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Sheriff warns residents not to approach ‘Tyson the Bison’ which has been on loose for months in Lake County

The sheriff’s office is warning residents to not approach “Tyson the Bison,” which has been on the loose in the Wauconda and Island Lake area since September after escaping from its owner. “This is no bull! Actually, it’s an American Buffalo, fondly given the name ‘Tyson the Bison’ and she’s still on the ‘mooooove,’ as […]

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Bison that has been on loose for months in Wauconda, Island Lake spotted by police officer

A bison that has been on the loose since September after escaping from its owner in the Island Lake area was spotted by a police officer this week running across the roadway. The Island Lake Police Department said one of their police officers spotted Island Lake’s “beloved bison,” calling the animal, “as elusive as Sasquatch […]

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Coroner identifies Wauconda parents found dead in Libertyville motel with their baby who was unharmed

Authorities have identified a man and woman found dead in a Libertyville motel from an apparent drug overdose. The couple’s baby was found in the room unharmed. Robert Callen, 35, of Wauconda, and Amanda Dubin, 34, of Wauconda, are both believed to have suffered from drug overdoses, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Toxicology […]

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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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Video released shows drunk driver crashing head-on into police car in Wauconda

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Newly released video shows a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Route 12 in Wauconda and hitting a police squad car as the officer tries to stop the driver from crashing into other motorists. Wauconda Police […]