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Man charged with drunk driving, causing wrong-way crash on Route 41 in Highland Park that left 2 seriously injured

A Chicago man has been charged with driving drunk and traveling the wrong way on Route 41 in Highland Park, causing a three-vehicle crash that left multiple people injured. Nicholas M. Petersen, 34, of the 5100 block of North LaCrosse Avenue in Chicago, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing […]

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83-year-old man in critical condition after car hits several trees, sustains significant damage in Wadsworth

Sheriff’s officials say an 83-year-old man is in critical condition after he possibly suffered a medical emergency and crashed into several trees in Wadsworth Monday evening. The Newport Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:30 p.m. Monday to the 39500 block of North Dilleys Road in Wadsworth for a report of […]

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Woman killed, man seriously injured in single-vehicle crash in Zion believed to be caused by speed, intoxication

Police say speed and intoxication contributed to a single-car crash that left a woman dead and a man seriously injured in Zion Thursday evening. The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire and Rescue Department responded at 9:32 p.m. Thursday to the area of Ace Hardware, 2660 Sheridan Road, for a single-vehicle crash. Emergency crews arrived and […]

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Suspected hit-and-run and DUI driver hospitalized in serious condition after driving SUV in field and crashing near Libertyville

A suspected hit-and-run and intoxicated man was hospitalized in serious condition after police say he drove his SUV in a field before going airborne and crashing near a Libertyville subdivision Sunday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 6:35 p.m. Sunday to the Brookhill Park subdivision in unincorporated Libertyville for […]

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Postal worker suffers life-threatening injuries after mail truck crashes into tree near Harvard

A postal worker was transported to a trauma center after suffering life-threatening injuries when she crashed her mail truck into a tree near Harvard, fire officials said. The Harvard Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 16400 block of McGuire Road in unincorporated Harvard. Harvard Fire Protection […]

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County board honors bystanders who rescued woman trapped in burning car following rollover crash near Harvard

Five bystanders, including two Boy Scouts, were honored Tuesday for saving a woman trapped inside a rolled-over car that caught on fire in a crash on Route 14 near Harvard. Harvard resident Jay Wolf and his sons, Shane and Joseph, were driving around 11:18 a.m. on October 30 near the Big Foot Inn, 11508 Route […]

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‘Selfless act’: Off-duty Mundelein firefighter awarded for saving life of unresponsive child injured in tollway crash

A Mundelein firefighter-paramedic received an award Monday for saving the life of a 3-year-old girl, who was unresponsive and critically injured in a crash, while he was off-duty. Firefighter-Paramedic Dan Buhrmester was on his way home from dropping his children off at a birthday party on September 11, according to Dr. Ben Feinzimer, the director […]