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17-year-old Antioch boy charged with murder after 2 fatally shot, 1 injured in Kenosha

A 17-year-old Antioch boy has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after he shot three people, killing two of them, during unrest overnight in Kenosha, authorities said. Kyle H. Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide by prosecutors in Kenosha. Rittenhouse was arrested by the Antioch Police Department Wednesday morning, law […]

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Gov. Pritzker adds Lake County, 4 other counties to disaster proclamation amid protests, looting

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added Lake County and four other counties to his disaster proclamation, which will aid local governments handling protesting, looting and civil unrest. Pritzker announced Wednesday afternoon that Lake, Peoria, Rock Island, Williamson and Stephenson counties were being added. His original proclamation issued on Monday included Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, […]

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Police prepare following social media reports of planned looting in Lake County

Police departments are warning businesses and residents to be cautious after social media posts surfaced threatening mass looting in Lake County. The Highland Park Police Department said that there are social media reports of looting expanding from Chicago into the suburbs. “Businesses and residents are advised to pay heed and take precautions. Your safety is […]

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Illinois sees 74 new COVID-19 deaths as protesters rally to reopen the state

State officials announced another 2,000 new coronavirus cases as protesters gathered throughout the state on Saturday to rally for reopening Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,088 new coronavirus cases and 74 additional deaths on Saturday. The state’s COVID-19 case total is now at 92,457 positive cases and 4,129 deaths. Laboratories have […]