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Congressman pushes for vote on legislation to ban high-capacity magazines in wake of Highland Park mass shooting

A local congressman is renewing his push for lawmakers to vote on a nationwide high-capacity magazine ban in the wake of the Highland Park mass shooting. U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) said on Wednesday he and the Democratic Leadership introduced a discharge petition. The petition was to force a House vote on the Keep Americans […]

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16-year-old boy shot in North Chicago days after new police substation opened nearby

Officers found a 16-year-old boy shot in North Chicago last Saturday, just four days after a new police substation opened nearby. The North Chicago Police Department responded around 8:10 p.m. on January 6 to the 1000 block of Jackson Street in North Chicago for shots fired detected by ShotSpotter. North Chicago Police Department Management Analyst […]

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Coroner releases identity of 20-year-old man shot and killed outside Zion apartment building

The coroner has released the identity of a 20-year-old man who died after he was shot multiple times outside an apartment building in Zion Wednesday evening. An autopsy performed Thursday showed Willie Wright Jr., 20, of North Chicago, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Zion […]

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Trial delayed for accused Highland Park parade shooter following decision to no longer represent himself in case

A judge has delayed the trial, which was set to begin next month, for the accused Highland Park parade shooter after he recently requested the public defender be re-appointed. Robert E. Crimo III, 23, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a […]

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Accused Highland Park parade shooter remains in maximum security unit following new jail rule violation

Jail officials have extended the accused Highland Park parade shooter’s time in the maximum security unit after he committed yet another rule violation in custody. Robert E. Crimo III, 23, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. He has been […]

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Investigators release new details, close case after 3 women fatally shot by gunman who killed himself near Crystal Lake

Investigators have released new details and closed the case into a man who shot four of his female family members, killing three of them, before killing himself near Crystal Lake in August. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 3:56 a.m. on August 9 to the 5800 block of […]

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Accused Highland Park parade shooter who briefly represented himself requests public defender representation again

The accused Highland Park parade shooter, who discharged his public defenders and briefly represented himself, requested on Friday that a judge reappoint the public defender. Robert E. Crimo III, 23, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. He has been […]