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Round Lake Heights man charged with trying to meet up with child for sex acts in Gages Lake

A Round Lake Heights man was arrested after he tried meeting up with a child for sex in Gages Lake, but the “child” was actually undercover detectives, the sheriff’s office said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service concluded an investigation Tuesday. Julio Rojas, 61, of the 1800 […]

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15 establishments in Lake County cited for selling alcohol to minors

15 establishments in Lake County were cited for selling alcohol to minors as a result of a countywide initiative in spring, officials said. The Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force said in a statement that police departments in seven Lake County towns participated in alcohol compliance checks. The task force was formed […]

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Bodycam shows police officer rescuing dog from burning home in Round Lake Heights

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Newly released bodycam video shows a Round Lake Heights police officer rescuing a family’s dog from a house fire earlier this month. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and the Round Lake Heights Police Department responded […]