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Bicyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by distracted SUV driver near Wauconda

The sheriff’s office says a bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by an SUV whose driver was reportedly distracted by young children in her car near Wauconda. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Wauconda Fire District responded around 7 a.m. Sunday to the area of Route 176 and Fairfield Road in unincorporated Wauconda for […]

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No injuries after SUV crashes fully into currency exchange business in Wauconda

Fire officials said luckily no one was injured after an SUV crashed through a currency exchange, causing major damage to the facade, in Wauconda Saturday morning. The Wauconda Police Department and Wauconda Fire District responded around 10:04 a.m. Saturday to Wauconda Exchange Currency, 469 West Liberty Street in Wauconda, for a car into a building. […]

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Motorcyclist seriously injured after crash involving pickup truck driver who fled scene in Island Lake

An off-duty police officer tracked down a pickup truck driver who fled the scene after being involved in a crash that left a motorcyclist severely injured in Island Lake Wednesday, police said. The Wauconda Fire District and Island Lake Police Department responded around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday to Route 176 and Lakeview Drive in Island Lake […]

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Coroner identifies 21-year-old man who died after head-on crash caused by wrong-way driver in Fox Lake

The coroner has identified a 21-year-old man from Wauconda who died after a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into his vehicle on Route 12 in Fox Lake Thursday evening. An autopsy performed Friday showed Anthony Herrera, 21, of Wauconda, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer […]

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Lake Villa man arrested after going on crime spree, stealing high-end Porsche, fleeing police in Wauconda

Police say a Lake Villa man went on a crime spree where he stole a high-end vintage Porsche and golf carts before leading police on a pursuit in a golf cart in Wauconda. The Wauconda Police Department responded around 10:35 a.m. Tuesday to Monster Powersports, 315 North Rand Road in Wauconda. Wauconda Police Chief David […]

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Coroner identifies 83-year-old woman who died after crashing into fuel tanker truck near Wauconda

The coroner has identified an 83-year-old woman who died after she crashed into a semi-truck hauling fuel on Route 12 near Wauconda Saturday morning. An autopsy performed Monday on Dorothy Lasota, 83, of Oakwood Hills, showed she died from blunt force injuries in a crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Wauconda Fire […]