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Gary police investigating after man found dead from gunshot at crash scene

GARY — Police opened a death investigation Friday after finding a man dead from a gunshot wound outside his vehicle, which had run head-on into a tree in the city's Glen Park section.Gary police were called about 6 a.m. to the intersection of 36th Avenue and Harrison Street for a single-car crash wi

NWI.COM - 2018-10-19 18:00:00

Lane Closures Planned For Waukegan Road Bridge In Northbrook

The project is part of the tollway's Edens Spur improvement project, which began this year and is due to be complete in 2020. Built in 1958, the Edens Spur is used by up to 57,000 vehicles every day, according to the tollway.

PATCH - 2018-10-19 15:33:33

Mega Millions: Two People Matched 5 of 6 Winning Numbers in Illinois

Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night's drawing. The numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-10-20 15:28:33

About 200 seniors not expected to return to Waukegan apartment building for six days

About 200 residents of the Lilac Ledge seniors high-rise in downtown Waukegan, background, are not expected to return to their homes for several days until water service is restored. Officials said this separate construction project occurring Saturday near Lilac Ledge was unrelated to the water main

DAILY HERALD - 2018-10-20 00:00:00

St. Charles Man Working at Cell Phone Store Accused of Sending Customer's Nude Photos to Himself

Get the WSPY Newsletter in your inbox every Evening.Justin Devine booking photo(Kane County Jail photo)A St. Charles man is facing a criminal charge after he allegedly disseminated nude images of a customer at the cell phone store he works at in northern Kane County.The Kane County State's Attorney'

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2018-10-20 12:50:00

Coroner: Evidence of gunshot wound found on skull found in Gary

GARY — A skull found Monday in the city's Midtown section was damaged by a gunshot wound, Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey said.Frey said Friday the skull belonged to a human and she was consulting with a forensic anthropologist for further study.A search with two cadaver dogs Thursday in the area

NWI.COM - 2018-10-19 20:00:00

Thousands without power Saturday due to high wind

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Thousands are without power Saturday afternoon due to the high wind. A wind advisory remains in effect for most counties until 6 p.m. for wind gusts as high as 45 mph. As of 4:30 p.m. over 3,000 customers are without power. The highest concentration is in Milwaukee C

CBS 58 - 2018-10-20 21:35:00

Woman charged with killing boyfriend in Waukegan hit-and-run crash

Alfie Abston, 39, has been charged with one count of first degree murder for the death of 41-year-old Mark Bernard, according to a statement from Waukegan police.


30 hours straight in a coffin? Six trying it at Six Flags Great America

All six participants, who have tombstones with their names on them, can win $300, two 2019 gold season passes to Great America, two express haunted house wrist bands, their wooden coffin and a shot at being in a parade. They'll be eliminated if they leave their caskets outside designated breaks.

DAILY HERALD - 2018-10-20 00:00:00

Relentless Lake County investigators net latest indictment in Latin Kings case that includes charges in 1999 double homicide

The Lake County prosecutor's office dropped murder charges against Jeremiah Shane Farmer, 37, of Hammond, in 2002, but investigators never gave up on the case, U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II said.

NWI.COM - 2018-10-19 15:50:00

Waukegan CUSD 60 Booth Bergamasco paid in $88K to teachers pension fund, could collect $2.1 million in retirement

Retired Waukegan CUSD 60 employee Lynnette Booth Bergamasco saved $88,049 toward her pension over 26 years working for public schools, Illinois Teachers' Retirement Fund (TRS) records show.Over 35 years of retirement, Booth Bergamasco would collect as much as $2.081 million, according to a projectio


Kenosha man charged after shootout in Uptown

A Kenosha man is being held on $10,000 bond for an apparent shootout in Uptown.George Thompson, Jr., 38, was charged Thursday with first-degree recklessly endangering safety and possession of a firearm by a felon.According to the criminal complaint, Kenosha Police were called to the area of 62nd Str

KENOSHA NEWS.COM - 2018-10-20 03:00:00

5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend

Melvin Klassen of Genoa dressed as a scary demon in last year's Nightmare on Chicago Street in Elgin. The Halloween party returns on Saturday, Oct. 20.Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2017


Trucking firm to close in Kenosha, cut 107 jobs

In its notice, Black Horse gave no reason for shuttering the terminal, at 5521 88th Ave. Company representatives were not available for comment Friday afternoon.

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - 2018-10-19 22:57:00

Woman Charged With Murder In Waukegan Hit-And-Run

Alfie Abston was being held in Lake County Jail on $3 million bail, charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to jail records.


Stray horse gallops down busy highway in Pleasant Prairie

"It was definitely interesting," said officer Ben Arzikovic who was called to respond. "In this job, you get different calls but I wasn't expecting to get a call to where a horse was on the job."

TMJ4.COM - 2018-10-19 22:36:03

Deputies line courtroom as judge issues 26-year sentence in East Chicago shooting death

CROWN POINT — Nine armed Lake County sheriff’s deputies lined the back of the courtroom on Friday as Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced East Chicago resident Robert Currie to a total of 26 years in the Indiana Department of Correction for the shooting death of 25-year-old Ashanti Walden on June 23, 20

NWI.COM - 2018-10-19 20:30:00

Illinois House 62nd District Republican nominee: Ken Idstein

The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board sent the nominees for the Illinois House of Representatives a list of questions to find out their views on a range of important issues facing the state of Illinois and their districts. Ken Idstein, the Republican nominee in the 62nd district, submitted the follo

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-10-20 06:49:30

Girlfriend charged with murder in Waukegan hit-and-run; victim’s next of kin sought

Alfie Abston, 39.WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A 39-year-old woman from Waukegan has been charged in her boyfriend’s death.Alfie Abston was charged with first degree murder.Police say she and 41-year-old Mark Bernard argued Friday morning, and Abston hit him with her car and left the scene. Police found Bernard


Deerfield Man Kidnapped, Assaulted, Murdered Wife: Indictment

WAUKEGAN, IL — A Lake County grand jury indicted a Deerfield man on charges he raped and murdered his wife inside their home last month. Gary A. Kamen, 55, intended to stab his 53-year-old wife Karyn to death after kidnapping her and holding her against her will on Sept. 20 at their home on Peachtre

PATCH - 2018-10-19 17:52:50