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15-year-old student arrested, charged after making social media threat towards Marengo Community High School

A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with a felony after police say he was the source of a social media threat directed towards Marengo Community High School. Marengo Police Department Sgt. Andrew Kjellgren said his department received a report Thursday evening regarding a message sent on a social media platform. The messages were threatening […]

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Police say Antioch sex offender exchanged nude photos with dozens of children across Illinois, other states

A convicted sex offender from Antioch was arrested on Monday after detectives learned the man sent and received nude photos from dozens of children in Illinois and other states. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office concluded an investigation on Monday that resulted in the arrest of Steven S. Tipman. Tipman, 31, […]

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Police prepare following social media reports of planned looting in Lake County

Police departments are warning businesses and residents to be cautious after social media posts surfaced threatening mass looting in Lake County. The Highland Park Police Department said that there are social media reports of looting expanding from Chicago into the suburbs. “Businesses and residents are advised to pay heed and take precautions. Your safety is […]