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Warrant issued after former Buffalo Grove teacher charged with sexual assault of student removes his GPS monitor

A Vernon Hills man, who is a former Buffalo Grove middle school teacher, is on the run after removing his GPS ankle monitor while out on bond for sexually assaulting a juvenile student, police said. Ilan Gibori, 48, of Vernon Hills, was indicted in April 2021 on 25 counts of criminal sexual assault of a […]

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‘We can do it’: Retired nurse from Vernon Hills receives Northwestern Medicine’s first lung-liver transplant at same hospital where he worked

A retired nurse from Vernon Hills received Northwestern Medicine’s first successful lung-liver transplant at the same hospital where he once worked. Patricio Collera, 63, of Vernon Hills, is a retired nurse who worked at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for two years. Collera was born in the Philippines and trained to become a nurse. […]

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$300K bond for man tracked down by police canine after allegedly burglarizing car, fleeing officers in Vernon Hills

A 37-year-old man was arrested after being tracked down by a canine after he allegedly committed a car burglary at an apartment building in Vernon Hills and fled from officers. Nicholas M. Ahrens, 37, who is a transient, was charged with burglary, resisting a peace officer and use of an unissued credit or debit card. […]

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Ranger, Mundelein Police Department’s newest canine, catches first suspect in Vernon Hills

The Mundelein Police Department’s newest canine, Ranger, took his first “bad guy” off the street after helping track down a suspect who fled from officers in Vernon Hills. The department said Wednesday that Ranger and his handler, Officer Kevin Freese, assisted the Vernon Hills Police Department. A suspect had fled from their officers and led […]

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2 suspects armed with hammers commit smash-and-grab robbery inside Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills

Police are searching for the suspects who threatened an employee while committing a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store inside Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. The Vernon Hills Police Department responded around 11:25 a.m. Monday to Z Fine Jewelry, 511 Hawthorn Center in Vernon Hills for a call of a robbery. Vernon Hills Police Department […]

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Man battered officers after being revived following overdose in Vernon Hills, prosecutors say

Prosecutors said a man pushed and grabbed multiple officers, including pushing one to the ground, after they revived him following an overdose in Vernon Hills. Sergey Kovalev, 34, of Vernon Hills, was charged with one count of aggravated battery to a peace officer, a Class 2 felony. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Caitlin Valiulis said […]

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Multiple suspects commit 6 smash-and-grab burglaries at businesses in Vernon Hills

Police say they are searching for multiple suspects wanted for committing six smash-and-grab burglaries at businesses in Vernon Hills early Monday morning. Vernon Hills Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Jeff Hemesath said his department is investigating the string of commercial burglaries. Officers responded around 3:55 a.m. Monday to a commercial burglary at Rivertree Court shopping […]

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Man threatened to kill officers before attacking one of them in Vernon Hills, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say a man threatened to stab and kill several officers before he advanced on one of them, pulling them to the ground Wednesday in Vernon Hills. Adam J. Niebuhr, 41, of Lake Zurich, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated assault of a peace officer, domestic battery, resisting arrest and criminal […]