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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 […]

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Woman charged with strangling juvenile daughter, punching her during attack in Lake Villa

Prosecutors say a Winthrop Harbor woman strangled her juvenile daughter and punched her during an attack at a residence in Lake Villa. Corrie R. Vandervere, 36, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and two counts of domestic battery. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said during a bond hearing […]

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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 […]