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Waukegan High School moves location of varsity football game due to recent shootings in Waukegan

The Waukegan High School varsity football game Friday evening was moved to Round Lake after school officials had safety concerns following numerous recent shootings in Waukegan. The game was originally scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Weiss Field. Waukegan High School announced Thursday afternoon that it had been moved to Round Lake […]

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Illinois State Police report ‘dramatic decrease’ in expressway shootings, homicides in 2022

The Illinois State Police say there was a decrease in expressway shootings and homicides in 2022 compared to 2021, which they credited to increased technology efforts and a mobilization of police resources. The state police said earlier this week that Chicago area expressway shootings dropped 47% in 2022 compared to 2021. The number of non-fatal […]

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No unrest reported in Lake County after rumors of planned gang-targeted shootings

Officials said there were no reports of widespread unrest overnight in the Lake County area after rumors of planned gang retaliation shootings circulated on social media Friday. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner on Saturday that there were no reports of unrest. In an apparent email sent […]

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Police remain vigilant after rumors of gang-targeted shootings in Waukegan, North Chicago area circulate on social media

Rumors of planned gang retaliation shootings in the Waukegan and North Chicago areas are circulating on social media after at least nine people were shot this week in the two cities. In an apparent email sent by local activist Margaret Carrasco to city officials in Lake County, Carrasco said “word on the street” is that […]

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8 people shot, 1 killed, in four separate shootings in Waukegan and North Chicago

Eight people were shot, including one fatally, in four separate shootings in Waukegan and North Chicago within hours of each other Wednesday evening. The first shooting happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of West Greenwood Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan police officers arrived and found two men who were severely injured after being […]

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Prosecutors want to admit video of Kyle Rittenhouse in separate incident threatening to shoot people

Prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case are seeking to admit a video from an incident prior to the Kenosha protest shootings where Rittenhouse said he wished he had his AR-15 so he could shoot people he witnessed shoplifting. Rittenhouse, 18, formerly an Antioch resident, was arrested in August 2020 for fatally shooting Anthony Huber and […]