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Former Vernon Hills deputy police chief pleads guilty to writing false tickets, stealing grant money

A former Vernon Hills deputy police chief was sentenced to probation and public service after pleading guilty Tuesday to writing false tickets in order to steal grant money. In March, a Lake County grand jury indicted Patrick Zimmerman, 51, on two felony counts of official misconduct and two misdemeanor theft counts. The grand jury alleged […]

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1 of 3 winners in COVID-19 vaccine lottery is from Vernon Hills, state officials say

One of three people chosen today during the state’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery is from Vernon Hills and has won $100,000, state officials announced. Monday’s drawing is the third $100,000 drawing as part of Illinois’ “All In For The Win” vaccine lottery. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said they would be notifying winners by […]

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No injuries reported after vehicle crashes into senior living facility in Vernon Hills

No injuries were reported after an SUV partially crashed into a room at a Brookdale senior living facility in Vernon Hills Friday morning. The Countryside Fire Protection District and Vernon Hills Police Department responded around 11:10 a.m. Friday to Brookdale Vernon Hills, 145 North Milwaukee Avenue, for a report of a vehicle crash. Firefighters arrived […]