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Wadsworth man wanted for possessing child pornography is avoiding apprehension, sheriff says

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking tips from the public in locating a Wadsworth man who is wanted for possessing child pornography and is avoiding apprehension. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit in January conducted an investigation into the suspected sharing of child pornography, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher […]

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Arrest warrants issued for 2 men who both fired shots into occupied vehicle at Wadsworth gas station

Police are seeking information in locating two “armed and extremely dangerous” offenders who both opened fire on an occupied car at a gas station in Wadsworth. The shooting occurred during the early morning hours of March 6 in the 41400 block of North Green Bay Road in Wadsworth. Lake County Sheriff’s Office detectives have since […]

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No injuries after gunman fires shots from car traveling on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth

The Illinois State Police is investigating after an occupant reportedly fired shots from a vehicle traveling on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth Friday evening. The Illinois State Police District 15 responded around 9:45 p.m. Friday to Interstate 94 near mile marker 1 in Wadsworth, just south of the state line. Illinois State Police Trooper Joshua Robinson […]

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Driver seriously injured after crashing into rear of semi-truck on Interstate 94 near Gurnee

A woman suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive after she crashed into the rear of a stopped semi-truck on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth. The Illinois State Police, Newport Fire Protection District and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 4:49 p.m. Sunday to Interstate 94 north of Wadsworth Road for a vehicle crash. An Illinois […]

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Lake County Sheriff K-9 Ryker tracks down 2 suspects in separate incidents in less than 24 hours

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest canine, Ryker, helped capture two suspects in separate incidents in Lake County within the past 24 hours, police said. Lake County Sheriff Canine Ryker and Deputy Craig Somerville were called to assist other deputies at a residence in the 37000 block of North Delany Road in unincorporated Gurnee for […]