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Body Of Missing Boy, Geraldo Rodriguez, 9, Who Fell Off Paddleboat, Located In Lake

CHICAGO (CBS)– Authorities in northwest suburban Wauconda have recovered the body of Geraldo Rodriguez, 9, who fell overboard from a paddleboat Friday evening. Authorities said two boys were on a paddle boat Friday night when the high wind and rough water carried them toward the center of the lake.


Police still investigating Crystal Lake boy's disappearance; parents attend vigil

Neighbors of missing Crystal Lake 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund said police were back at his parents' home briefly Saturday, but authorities have provided no updates regarding the now three-day-old investigation into his disappearance.


Gallery: Lake County's Most Wanted

Here are the Lake County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted. Anyone with information about these individuals is urged to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Department at 219-755-3333, 219-755-3057, or 219-755-3311. To remain anonymous, call 1-800-750-2746.


Father of Missing Crystal Lake Boy Seen Getting Into Police Car

The father of a missing five-year-old boy in Crystal Lake was driven away from his home by undercover police on Saturday afternoon, the latest turn in a saga that has been ever-evolving this week.


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.


Illinois man dies in crash on interstate ramp at South Split

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- A motorist from Illinois died in a Saturday night crash after striking a guardrail on an interstate ramp in the South Split. The single-vehicle crash happened about 7:30 p.m. on the ramp from southbound I-65/70 to southbound I-65. That's near the Morris Street overpass. The cr


Waukegan's proposed $75 million operating budget projects $3.5 million deficit

The city of Waukegan is holding a special meeting Monday evening to discuss its budget, which proposes a $3.5 million operating deficit while keeping the personnel headcount flat, upping overtime so that all fire stations are fully manned and continuing an emphasis on infrastructure improvements.


Illinois lawmakers push to legalize marijuana

CHICAGO (WLS) -- April 20th, also known as 4-20, is a holiday for cannabis lovers. This year's celebration comes as Governor Pritzker and other Illinois democrats are pushing to fully legalize marijuana in the state.


Flood advisory in effect along Lake Michigan

CHICAGO — A lakeshore flood advisory is in effect for Cook County and parts of northwest Indiana. The National Weather Service is warning of strong northerly winds with gusts up to 45 mph. The wind will likely produce waves eight to 12 feet tall, and drive up lake levels.


Escaped Wisconsin inmate found hiding in baby crib in Illinois

A minimum-security inmate that escaped from a Milwaukee facility has been found in Illinois, police say. Steger Police located 27-year-old Trezelle Bishop at an acquaintance's home in the village of Steger after being advised by a Will County dispatch center about the ongoing contact.


Cubs Pitcher Sued | Ex-Teacher Sentenced | Accused Priest Dies

Miss a day, miss a lot, so take a moment to catch up on some of the past week's headlines from across the North Shore. The village of Deerfield plans to challenge last month's ruling striking down its assault weapons ban. Following a discussion in executive session Tuesday, the village board unanimo


A day before 9-year-old's birthday, family learns his body was recovered from Bangs Lake

The body of a 9-year-old Wauconda boy was recovered Saturday in Bangs Lake in Wauconda after an extensive search of the water by rescue workers. Wauconda Fire District officials said Geraldo Rodriguez's body was located about noon Saturday by trained rescue personnel using sonar.


Illinois nursing homes in crisis, citing payment delays, shortfalls

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Since March 2014, 20 state-licensed skilled-care nursing homes in Illinois have closed for financial reasons, while many of those continuing to serve the state's neediest elderly populations face staffing shortages and operating deficits caused by diminishing state government in


Argument leads to gunfire in Kenosha Friday night

KENOSHA, WI (CBS 58) -- A drunken argument between two men over a woman resulted in gunshots being fired in Kenosha last night. Fortunately no one was injured. Around 11:15 PM Friday, the Kenosha Police were called to the area of 55th Street and 16th Avenue for a report of gunshots. On scene officer

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One dead after accident in Illinois

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - One person is dead in Lawrence County, Illinois after an accident. Illinois State Police say it happened near the intersection of Billet Lane and 700 North in Lawrenceville Friday night.


Bangs Lake closed today as divers resume search for missing boy

Bangs Lake in Wauconda remains closed Saturday as fire district divers returned to search for a 9-year-old boy who fell into the lake Friday evening. Wauconda Fire District announced they had restarted recovery efforts in their search for the boy's remains just before 9 a.m.


New rules for nurses considered in Illinois House

Lawmakers could put new rules on nurses. A proposed bill would cap how many patients they can treat at one time. "It mandates how many nurses hospitals would have to have throughout the hospital." said Julie Moore-Wolfe, of St. Mary's Hospital.


3 New Houses Foreclosed In The Vernon Hills Area

VERNON HILLS, IL — Do you feel like affordable houses are difficult to find in your community? Don't rule out the foreclosures on the market. You might just find a diamond in the rough!


Suburban Hero: Mundelein High student leads drive to benefit troops

Thanks to Mundelein High School junior Matthew Pawlowski and a student club he founded, U.S. military personnel stationed overseas soon will receive care packages of shampoo, razors, magazines and other sought-after items.


Libertyville: 5 Foreclosed Properties Near You

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Do you feel like affordable homes are tough to find in your community? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the most recently foreclosed homes in the Libertyville area might be just the place to start!