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Fox Lake man sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for sexual assault

A Fox Lake man received a 7-1/2-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a juvenile girl between July 2013 and July 2014. Austin M. Billa, 28, previously accepted an offer from the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office and pleaded guilty on Dec. 10 to predatory criminal sexual assault of a ch


High school sports roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19

Jacobs will not win the Fox Valley Conference boys basketball championship for a fifth consecutive season, but the Golden Eagles enjoyed their role as spoilers nonetheless. Jacobs hit 10 3-pointers and knocked off Cary-Grove, 60-57, in their FVC game Tuesday, bumping the Trojans from their three-way


Illinois Gov. Pritzker signs bill that will nearly double minimum wage

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com/AP) -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday that will set the state's minimum wage to reach $15 an hour by 2025. It was one of the new Democratic governor's top campaign promises. He signed the six-year plan Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield, Illinois.


Lake County Craft Beer Festival to be held in Grayslake

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It will be pouring inside this weekend as local craft brewers and home brewers from the Chicago area gather in one place. The Lake County Craft Beer Festival is happening at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.


IDNR seeks bluebird monitors at Volo Bog, Moraine Hills

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to monitor bluebirds at Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingleside and Moraine Hills State Park and McHenry Dam in McHenry.


Libertyville School District 70 Honors Cultural Center's Director

Libertyville School District 70 is honoring Amy Williams, executive director of the David Alder Music & Arts Center, as this year's District 70 Character & Leadership Award recipient.


Jury trial underway for Spring Grove man charged with DUI in fatal 2016 crash

Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of a Spring Grove man whose blood-alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit, according to police, when he crashed his vehicle into a tree, killing a 33-year-old passenger.


Snowfall Totals: Lake County Hit The Hardest

CHICAGO (CBS)–Snowfall between Sunday and Monday totaled close to nine inches in some areas, while other areas got an inch or two. On the higher end of the snowfall totals for the Chicago area, Buffalo Grove had 8.7 inches, according to the National Weather Service. In Lake County, Riverwoods had 8.


Freezing rain, snow to make messy McHenry County commute, according to National Weather Service

Slippery road conditions are in Wednesday's forecast for McHenry County residents, according to the National Weather Service. Wintry precipitation is expected to return overnight and stretch throughout the day Wednesday, bringing with it the ingredients for a messy morning commute.


Illinois lawmaker puts the brakes on mileage tax proposal

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would test a mileage tax for vehicles driving on state roads has been tabled, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Chicago Democrat Marcus Evans last week filed House Bill 2864, establishing a pilot program for a 2.1-cent tax on every mile a vehicle is driven on state roads.


Illinois State Police: Trooper injured in crash during traffic stop

STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) - An Illinois State Trooper was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries after a tractor semi-trailer sideswiped his squad car. It happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 39 in Ogle County on Feb. 18, 2019.


Top 8 Fox Lake home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $535,000 to purchase a home in Sundial Farms on Aug. 31 paid the top home sale price for Fox Lake in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


Twin Lakes Police Captain under investigation for allegedly taking pills from department illegally

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The second in command of the Twin Lakes Police Department is on administrative leave. The police chief says Captain Dennis Linn illegally took prescription medication from the department.

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Route 31 closed after fatal crash in Carpentersville

Carpentersville police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Route 31 near Raceway Woods. Route 31 was closed and authorities were on the scene as of about 1:30 p.m., according to a Facebook post on the village's public safety page. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the a


Ku Klux Klan yearbook photo surfaces on central Illinois campus

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A University of Illinois yearbook photo of 22 men, over the title Ku Klux Klan just recently surfaced and though the photograph was taken nearly 100 years ago, it sparked an enormous response online.


Senior community fulfills Grayslake woman's wish to see sisters again

Mary Perucca, an 85-year-old resident of Travanse Living at Grayslake, was beginning to think she would never see her three younger sisters again. Because of her health, Perucca hadn't seen her siblings since 2015 and wasn't even able to attend her eldest sister's funeral in 2017. She missed them te


Top 10 Subdivisions in Lake Zurich, IL - February 2019

The Lake Zurich subdivision with the highest average sale price between February 2018 and February 2019 was Clair View Estates with an average sale price of $730,000. The subdivision with the highest number of sales in Lake Zurich was Old Mill Grove with 28 sales.


Central Illinois under winter weather advisory starting at 9 p.m.

BLOOMINGTON — A winter weather advisory will take effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday and continue until noon Wednesday, as another winter storm is headed to the region. The National Weather Service expects a mixture of precipitation with snowfall expected to total up to 2 inches and ice accumulation of up to


House bill would give way to rent control in Illinois

Illinois has prohibited local rent control ordinances since 1997. A bill in the Illinois House would establish six regional rent control bureaucracies across the state. A bill in the Illinois House of Representatives would reverse the state’s decades-long ban on rent control and create a new state b


Bags Of Booze, Cocaine Found On DUI Drivers: Blotters

LAKE FOREST-LAKE BLUFF, IL — The following information comes from the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff police departments and court records as a record of those arrested by police. Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indication of guilt and criminal charges, which represent merely accusations by