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Car crashes into historic brick wall at Lincoln Center in Waukegan just after crews began planned removal

A car has once again crashed into and damaged a century-old brick wall at the Waukegan School District’s Lincoln Center — as the historic wall was in the process of being replaced. The incident happened around 4 a.m. Monday on Sheridan Road just south of Glen Flora Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan Sixth Ward Alderman Keith […]

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Prosecutors now file felony charges against teacher accused of punching child in face at middle school in Waukegan

A substitute teacher, who has since been fired, is now facing felony charges after a 14-year-old student accused him of punching him in the face and breaking his finger at a Waukegan school. Lamont M. Bankston, 49, of Zion, was initially charged with one count of misdemeanor battery causing bodily harm. That charge was filed […]

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Charge filed against teacher after student punched in the face, suffers broken finger at Waukegan middle school

A now-former teacher has been charged after a 14-year-old student accused him of punching him in the face and breaking his finger at Jack Benny Middle School in Waukegan. Brandon Cole, 14, appeared alongside his family and attorney Kevin O’Connor during a press conference last Tuesday. “I’m really scared because my teacher hit me in […]

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14-year-old boy says teacher punched him in the face, broke his finger at Jack Benny Middle School in Waukegan

A student at Jack Benny Middle School in Waukegan says a substitute teacher punched him in the face and broke his finger while he was having an argument with another student. Brandon Cole, 14, appeared alongside his family and attorney Kevin O’Connor during a press conference Tuesday evening. “I’m really scared because my teacher hit […]

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‘Completely unacceptable’: Police arrest teacher after physical fight with student at Waukegan middle school

Police arrested a staff member after they were involved in a physical fight with a student at a middle school in Waukegan on Tuesday, authorities said. Waukegan School District 60 Superintendent Theresa Plascencia sent a letter to parents about the incident. Plascencia said a physical altercation occurred between a student and a substitute teacher earlier […]

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Driver suffers severe injuries after crashing into wall near Waukegan School District 60 administration building

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors after a driver suffered severe injuries after crashing his car into a wall in Waukegan Friday morning, police said. The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 1:45 a.m. Friday to the Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 Lincoln Center, 1201 North Sheridan Road in […]