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Man wanted for retail thefts in multiple Lake County towns arrested during traffic stop in Riverwoods

A man wanted for allegedly stealing from Ace Hardware and Target stores in multiple Lake County towns was arrested Tuesday evening during a traffic stop in Riverwoods. Christopher Mazurek, 33, of Rolling Meadows, was pulled over by the Riverwoods Police Department at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday near Deerfield Road and Milwaukee Road for improper display of […]

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Vernon Hills man dies during accident while working construction at school in south suburbs

A Vernon Hills man has died following a motorized saw accident that occurred while he was performing masonry work at a school in the south suburbs, officials said. Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School District 233 Superintendent Dr. Scott Wakeley sent a message on Thursday to parents about the incident. Wakeley said it was a “very sad […]

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Former Vernon Hills Park District employee alleges he was fired after being attacked, seriously injured by children during field trip

A 19-year-old former Vernon Hills Park District camp director is demanding answers after he was allegedly fired following an attack where he says he was seriously injured by children during a field trip last summer. Sam Glazer, 19, posted a TikTok video on January 17 alleging he was physically attacked while working as a camp […]

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Illinois lawmaker files bill to ban possession of African serval cats following escape incident in Vernon Hills

A local lawmaker has filed a bill to ban people from possessing African serval cats after one escaped from its owners in a Vernon Hills neighborhood in November and died when it was captured. Illinois State Rep. Daniel Didech (D-Buffalo Grove) introduced the legislation during the first week of the 2024 legislative session. Didech said […]

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Coroner says missing teenager Brissa Romero was under influence of alcohol, THC when she died in Vernon Hills pond

The coroner says 17-year-old Brissa Romero was under the influence of alcohol and THC when she drove her car into a Vernon Hills pond before being found dead last month. The Lake County Coroner’s Office confirmed to Lake and McHenry County Scanner on Wednesday that it had recently received toxicology test results for Romero. The […]

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Coroner releases autopsy results after missing teenager Brissa Romero found in Vernon Hills pond

The coroner says preliminary autopsy results showed missing 17-year-old Brissa Romero died from drowning after the girl and her car were found in a pond in Vernon Hills. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said that an autopsy was performed Wednesday morning on Romero. The preliminary autopsy results showed Romero’s death was consistent with drowning, Banek […]