […]

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Police canine tracks down suspect who burglarized vehicles in Lake Bluff, rammed police car

A North Chicago police canine tracked down a suspect who burglarized vehicles in Lake Bluff and rammed a police car while fleeing from officers Tuesday morning. The Lake Bluff Police Department said multiple burglaries to vehicles occurred in the 300 block of East Center Avenue early Tuesday morning. The incidents occurred between midnight and 1:10 […]

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Suspects who stole high-end cars from Barrington dealership also stole, totaled police squad car

A group of suspects who stole high-end cars from a Barrington car dealership over the weekend also stole a responding officer’s police squad and totaled it after crashing the vehicle. The Barrington Police Department responded around 8 a.m. Sunday to the Motor Werks, located at 1475 South Barrington Road in Barrington. Several vehicles were stolen […]

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2 charged after suspects steal high-end cars in Barrington, ram into police car and cause 4 crashes

Two have been charged after multiple high-end cars were stolen from a car dealership in Barrington, which resulted in four separate crashes, including a police car that was rammed. The Barrington Police Department responded around 8 a.m. Sunday to the Motor Werks, located at 1475 South Barrington Road in Barrington. Several vehicles were stolen from […]