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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 […]

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73-year-old man dies after wrong-way driver hits his vehicle head-on near Lake Villa

A 73-year-old man died after another driver, who was possibly impaired, drove into oncoming lanes and crashed head-on into his car on Route 59 near Lake Villa Friday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded around 9:50 p.m. Friday to Route 59 south of Route 132 in unincorporated Lake Villa […]

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Lake County police departments to participate in regional safety initiative on Route 59 on Monday

The Antioch and Barrington police departments, along with several other northern Illinois law enforcement agencies, will participate in a regional traffic safety initiative on Route 59 on Monday. The Naperville Police Department announced on Thursday that several police departments in northern Illinois, including two Lake County departments, will conduct a traffic safety initiative on Route […]

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Railroad crossing on Route 59 in Barrington to close in both directions for repairs

A busy section of Route 59 in Barrington will be closed in both directions for nearly a week starting this coming weekend so crews can repair a railroad crossing. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced the closure will take place on Route 59, also known as Hough Street, north of James Street. IDOT said […]

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Gov. Pritzker’s ‘Rebuild Illinois’ program bringing $24 million in improvement projects to Lake County

Six new road construction projects are set to begin or have already begun in Lake County after $24 million was invested in the region in part from Gov J.B. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois program. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the projects on Monday that are taking place in the western Lake County area. “With the […]