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No injuries after garage completely destroyed in fire, 2 adjacent garages damaged in Winthrop Harbor

A detached garage with a vehicle inside was completely destroyed in a fire and two adjacent garages sustained minor damage in Winthrop Harbor Thursday evening, fire officials said. The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department responded around 9 p.m. Thursday to the 800 block of Franklin Avenue in Winthrop Harbor for a garage fire. Firefighters arrived and […]

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Woman charged with kicking child who uses wheelchair during argument in Winthrop Harbor

A woman was arrested after she allegedly kicked a child, who uses a wheelchair and has cerebral palsy, leaving a visible bruise on him in Winthrop Harbor, prosecutors said. Catherine Coles, 31, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged with domestic battery causing bodily harm and domestic battery physical contact. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler […]

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7 suspects flee from car disabled after driving over spike strips during pursuit that ended in Winthrop Harbor

Seven suspects escaped from police after they fled from a car, which had been rendered disabled by spike strips, following a pursuit from Wisconsin that ended in Winthrop Harbor. Winthrop Harbor Police Chief Edward Mohn told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that patrol units were notified around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday that the Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin […]

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Recognizance bond for woman accused of breaking into house while child was home alone in Winthrop Harbor

A woman was released on a recognizance bond after she allegedly broke into a home in Winthrop Harbor while a child was home alone early Sunday morning, prosecutors said. Alexis Lopez, 21, of Zion, was charged with criminal trespass to residence, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Stella Day […]

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Woman charged with intentionally causing severe trauma injuries to infant in Winthrop Harbor

Prosecutors say a woman struck an infant girl in the face and allowed her to fall off a counter in Winthrop Harbor, leaving the child hospitalized with severe injuries. Khayla J. Evans, 24, of the 3000 block of Serenade Street in Grand Prairie, Texas, was charged with aggravated battery to a child, reckless conduct causing […]