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83-year-old man in critical condition after car hits several trees, sustains significant damage in Wadsworth

Sheriff’s officials say an 83-year-old man is in critical condition after he possibly suffered a medical emergency and crashed into several trees in Wadsworth Monday evening. The Newport Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:30 p.m. Monday to the 39500 block of North Dilleys Road in Wadsworth for a report of […]

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Man ejected from car into opposite lanes of traffic after crash involving semi-truck on I-94 near Wadsworth

A man suffered serious injuries after he was ejected from a car into the opposite lanes of traffic during a crash with a semi-truck on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth, police said. The Newport Fire Protection District and Illinois State Police responded around 12:55 p.m. Friday to Interstate 94 south of Route 173 in Wadsworth for […]

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‘Reckless behavior’: Police investigating after rocks thrown at passing vehicles on Illinois-Wisconsin border near Antioch

Police say an initial report of shots fired at passing vehicles turned out to be someone throwing or slingshotting rocks, which damaged several vehicles on the border of Lake County and Kenosha County. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded around 1:06 p.m. Tuesday to an area west of State Line Road and 136th Avenue, which […]

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Several-acre brush fire started during bomb squad training at facility near Zion

A bomb squad conducting training at a facility near Zion started a several-acre brush fire Thursday morning, prompting the response of several fire departments. The Newport Fire Protection District responded around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to Lake County Advanced Response Training Academy, 15900 West Russell Road in unincorporated Zion, for a grass fire. The property is […]

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Man accused of pointing gun at another vehicle, threatening to shoot driver before fiery crash near Waukegan

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Beach Park man after he was involved in a fiery crash near Waukegan moments after he allegedly pointed a gun at another vehicle and threatened to shoot the driver. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 10:20 p.m. Friday to a call of a single-vehicle crash on Delany Road north of […]