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Juvenile driver taken into custody after police pursuit ends in Winthrop Harbor

Police pursued a reckless driver from Wisconsin into Illinois and arrested the juvenile driver in Winthrop Harbor after officers deployed spike strips Saturday morning. A Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer was on a dedicated traffic assignment around 10 a.m. Saturday. The officer was actively monitoring traffic in the 8200 block of South Sheridan Road. The officer […]

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Charges filed against alleged intoxicated driver who caused crash that left victim with critical injuries in Wadsworth

A Zion man has been charged after investigators say he was driving under the influence and ran a red light, causing a crash that left a victim in critical condition in Wadsworth. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Newport Fire Protection District responded around 4:15 p.m. on February 18 to the intersection of Route 41 […]

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Man suffers life-threatening injuries after reckless, speeding car runs red light and causes crash in Wadsworth

A 42-year-old man is in critical condition after another vehicle, which was reportedly driving recklessly and speeding, ran a red light and slammed into his car in Wadsworth. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Newport Fire Protection District responded around 4:15 p.m. Saturday to the intersection of Route 41 and Route 173 in Wadsworth. Sheriff’s […]

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Police arrest suspect wanted for hitting, injuring police officer with car during pursuit in Lincolnshire

Police in Iowa have arrested a suspect wanted for hitting and injuring a police officer with his vehicle as he fled from officers in Lincolnshire last week. Michael J. Ockerman, 32, who has no permanent address, was charged with one count of aggravated battery of a peace officer, a Class 2 felony. The Lincolnshire Police […]

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Police officer injured after being struck by reckless vehicle driving in circles in Lincolnshire

A police officer, who was on foot attempting to block traffic as officers pursued a reckless vehicle, was struck by the vehicle as the driver drove in circles on Milwaukee Avenue in Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Police Department received a call from a neighboring police department regarding a reckless driver traveling northbound on Milwaukee Avenue near […]

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Authorities identify innocent 72-year-old man killed by reckless driver in Fox Lake

The coroner’s office has identified a 72-year-old man who was killed after a high-speed reckless driver slammed into his car in Fox Lake Saturday evening. An autopsy showed Stephen Kamen, 72, of Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, Wisconsin, died from multiple blunt force injuries from a crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Fox Lake Police Department […]