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2 in custody after video shows student flashing BB gun from waistband inside Waukegan High School Washington Campus

Two students were taken into custody after videos surfaced Thursday of them flashing what turned out to be a BB gun inside the Waukegan High School Washington Campus. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said his department was notified around 8:45 a.m. Thursday about social media posts that showed two individuals with a gun inside […]

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At least one student taken into custody after lockdown at Waukegan High School Washington Campus

At least one student was taken into custody during a lockdown at the Waukegan High School Washington Campus Thursday morning, according to video shared on social media. A message sent to parents at around 9:20 a.m. Thursday said, “Washington Campus is on lockdown due to a police investigation in the building.” School officials said that […]

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Hundreds of looters descend on Waukegan businesses; rioters attack police officers

Hundreds of people looted dozens of businesses and caused property damage as others attacked police officers with bricks, bottles and rocks overnight in Waukegan. What started as peaceful protests in Lake County on Sunday turned into looting and rioting during the evening and overnight hours in Waukegan and Beach Park. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Man dies after being arrested in Waukegan, police say

The Illinois State Police are investigating after a man died shortly after being arrested following a foot pursuit with Waukegan police officers Thursday afternoon. The Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to a home in the 600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday to conduct a narcotics search warrant, […]