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Wauconda High School teacher killed by suspected intoxicated driver in head-on crash

A Wauconda High School math teacher was killed on Sunday after a suspected intoxicated driver crashed head-on into his vehicle in Wheeling. The Wheeling Fire Department and Wheeling Police Department responded around 2:15 a.m. Sunday to Palatine Road and Wheeling Road in Wheeling for a vehicle crash with injuries. Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Al Steffen […]

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Island Lake man found with guns after allegedly pointing gun at victim and strangling him in Wauconda

A convicted felon was arrested and found with guns after authorities say he strangled another man before holding a gun to the victim’s head in Wauconda. The Wauconda Police Department responded around 1 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of South Maple Avenue in Wauconda for a report of a battery. The victim identified the […]

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Police identify, arrest suspect wanted for stealing car and crashing into rear of residence in Wauconda

Police say they have identified and arrested a 23-year-old man who allegedly stole a car from a restaurant and crashed into the back of a residence in Wauconda Monday. The Wauconda Police Department responded around 4:52 p.m. Monday to Raul’s Burrito Express, 112 East Liberty Street in Wauconda. Officers received a call that a vehicle […]

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Mundelein Park District board commissioner identified as driver killed in fiery crash that injured several near Mundelein

A longtime Mundelein Park District board member has been identified as the driver killed after being trapped in a fiery crash that left several others seriously injured near Mundelein Saturday. The Wauconda Fire District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:45 p.m. Saturday to the 29000 block of North Gilmer Road in unincorporated Mundelein […]

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Police seek help in identifying suspect who stole car, crashed it into back of residence in Wauconda

Police say they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stole a car from a restaurant and crashed into the back of a residence in Wauconda Monday. The Wauconda Police Department responded around 4:52 p.m. Monday to Raul’s Burrito Express, 112 East Liberty Street in Wauconda. Officers received a call that a […]

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Man killed, second man ejected and critically injured, 2 others seriously injured after fiery crash near Mundelein

Authorities say a man was killed after being trapped in a fiery crash that left a second man ejected and critically injured and two others seriously injured near Mundelein Saturday. The Wauconda Fire District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:45 p.m. Saturday to the 29000 block of North Gilmer Road in unincorporated Mundelein […]

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2 Lake County sheriff’s canines successfully track down wanted suspects, missing child in separate incidents

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said two of their canines, Odin and Dax, helped track down a missing child and wanted suspects during separate incidents over the weekend. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Canine Odin was called to assist a local police department in a search around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. An intoxicated juvenile went […]