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Aurora, Illinois, shooter was 15-year employee of company, police say - live updates

A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing company Friday, killing at least five civilians and wounding five police officers in the rampage, authorities said. Local police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin, who died in a shootout with officers.


Lake County stormwater officials plan forum on Foxconn environmental impacts

A public presentation is scheduled on a Lake County Stormwater Management Commission study regarding the potential impact of development on local flooding issues along the Des Plaines River — including from the Foxconn site in southeast Wisconsin.


5 things to do in Lake County Feb. 22-24

Here are five things to do in Lake County Feb. 22-24. Parents Night Out: Parents can drop their kids off from 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Waukegan Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center in Waukegan. Kids can play in the gym, watch a movie and make arts and crafts. Kids ages 6 and older can a


Waukegan aldermen say fire department 'can't keep up' with increased calls at current staffing levels

As contract negotiations between the city of Waukegan and its firefighters continue, two Waukegan aldermen said they want to see the city increase how many firefighters are assigned to the fire stations in their wards.


Analysis: Grass Lake administrators rank 243rd in state for average pay

Administrators in Grass Lake School District 36 earn an average of $109,575 per year, ranking 243rd out of 864 districts in the state, according to a Lake County Gazette analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.


Park that serves as 'our go-to place' for Waukegan school community set for $800K upgrade

Flowers, trees, walking paths, new playground equipment and an additional picnic shelter area are among the items planned for a significant makeover project aimed to breathe new life to a park on the south side of Waukegan this year.


Lake Forest-Lake Bluff: 5 New Foreclosures On The Market

LAKE FOREST-LAKE BLUFF, IL — Don't have a lot to spend, but still looking for a home nearby? Why not look at foreclosed properties in the area? You never know what you might find!


'She would give her last for anybody': Waukegan community mourns passing of Mary Lacey

An ordained minister, gospel singer, community activist, philanthropist, hat designer and a gospel singer who sang for First Lady Betty Ford, Dr. Mary Lacey of Mary's Mission & Shelter Care in Waukegan died Wednesday at age 80, according to her family.


Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact

MADISON, Wis. – Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states’ border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago’s north


Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building and were fired on immediately; one was struck ou


Big Ed's BBQ: Slow-smoked baby-back ribs, rib tips and burnt ends

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (WLS) -- A beloved barbecue joint that opened 11 years ago in North Chicago has been quietly attracting a devoted following, ever since it moved to Waukegan in 2012.


Lake Co. Staffer Named Correctional Officer of the Year

From Lake County Sheriff's Dept.: Sheriff John D. Idleburg is pleased to announce Correctional Officer Dionne Dawson was selected 'Correctional Officer of the Year" by the Illinois Sheriff's Association. CO Dawson began her career with the Lake County Sheriff's Office in October of 2010. She is high


Waukegan pastor remembered for volunteer work: 'She would always put others first'

A Waukegan pastor whose volunteer work included service to Lake County jail inmates and toy collections for needy children is being remembered for decades of community service.


Chicago man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash in Waukegan

A 26-year-old Chicago man is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death stemming from a hit-and-run crash Feb. 3 in Waukegan. Abdul Baloch also faces a charge of failing to stop for a motor vehicle accident involving death, authorities said Wednesday. He's being held in Lake Co


Lake County Police Dog Gets Body Armor Donation

From The Lake County Sheriff's Office: The Lake County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce K9 Boomer will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Boomer's vest is sponsored by Yorkville Paws & Claws an


Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on Friday at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, apparently as he was being terminated from his job there, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was slain by police, authorities said.


Natural gas odor prompts evacuation of Lake County Building

The Lake County Building in downtown Waukegan was evacuated for a short time Thursday morning because of concerns about a natural gas odor. The Waukegan Fire Department responded around 10:30 a.m. to the building at Washington and County streets, and people inside were evacuated for a short time, ac


Farm animals die in one Lake County blaze, while firefighter is injured in another

A barn fire early Wednesday in Antioch Township killed several animals, and a Waukegan firefighter was injured at a house fire the same morning on that city’s west side, with authorities saying frigid temperatures made both of the extra-alarm blazes more difficult to handle.


Kenosha County Sheriff's Department looking for Huber inmate escapee

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department is looking for a Huber Inmate escapee. The Sheriff's Department says Steven Patterson failed to return to jail from his place of employment. Patterson is 6'1" and 220 lbs.

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Two charged through Kenosha Drug Operations Group investigations

Two people targeted for investigation by the Kenosha Drug Operations Group were charged with drug-dealing crimes this week. Timothy Stark, 40, of Kenosha, was charged with four counts of delivering cocaine, one count of possession of THC with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of a firea