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Lake County Sheriff's Office investigating after Mundelein man shot in his home

Police are investigating after a man was reportedly shot inside his unincorporated Mundelein home. Lake County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded about 2:15 a.m. Monday to the 26000 block of North Hickory Avenue in unincorporated Mundelein, according to the sheriff's office.


Police: Investigation into Crystal Lake boy's disappearance still focused on family home

The investigation into the disappearance of Andrew "AJ" Freund, the 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy reported missing Thursday, continues to focus on the family home and the people who last saw or had contact with him, police said in an update of the case Monday morning.


Gallery: Recent arrests booked into Lake County Jail

Here are the recent bookings by the Lake County Sheriff's Department. Nathel Dwayne Webster Jr.


Top Prosecutor Kim Foxx Received 'Racially Charged' Threats After Her Office Dropped Smollett Charges, Spokeswoman Says

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has received "racially charged" threats to her personal safety, a spokeswoman for the top prosecutor's office said. The office revealed the threats Monday, about a week after a cache of texts and documents were obtained by NBC 5 showing Foxx worried her office w


Lake County DOT seeks input on propsoed ordinance changes

The Lake County Division of Transportation will host a public information open house from 3:30 p.m. to 5 30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, to discuss its ongoing work to revise ordinances regulating highway access and utility placement.


Body Pulled From Pond In Zion

CHICAGO (CBS)–A body was pulled from a pond Monday in an apartment complex in far north suburban Zion, police said. The body was identified as a male. Police have not released the person’s name.


Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Weekly Weather Forecast

LAKE FOREST-LAKE BLUFF, IL — Here's your weather forecast for the week ahead, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy starting in the evening. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Man Charged With Felony DUI In Deadly Crash On Edens Expressway

CHICAGO — A Zion man was ordered held without bond Sunday on charges he was driving drunk when he struck and killed a pedestrian on the Edens Expressway in Skokie, according to Illinois State Police.


CITY OF HIGHLAND PARK: HP150 Bus and Walking Tours

City of Highland Park issued the following announcement on April 16. Highland Park, Illinois – As part of the City’s sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) celebration, the HP150 Architecture Committee has coordinated three exciting Highland Park Tours on May 11. Tours are designed to educate guests a


Wheeling man charged with sexually abusing girl

A 56-year-old Wheeling man was ordered held on $250,000 bail Monday on charges he sexually abused a girl more than two years ago when she was 10 years old. If convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault, Juan Teran-Vargas faces up to 30 years in prison.


Man Seriously Injured In Shooting Near Mundelein

LAKE COUNTY, IL — A 22-year-old man was seriously injured after being shot in his bedroom by someone who fired a gun outside his home, authorities said Monday. Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the home in the 26200 block of North Hickory Avenue in unincorporated Mundelein around


Semi-truck crash sends 5 in critical condition to hospital; Eastbound Illinois Tollway lanes closed near Northbrook

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- Five people are in the hospital after a semi-truck crashed into four cars stopped in traffic Sunday. The crash happened just after 2 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near the toll plaza in Northbrook, according to Illinois State Police.


Police release 'significant information' in Indiana girls' deaths

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police have released video of the suspect in the 2017 killings of two teenage girls that shows the man walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the teens visited before they were slain.


Severe Threat Continues Across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

ROCKFORD, ILL - There were a few severe thunderstorm warnings south and west of Rockford Monday afternoon and evening, but there are currently no active warnings - as of 6:50pm - for the Stateline.


Woman dead after being set on fire inside car in O’Fallon, Illinois

O’FALLON, Ill. – An investigation is underway after a woman died after she was set on fire in O’Fallon, Illinois. Police said they were called to a car fire in the 600 block of West Madison around 7:30 a.m. Monday. Officers found a woman inside the car, she was pronounced dead at the scene.


Gathering on Bangs Lake beach in Wauconda planned in memory of drowning victim

The family of Geraldo Rodriguez will be celebrating the 9-year-old’s birthday on Wednesday at the beach at Bangs Lake where his body was found Saturday after he fell into the water off a paddleboat in Wauconda.


Metal Pipe-Wielding Robber Sentenced To 2 Years Probation

SKOKIE, IL — A Evanston man was sentenced to two years probation this month after he admitted he robbed a Skokie teen with a metal pipe. Police said a pipe-wielding robber had posed as the ex-girlfriend of his victim in a series of messages on social media, asking him to bring "weed or money" to a e


Police: Inmate who escaped Felmers Correctional found ‘hiding in a baby crib’ in Illinois

STEGER, Ill. — A minimum-security inmate who escaped from Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center on April 19 was found “hiding in a baby crib with a blanket covering him,” police in Steger, Illinois said Monday, April 22.


Mother of missing Illinois boy refusing to cooperate, police say

The mother of a 5-year-old suburban Chicago boy who went missing last week is refusing to cooperate with detectives, police said Monday. JoAnn Cunningham has declined to say anything further to police since her initial report that Andrew "AJ" Freund had disappeared sometime between Wednesday night a


Buffalo Grove resident reported driver urinated on his patio after delivering packages: Police

The following items were taken from Buffalo Grove Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Natalie Saldana, 20, of the 800 block of East Carriage Lane, Palatine, was charged April withpossession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, d