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Specialized response team removes bariatric man through second floor of Round Lake Beach home

Over a dozen specialized fire department rescue technicians responded to remove a bariatric man, who was experiencing a medical emergency, through the second story of a Round Lake Beach home Saturday afternoon. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 1:40 p.m. Saturday to the 0-100 block of East Hawthorne Drive in Round Lake […]

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Former movie theater in Round Lake Beach found extensively damaged after break-in, police say

Police officers and firefighters responding to a fire alarm at the former Regal Cinema in Round Lake Beach early Sunday morning discovered the building was broken into and extensively damaged. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded at 2 a.m. Sunday to 550 East Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach for a fire alarm. […]

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Court documents say Richmond parents charged with murder knew child was experiencing overdose, failed to get him help

Newly unsealed documents say the Richmond parents charged with first-degree murder of their child knew the boy was suffering from an overdose and refused to promptly seek medical care. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Township Fire Protection District and Mercyhealth MD-1 responded around 10:50 a.m. on January 3 to the 9600 block of Hillandale […]

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National Guard soldiers based out of Woodstock remembered 15 years after being killed by IED

Three Illinois National Guardsmen who were based out of Woodstock, one of which lived in Round Lake Beach, are being remembered 15 years after they were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Friday was the 15-year anniversary of their deaths, according to the Illinois National Guard. Sgt. Christopher Abeyta, 23, of Midlothian, Spc. Norman […]

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2 armed men allegedly attempted to carjack victim at grocery store, fled from police in Round Lake Beach

Two armed men from Wisconsin attempted to carjack a victim at a Round Lake Beach grocery store Thursday afternoon and later fled from police, causing an officer to be injured, authorities said. Cadin Ziccarelli, 19, of Kenosha, Wisconsin was charged with one count of attempted aggravated vehicular hijacking, four counts of aggravated unlawful use of […]

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First-degree murder charges filed against parents after child dies of overdose from illegal drugs near Richmond

The parents of a 14-year-old boy have been charged with first-degree murder after the child died as a result of illegal drugs allegedly brought into his Richmond home by the parents. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Township Fire Protection District and Mercyhealth MD-1 responded around 10:50 a.m. on January 3 to the 9600 block […]

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Coroner rules child died from fentanyl, xylazine in Richmond home where parents were found with illegal drugs

The coroner said a 14-year-old boy who was found unresponsive last month at his Richmond home died as a result of illegal drugs, which prosecutors previously said his parents brought into the house. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Township Fire Protection District and Mercyhealth MD-1 responded around 10:50 a.m. on January 3 to the […]