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Charges filed against driver of Audi SUV wanted in fatal hit-and-run of 22-year-old man near Vernon Hills

Investigators say charges have been filed against a woman that was allegedly driving an SUV that struck and killed a 22-year-old Lake Forest College student near Vernon Hills in October. Lake County Sheriff’s Office traffic crash investigators concluded their investigation into the incident, which took hundreds of investigative hours, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief […]

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‘We will cherish the time we had with Tommy’: Antioch family speaks out after missing 24-year-old man found dead

The family of Thomas “Tommy” Howe, who was found dead in the Des Plaines River near Libertyville on Tuesday, said they are humbled by the love and support they received during the search for the missing man. Howe, 24, of Antioch, was reported missing to the Antioch Police Department following a crash on Interstate 94 […]

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Autopsy shows missing Antioch resident Thomas Howe had signs of drowning, coroner says

The coroner’s office said an autopsy showed that Thomas Howe, who was missing for almost a month, had signs of drowning after his body was found in the Des Plaines River near Libertyville. Howe, 24, of Antioch, was reported missing to the Antioch Police Department on January 22. His body was recovered shortly before 2 […]

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Libertyville-Vernon Hills District 128 board meeting disrupted by audience, maskless speaker

A board meeting for Libertyville-Vernon Hills District 128 went into recess Monday after attendees became disruptive and a student speaker refused to wear a mask. The board meeting was held Monday evening at Libertyville High School. Several students and parents spoke during the public comment part of the school board meeting, with many of them […]

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Body of missing 24-year-old Thomas Howe located near Libertyville, officials say

The body of 24-year-old Thomas “Tommy” Howe, who went missing over three weeks ago, has been located near Libertyville, officials said. Howe, 24, of Antioch, was reported missing to the Antioch Police Department on January 22. Howe’s body was recovered shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Des Plaines River near Libertyville, according to Antioch […]

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Libertyville-Vernon Hills District 128 faces contempt motion over claim they are violating mask restraining order

(The Center Square) – An attorney has filed a request to hold Libertyville-Vernon Hills School District 128 in contempt of court for allegedly violating a judge’s ruling that blocked the enforcement of masks. Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow issued a temporary restraining order on February 4 against school masking and COVID exclusion policies. […]

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Students at Warren Township and Mundelein high schools stage walkouts and rally against mask requirements

Students at Warren Township and Mundelein high schools protested mask requirements today following a recent court ruling by a downstate judge. On Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow “deemed null and void” the governor’s emergency rules through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) concerning COVID-19 mitigations for schools. Schools impacted by litigation […]

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Vernon Hills High School students stage walkout as school district stands by decision to continue requiring masks

Students at Vernon Hills High School walked out Monday and Tuesday as the school stood by its decision to continue requiring masks following a recent court ruling. On Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Raylene Grischow “deemed null and void” the governor’s emergency rules through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) concerning COVID-19 mitigations […]