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1 year in prison for man found with gun after flashing gang signs during Mexican Independence parade in Waukegan

A man has been sentenced to one year in prison for possessing a gun at a Mexican Independence Day parade in Waukegan while on probation for another gun charge. Luis A. Flores, 21, of Waukegan, was charged in September with four counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, resisting a peace officer causing injury, […]

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3 people shot while standing outside in Waukegan, victim causes car crash while driving to hospital

Three people were shot while standing outside in Waukegan and one of the victims caused a vehicle crash in North Chicago while attempting to drive themselves to the hospital Thursday evening. The North Chicago Police Department responded around 5:40 p.m. Thursday to the area of 10th Street and Prescott Street on the border of Waukegan […]

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Sheriff’s deputies arrest 3 suspects after stolen vehicle spotted speeding over 90 mph in North Chicago

Sheriff’s deputies arrested three suspects, including two juveniles, after they were found in a stolen vehicle that was speeding over 90 mph through North Chicago early Friday morning. A Lake County sheriff’s sergeant was on patrol around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the area of Route 41 and Casimir Pulaski Drive in North Chicago. Lake County […]

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Officials attend White House forum, highlight Lake County’s gun violence prevention initiative

Lake County officials attended an event at the White House last week and touted the county’s gun violence prevention initiative, which is one of several federally funded programs in the county. Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart attended the Communities in Action forum last Thursday. The event gathered leaders who shared their success stories about […]

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‘Lucky she didn’t kill him’: Judge denies release to woman accused of ramming squads, dragging officer in Waukegan

A judge denied pre-trial release to a woman, who he called a “danger to everyone,” after she allegedly rammed a stolen car into police cars and dragged a police officer, leaving him injured in Waukegan. The Waukegan Police Department responded to investigate a stolen vehicle around 10 a.m. on January 27 at the Starbucks, 3300 […]

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‘Lives are at stake’: Officials call for action after trauma center designation revoked for Vista Medical Center in Waukegan

Lake County officials said “lives are at stake” and are demanding action from Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan after the hospital had its trauma center designation revoked. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said in a memorandum last week that Vista Medical Center East was no longer an Illinois Designated Level 2 Trauma […]

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Government officials to hold press conference after Vista Medical Center in Waukegan has trauma center designation revoked

Government officials are set to hold a press conference Monday after the state revoked the trauma center designation for Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, which they say could lead to lives lost. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) sent a memorandum, obtained by Lake and McHenry County Scanner, to EMS medical directors, coordinators […]

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14-year-old stabbed during possible attempted robbery near Waukegan High School

Police are investigating after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed during a possible attempted robbery near the Waukegan High School Brookside Campus. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Washington Street and McAree Road for a report of a stabbing. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said officers arrived to […]