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Judge denies pre-trial release for man accused killing his 2 brothers before setting house on fire in Highland Park

A judge denied pre-trial release for a man accused of fatally shooting his two brothers before setting his deceased mother’s Highland Park home ablaze and fleeing the state. Jeffrey Austwick, 54, of Highland Park, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Austwick made his first Lake County court appearance Tuesday morning on the charges, […]

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Zion police are actively chasing down leads after 4-year-old child was shot

Detectives are actively investigating several “promising” leads after a four-year-old child was shot in Zion Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The Zion Police Department responded to the area of Galilee Avenue and 22nd Street in Zion at 2:17 p.m. Saturday for shots fired. Zion Police Lt. Derek Zaloudek said dispatchers received 911 calls of the gunfire. […]

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Charges announced against 4 suspects after shootout where over 50 shots were fired in crowded downtown Waukegan

Charges have been announced after four suspects exchanged gunfire — over 50 rounds — in a crowded area in downtown Waukegan, leaving the College of Lake County struck by shots. The Waukegan Police Department was on the scene for an unrelated call when they heard several gunshots in downtown Waukegan around 9:30 p.m. on April […]

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2 juveniles charged, released after police pursuit of car possibly connected to shooting ends in Lake Bluff

Two juveniles were charged and released after a stolen vehicle, possibly involved in a Waukegan shooting, led officers on a high-speed chase that ended at a Lake Bluff golf course. The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain […]