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‘A very great soul:’ Fire chief announces death of Antioch firefighter-paramedic, inspector

An Antioch firefighter-paramedic and inspector, who was described as a “very great soul” and an “amazing person,” has died, the fire chief announced. Antioch Fire Chief Jon Cokefair said Brad Edwards died Thursday evening. Edwards was a firefighter, paramedic and inspector with the Antioch Fire Protection District. Cokefair said it was “with a heavy heart” […]

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SWAT team arrests man armed with guns who allegedly threatened mother, leading to standoff in Winthrop Harbor

A SWAT team and numerous police departments responded and arrested a man armed with guns after he allegedly pointed a gun at his mother, leading to a standoff in Winthrop Harbor. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department responded around 5:38 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of North Avenue for a domestic disturbance. A woman told […]

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Suspect caught by responding officers after allegedly forcing entry to burglarize gun shop in Winthrop Harbor

A Beach Park man was caught by responding officers after he forced entry to a gun store and attempted to steal guns from it in Winthrop Harbor, prosecutors said. Robert A. Tello, 30, of Beach Park, was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property, possession of burglary tools, two counts of resisting arrest and obstructing […]

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Coroner identifies 19-year-old man killed after allegedly driving recklessly, crashing head-on into car in Zion

The coroner has identified a 19-year-old man who died after police say he drove recklessly and crashed head-on into another vehicle, seriously injuring its driver, in Zion Friday. An autopsy performed Monday showed that Andrew Gonzalez, 19, of Zion, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle crash, according to Lake County […]

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19-year-old man dies, 2nd man seriously injured after reckless driver causes head-on crash in Zion

A 19-year-old man was killed and another man was seriously injured after police say a reckless driver crashed head-on into another vehicle in Zion Friday afternoon. The Zion Police Department received a driving complaint around 1:27 p.m. Friday in the area of 22nd Street and Lewis Avenue, according to Zion Police Lt.¬†Derek Zaloudek. A witness […]