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Police arrest Winthrop Harbor man who allegedly tried robbing Walgreens at knifepoint in Waukegan

Officers arrested a Winthrop Harbor man who allegedly tried robbing a Walgreens in Waukegan at knifepoint after employees refused to hand over money to the man. Nicholas Nikolovski, 28, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged with armed robbery, two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and resisting a peace officer. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief […]

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Beach Park man flown to hospital after snowmobile crash involving car near Zion

A Beach Park man was flown to the hospital after the snowmobile he was driving collided with a car on the Illinois-Wisconsin border near Zion Monday evening. The Pleasant Prairie Police Department, Zion Fire-Rescue Department, Winthrop Harbor Fire Department and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue Department responded around 6:25 p.m. Monday to Russell Road and […]

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Firefighters quickly extinguish chimney fire, saving house in Winthrop Harbor

Firefighters were able to stop a fire from spreading to a home by quickly extinguishing a chimney fire Friday morning in Winthrop Harbor. Winthrop Harbor Fire Chief Rocco Campanella said firefighters received a call at their station from a resident reporting a fire in the 500 block of Meadow Court in Winthrop Harbor around 10:06 […]

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Funeral arrangements set for Lake County firefighter who died at age 49 following cancer battle

Funeral arrangements are set to take place this coming week for a North Chicago firefighter who died at the age of 49 following a battle with cancer. Keith Peacy, 49, died on Monday, according to the North Chicago Fire Department. Peacy fought a “long courageous battle” against colon cancer with his family and loved ones […]

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Police seek surveillance footage after thieves steal car, burglarize vehicles in Winthrop Harbor

Police are asking residents to review their surveillance video after thieves burglarized multiple vehicles and stole a car early Friday morning in Winthrop Harbor. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department said a number of unlocked vehicles in the village were entered and had items stolen from them between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Friday. A car […]

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Lake, McHenry county fire departments receive small equipment grants from the state

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said his administration has awarded $3.3 million for small equipment grants to fire departments throughout the state, including multiple in Lake and McHenry counties. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) awarded 149 fire departments and EMS providers across the state with money from the 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program. […]