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City council honors firefighters, police officer who found missing woman alive in Lake Michigan near Waukegan

Firefighters and a police officer who found a missing woman alive in Lake Michigan near Waukegan last month were honored Tuesday by the city council. The family of a 57-year-old woman filed a missing person report with the North Chicago Police Department on August 2. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip told Lake and McHenry […]

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Police, family members perform CPR on 2-year-old child pulled from pool unresponsive in Wadsworth

A 2-year-old child is improving after he was found unresponsive in a pool in Wadsworth. Family members and sheriff’s deputies performed CPR on him, saving his life. The Newport Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:45 p.m. Saturday to the 42300 block of North Delany Road in Wadsworth for a drowning. […]

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Firefighters, police locate woman in Lake Michigan near Waukegan day after she went missing

Firefighters and police officers searching for a missing woman found the woman alive in Lake Michigan near Waukegan over 24 hours after she went missing, authorities said. The family of a 57-year-old woman filed a missing person report with the North Chicago Police Department on August 2. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip told Lake […]

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Coroner identifies 61-year-old woman who died after going missing, being found in hospital pond near Barrington

The coroner has identified the woman found dead in a pond in front of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington late Monday evening. An autopsy completed Tuesday showed the death Michelle Riechers, 61, of Lake in the Hills, is consistent with drowning, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher […]

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Missing woman found dead in pond at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington

Rescuers found the body of a missing woman in a pond in front of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington late Monday evening, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies were called to the hospital, located at 450 Route 22 in unincorporated Barrington, around 7:15 p.m. Monday. They were notified […]

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Driver rescued by firefighters after truck drives into pond, becomes fully submerged in Vernon Hills

Firefighters rescued a driver and transported them to the hospital after they drove their truck into a pond in Vernon Hills, authorities said. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 7 a.m. Friday to the area of Fuji America Corporation, 171 Corporate Woods Parkway in Vernon Hills. Fire officials said dispatchers received a call for […]