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Road closure to go into effect as ‘big’ improvement project set to begin on busy Route 59 intersection in Fox Lake

County officials say a “big project” will soon begin with the year-long closure of Washington Street in Fox Lake as crews begin construction on a busy Route 59 intersection. The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) said Tuesday they will be closing Washington Street in Fox Lake to through traffic starting at 7 a.m. Monday. […]

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Pre-trial release denied for convicted murderer accused of DUI crash that left grandfather dead near Lake Villa

A judge ordered a Crystal Lake man, who is a convicted murderer, detained pending trial after authorities say he drove under the influence of drugs and crashed head-on, killing a grandfather near Lake Villa. The fatal crash occurred around 9:50 p.m. on February 3 on Route 59 south of Route 132 in unincorporated Lake Villa. […]

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‘Tragic death’: Crystal Lake man charged with DUI, causing crash that killed grandfather near Lake Villa

Police have announced charges against a Crystal Lake man who crashed head-on into another car while allegedly under the influence of drugs, killing a 73-year-old grandfather, near Lake Villa. The fatal crash occurred around 9:50 p.m. on February 3 on Route 59 south of Route 132 in unincorporated Lake Villa. Lake County sheriff’s deputies arrived […]

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81-year-old woman flown to hospital after being seriously injured, trapped following head-on crash in Antioch

An 81-year-old woman was flown to the hospital with serious injuries after she was trapped in her car following a head-on crash on Route 59 in Antioch Tuesday. The Antioch Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Antioch Fire Department responded around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday to Route 59 and Bowles Road for a vehicle crash […]

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Elderly man, elderly woman dead after rollover crash that left car severely damaged in Barrington

An 85-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman are both dead after a high-speed crash that left one of them ejected from their rolled-over car in Barrington Thursday afternoon. The Barrington Police Department, Barrington Fire Department and Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 10:40 a.m. Thursday to 633 South Hough Street in Barrington. Barrington Assistant Police […]

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Coroner identifies 73-year-old grandfather killed in crash caused by wrong-way driver near Lake Villa

The coroner has identified a 73-year-old grandfather who died after another driver, who was possibly impaired, crashed head-on into his car on Route 59 near Lake Villa. An autopsy performed Monday showed George Giannakakis, 73, of Ingleside, died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Lake County […]