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Grayslake police publicly identify suspect wanted in crime spree as manhunt continues

Grayslake police have publicly identified a 43-year-old man wanted in a crime spree, including an armed robbery at Portillo’s in Gurnee, as a manhunt continues for him Monday evening. Eric J. Gatlin, 43, whose last known address was in Elgin, is being sought by police following multiple incidents in Lake County and Cook County, according […]

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Schools on lockdown as police manhunt continues for armed suspect who crashed car in Grayslake

Schools are on soft lockdown Monday as police continue their manhunt search for a suspect who is considered armed and dangerous after crashing a car in Grayslake Sunday evening. The incident began in Grayslake around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The suspect’s vehicle, a white Lexus RX 350 SUV, crashed into a tree in the 1400 block […]

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Police responding to ‘active threat’ at Antioch Community High School

The Antioch Community High School is on lockdown as officers respond to a report of an “active threat” Friday afternoon, officials said. The Antioch Police Department responded around 1:30 p.m. Friday to the Antioch Community High School, 1133 Main Street in Antioch. Police received a report of an “active threat” at the high school, Village […]

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2 students arrested following fireworks prank that sparked shooting scare at Zion-Benton Township High School

Two students were arrested Monday following a fireworks prank that caused a shooting scare at Zion-Benton Township High School, prompting a major police response to the school. Zion Police Department Lt. Paul Kehrli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 14-year-old and 16-year-old from Zion were taken into custody before the lockdown was lifted […]

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False report of shooting at Zion-Benton High School sparks lockdown, heavy police response

School officials say a report of a shooting, which was actually fireworks, caused a lockdown and prompted a heavy police response Monday at Zion-Benton High School. Zion-Benton Township High School Principal Dr. Chris Pawelczyk sent a message to all families Monday afternoon following the incident. Pawelczyk said the school received notification of what sounded like […]

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Shooting in Vernon Hills neighborhood leads to brief lockdown at area schools

No one was injured after at least one shot was fired during a shooting in a Vernon Hills neighborhood which put schools and daycare facilities in the area on lockdown Tuesday morning, police said. The Vernon Hills Police Department responded around 8:45 a.m. to the 300 block of Plumwood Court for a report of shots […]