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Dog found dead following house fire that caused $400,000 in damage in Wauconda

Firefighters found a family dog dead inside a home in Wauconda after extinguishing a fire that caused $400,000 in damage Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The Wauconda Fire District responded around 2:48 p.m. Tuesday to the 2800 block of Liberty Lakes Boulevard in Wauconda for a report of a structure fire. Wauconda Deputy Fire Marshal […]

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‘Could have been deadly’: Drunk driver slams head-on into Wauconda police car carrying police canine

A Wauconda police squad car carrying a police canine was struck head-on by a repeat drunk driving offender on Route 12 in Wauconda early Sunday morning, causing the officer to sustain injuries. Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said Officer Jon Finze and his canine partner, Badger, were searching for a wrong-way driver on Route […]

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26-year-old man dies after fleeing police at over 100 mph, crashing motorcycle in Wauconda

A 26-year-old man who crashed his motorcycle while fleeing police at over 100 mph in a Wauconda neighborhood on Thursday has died. Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said a Wauconda police officer observed a sport motorcycle with no registration around 4:40 p.m. Thursday. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the motorcycle […]

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after fleeing police at over 100 mph, crashing in Wauconda neighborhood

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after he crashed while fleeing police at over 100 mph in a Wauconda neighborhood Thursday, authorities said. Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said a Wauconda police officer observed a sport motorcycle with no registration around 4:40 p.m. Thursday. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the […]

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3 people rescued from the water after boat capsizes on Bangs Lake in Wauconda

Three people were rescued by authorities after their sailboat capsized on Bangs Lake in Wauconda Sunday afternoon. The Wauconda Fire District and Wauconda Police Department responded to multiple reports of a water rescue on Bangs Lake at around 2:06 p.m. Sunday. Emergency crews arrived and spotted three people clinging onto a capsized sailboat approximately 50 […]

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Wanted suspect in custody after leading police on pursuit through Wauconda, Mundelein

A wanted man led police on a nearly hour-long chase through Wauconda that ended in a Mundelein neighborhood when the non-compliant suspect was bitten by a police canine. The Wauconda Police Department received calls of a traffic complaint around 1:35 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Van Buren Street in Wauconda. Wauconda Police Department […]