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Numerous animals killed after flames engulf storage building in Wauconda

Firefighters battled a fully engulfed barn fire that left numerous small animals dead early Thursday morning in Wauconda, authorities said. The Wauconda Fire District responded around 12:15 a.m. Thursday to the 27800 block of North Forest Garden Road in unincorporated Wauconda for a call of a structure fire. Firefighters arrived within five minutes and found […]

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Woman in critical condition after possibly being ejected in rollover crash near Wauconda

The sheriff’s office said a 44-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was found lying on the roadway following a rollover crash on Route 60 near Wauconda. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Wauconda Fire District responded around 6:55 p.m. Wednesday to Route 60 and Wilson Road in […]

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Missing endangered 77-year-old woman from Wauconda found safe, police say

An endangered 77-year-old woman from Wauconda who went missing Thursday was located safe after returning to her home, police said. The Illinois State Police issued an Endangered Missing Person Advisory following a request from the Wauconda Police Department. The Wauconda Police Department was searching for Judith A. Kokos, who is a 77-year-old Wauconda resident. She […]

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Police searching for endangered 77-year-old woman from Wauconda who went missing

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating an endangered 77-year-old woman from Wauconda who went missing Thursday. The Illinois State Police issued an Endangered Missing Person Advisory following a request from the Wauconda Police Department. The Wauconda Police Department is searching for Judith A. Kokos, who is a 77-year-old Wauconda resident. She is described […]

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Student arrested after being found with loaded gun at Wauconda High School

A student at Wauconda High School was found with a loaded gun shortly before dismissal Thursday and was arrested, police said. The incident occurred at the Wauconda High School, located at 555 North Main Street. Wauconda Police Department Public Information Officer Heather Cognac said a report was made to school administration shortly before dismissal of […]