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Evanston man fatally hit Waukegan woman with van, looked at her and drove away, prosecutors say

An Evanston man who prosecutors said fatally struck a local woman in Waukegan Jan. 1, got out of his vehicle, looked at the victim and then drove away was denied a bail reduction Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court.


Gurnee says Foxconn development will increase flooding by 2 inches

The large Foxconn development in southeastern Wisconsin will increase flooding in Gurnee by two inches after a heavy rain, according to a village analysis of a report by Lake County Stormwater Management. And if development near Foxconn continues, officials said, the flooding could get 10 times wors


March against substance abuse April 27 in Gurnee

The Lake County Young Marines and the Lake County Opioid Initiative Task Force will host the second annual Drug Demand Reduction March on April 27. The march will begin at the Gurnee Police Department at 8:30 a.m. and proceed to Six Flags Great America. It is designed to urge people to take a stand


FBI now involved in search for missing Crystal Lake boy

FBI agents specializing in missing children are working with the Crystal Lake Police Department in the search for a missing 5-year-old boy. Andrew "AJ" Freund was last seen about 9 p.m. Wednesday, on the 0-100 block of Dole Avenue. The boy is roughly 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 70 pounds, with


Illinois man pleads not guilty in drunk driving crash that killed 3 relatives in Kenosha County

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man charged in a crash that killed three family members, including a doctor, a nurse and a dentist, has pleaded not guilty in Wisconsin. Forty-year-old Timothy Vandervere, of Beach Park, Illinois, appeared in Kenosha County Circuit Court Thursday where a judge found

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Legendary Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock dies in car crash

CHICAGO — Legendary Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock died in a car accident Wednesday, his daughter confirmed on social media. He was 70 years old. “We lost our father, Chet Coppock, on April 17th due to complications from injuries he sustained in a car accident outside Hilton Head, SC,” Lyndsey Co


Police: Woman spiked Illinois state trooper’s drink

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Ill. (WEEK) — A Beardstown woman reportedly spiked an Illinois State Trooper’s sports drink with an unknown substance during a meth bust in Schuyler County on Tuesday.


Six Flags Great America opening April 19

GURNEE, Ill. (CBS 58) -- Six Flags Great America will open for its 44th season on April 19. The amusement park will open on select days April 19 and then begin daily operation May 21.

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Army combat veteran uses her experience to help struggling Lake County veterans

Retired Army Sgt. Roxann Garza-Tershel said her unit was attacked nearly every time it transported gasoline and water during her 13½-month deployment in Iraq. "Nearly every convoy I was in was attacked in some way," Garza-Tershel said. "We'd see IEDs (improvised explosive devices) or small-arms fire


Lake Forest Lawyer Pleads Not Guilty To Bribing Indicted Alderman

CHICAGO — A Lake Forest lawyer and real estate investor pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges he bribed an indicted Chicago aldermen. Federal prosecutors said he retained the property tax law firm of 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke in order to facilitate city permits and access to $2 million in tax


Authorities: Deadly Illinois trailer fire intentionally set

GOODFIELD, Ill. – Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set. Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said Thursday that the deaths will be ruled homicides and a juvenile is being questioned.


2 top deputies of State’s Attorney Foxx, one tied to Smollett case, to resign

Two deputies of embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, including the ethics officer who wrote the memo that Foxx had recused herself from the Jussie Smollett prosecution, will leave the office in coming weeks, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.


26 Arrested After About 500 Kids Cause Chaos in Downtown Chicago, Police Say

Police arrested 26 kids Wednesday night after a group of about 500 teens descended on downtown Chicago, forcing hundreds of cops into the streets to try to corral them. Fighting, cellphone thefts and disobedience ran rampant as the group arrived in the city during the evening hours.


Donkey found wandering on I-90 in suburban Chicago

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - A donkey was found wandering Wednesday in the middle of I-90 near Arlington Heights Road, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said. The donkey, named Dusty, escaped a trailer just before noon.


'Get In Your Car': IL Driver Pulls Gun On Man In Road Rage Case

RICHMOND, IL — The Richmond Police Department is investigating a Tuesday downtown road rage incident that was recorded on video, involving a driver who got out of his car and another driver who pulled out a gun, Lake and McHenry County Scanner reported. According to the news report, Bart Surroz, of


86 Illinois counties see population loss in 2018

Fleeing residents continue to fuel population loss, with Cook County leading the nation for population decline. Illinois’ inability to keep its people is spreading to more of the state’s counties, according to data released April 18 by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Police: Hundreds of teens flood downtown Chicago; 31 charged in disturbances

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of teens turned downtown Chicago into their Spring Break playground Wednesday night, flooding into Millennium Park, the Mag Mile and surrounding areas.


Deerfield police: Chicago woman found with heroin and meth during car search

The following items were taken from Deerfield and Riverwoods police reports, press releases and records. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Mark E. Feinmehl, 56, of Deerfield, was charged April 5 with disorderly conduct, careless negligent driving and improper lane use following repor


Jerrell Dorsey, alleged gang member, found guilty in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A jury has found alleged gang member Jerrell Dorsey guilty in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl as she sold candy with her mother near their Chicago home.


North Shore Gas moving forward with upgrades to aging distribution plant in Libertyville

North Shore Gas is starting a new project to rebuild and upgrade a 78-year-old transmission plant in Libertyville that controls more than 80% of the natural gas the company distributes to northern suburbs.