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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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Lake Villa District 41 schools on soft lockdown due to school shooting threat circulating on social media

Police and school officials say they are investigating rumors circulating about a student “shooting up” a school that has prompted Lake Villa District 41 schools to go on soft lockdown. Lake Villa School District 41 sent an email to parents Wednesday saying that they were aware of the rumored threat. District 41 schools include Thompson […]

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Police say that rumor of attempted kidnapping in Libertyville not accurate

Police said that a social media post circulating about an attempted kidnapping at a Libertyville gas station was actually a woman experiencing a mental crisis, and that no one actually tried to kidnap her. “The Libertyville Police Department has become aware of a widespread Facebook post regarding an incident that occurred in the Village on […]