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Attorney charged with stealing over $60K in donation money belonging to non-profit organization in Riverwoods

Police say an attorney was charged with felonies for allegedly stealing over $60,000 in donation money belonging to a non-profit organization in Riverwoods. The Riverwoods Police Department received a theft report in April 2023 from the past president of the Illinois House Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. Riverwoods Police Chief Bruce Dayno said the Illinois House […]

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Man allegedly threatens to shoot gas station employee after being denied sale of tobacco products in Riverwoods

Police say an 18-year-old man who was upset about being asked to produce identification to buy tobacco products threatened to shoot an employee at a gas station in Riverwoods. The Riverwoods Police Department responded around 3 a.m. last Sunday to the Thorntons gas station, 1055 North Milwaukee Avenue in Riverwoods, for a report of an […]

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Lake County-based Discover to be acquired by Capital One in massive $35 billion deal

Discover, the credit card giant headquartered in Lake County, announced Monday they are being purchased by Capital One for over $35 billion. Capital One Financial and Discover Financial Services, based in Riverwoods, entered into an agreement under which Capital One will acquire Discover in an all-stock transaction valued at $35.3 billion. “From Capital One’s founding […]

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Man wanted for retail thefts in multiple Lake County towns arrested during traffic stop in Riverwoods

A man wanted for allegedly stealing from Ace Hardware and Target stores in multiple Lake County towns was arrested Tuesday evening during a traffic stop in Riverwoods. Christopher Mazurek, 33, of Rolling Meadows, was pulled over by the Riverwoods Police Department at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday near Deerfield Road and Milwaukee Road for improper display of […]

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Man arrested after being wanted for stabbing two caregivers at nursing home facility in Riverwoods

Police in Will County have arrested a 71-year-old man wanted for stabbing two caregivers with scissors at a nursing home facility in Riverwoods, officials said. The Riverwoods Police Department and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 9:30 p.m. on October 19 to Elevate Care, 3705 Deerfield Road in Riverwoods. Riverwoods Chief of Police Bruce Dayno […]

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Driver arrested after allegedly hitting and injuring pedestrian with car, fleeing scene in Riverwoods

A 70-year-old man has been charged after authorities say he struck a pedestrian with his car, leaving him injured, and fled the scene in Riverwoods. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District and Riverwoods Police Department responded around 10:08 a.m. on September 14 to Riverwoods Road and Portwin Road in Riverwoods. Riverwoods Police Chief Bruce Dayno said […]

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Homeowner escapes after flames, smoke engulf garage attached to large home in Riverwoods

A homeowner was able to escape from their home after heavy flames and smoke engulfed the attached garage, destroying two cars inside, in Riverwoods Monday morning. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 7:20 a.m. Monday to the 1900 block of Rose Terrace in Riverwoods for a report of a structure fire. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection […]