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4-alarm fire causes potentially millions of dollars in damage to boat storage facility in Waukegan

At least 100 firefighters worked throughout the night at a fourth-alarm fire that caused an estimated loss of several million dollars to a large facility storing boats in Waukegan. The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 8 p.m. Wednesday to an automatic fire alarm at Bay Marine, 3 East Madison Street in Waukegan. Firefighters arrived and […]

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‘Our family is devasted’: Authorities identify 16-year-old boy who died of drowning near Waukegan

The family of a 16-year-old boy that died of drowning in Waukegan on Sunday has created a fundraiser for funeral expenses and said the teen was “the most kind soul.” An autopsy performed on Monday on Jesus Garcia, 16, of Park City, showed he died as a result of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner […]

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16-year-old boy dies after being rescued from Lake Michigan near Waukegan Municipal Beach

A 16-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Michigan near the Waukegan Municipal Beach was rescued and later died at the hospital Sunday evening, fire officials said. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 6:25 p.m. Sunday to the Waukegan Municipal Beach, 200 East Sea Horse Drive in Waukegan, for a report of […]