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Charges filed after police pursuit of suspects wanted in retail theft in Johnsburg ends in rollover crash

Two Chicago men have been charged after a retail theft at Walmart in Johnsburg led to a police pursuit and rollover crash that ended with sheriff canines tracking down three suspects. The retail theft happened just before 3 p.m. Monday at the Walmart, 3801 Running Brook Farm Boulevard in Johnsburg. Johnsburg Police Chief Jason Greenwald […]

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3 in custody after retail theft suspects fleeing police crash, run away on foot in Johnsburg

Canines located three suspects wanted in a retail theft that fled police and then crashed before again fleeing on foot in Johnsburg Monday afternoon. The retail theft happened just before 3 p.m. Monday at the Walmart, 3801 Running Brook Farm Boulevard in Johnsburg. Witnesses reported a car fled from officers near the Walmart and eventually […]

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Person seriously injured, flown to hospital after being found inside burning vehicle in Johnsburg

A person was seriously injured and flown to the hospital after being found inside a burning vehicle at the Walmart in Johnsburg early Sunday morning. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 4:37 a.m. Sunday to the Walmart, 3801 Running Brook Farm in Johnsburg, for a report of a car fire. Police arrived on […]

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‘Hate has no place in our communities’: Bond set for 2 men accused of spray-painting hate speech on Round Lake Beach businesses

A judge set bond at $500,000 and $350,000 for two men accused of spray-painting racial slurs, swastikas and other hate speech on businesses and a school in Round Lake Beach. David M. Dolan, 18, of unincorporated Lake Villa, and Anthony P. Shields, 19, of unincorporated Lake Villa, have each been charged with one count of […]

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2 men arrested for spray-painting hate speech, swastikas on numerous businesses in Round Lake Beach

Two men have been arrested after they allegedly defaced numerous businesses in Round Lake Beach by spray-painting hate speech and swastikas early Tuesday morning. David M. Dolan, 18, of unincorporated Lake Villa, and Anthony P. Shields, 19, of unincorporated Lake Villa, have each been charged with hate crime, a Class 3 felony, and four counts […]

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8 years in prison for woman convicted in gun exchange meetup turned into robbery, shooting at Walmart in Waukegan

A Round Lake Beach woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for committing an attempted robbery that led to a fatal shootout in the parking lot of Walmart in Waukegan. Desteny Rodriguez, 21, of Round Lake Beach, was charged in February 2022 with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery […]

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Man allegedly punched security officer after committing retail theft at Walmart in Antioch

Prosecutors say a Waukegan man, who is a convicted felon, punched a security officer that confronted him while he was leaving the Walmart in Antioch with stolen products. James E. Chandler, 56, of Waukegan, was charged with retail theft over $300, enhanced theft and battery making physical contact. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Stella Day […]

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Good Samaritans, police officer, firefighters honored for saving life of man who collapsed in Woodstock

Good Samaritans, a police officer, firefighters and paramedics were honored for coming together to save the life of a man who collapsed and was unresponsive at the Walmart in Woodstock. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District said they responded with the Woodstock Police Department on February 11 to the Walmart, 1275 Lake Avenue. Fire officials said a […]

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Walmart in Waukegan evacuated, temporarily closed after arson fire inside store

An investigation is underway after company officials said a fire was intentionally set inside the Walmart in Waukegan Sunday evening, forcing the store to temporarily close. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 10:30 p.m. Sunday to the Walmart, 3900 Fountain Square Place in Waukegan, for a report of a structure fire. […]