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Unsolved Mystery in Lake County: The Quest for Justice in the Wake of Tragedy
The quaint streets of Lake County, Illinois, are overshadowed by a chilling mystery that remains unsolved. The body of Megan Lewis, a 39-year-old from Chicago, was found on the morning of November 29, 2023, along Hunt Club Road, just south of Route 173. Lewis's strangulation, with her remains partially hidden under a garbage bag, hints at a sinister attempt to cover up the crime. Over a week has passed with no suspects in custody, and the Lake County Sheriff's Office is tirelessly searching for answers, urging the public to assist in shedding light on this dark event.
Epicurean Journey: 3 Italian Restaurants in Antioch Worth Your Fork
This article presents a tour of three Italian restaurants located in Antioch. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Lake County Sheriff's Office Arrests 12 in Operation Against Human Trafficking
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG) recently arrested 12 men in a human trafficking suppression operation. This operation, funded by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), targeted customers of prostitutes, known as 'Johns'. The SIG used classified advertising websites to attract the suspects, who were arrested upon offering money for sexual acts to undercover detectives.
Local McHenry Residents Arrested on Drug and Weapon Charges
On December 6, 2023, two McHenry residents, Jimmy Diaz, 59, and Rene R. Barrera Junior, 37, were arrested on drug and weapons charges. The arrests were made by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force, SWAT Team, Crystal Lake Police Department, and McHenry Police Department, following a search warrant execution at their residence.
Things To Do This Weekend December 8-10
This weekend, immerse yourself in a winter wonderland as we unveil a sleigh-load of activities that will spark joy and create lasting memories. Embrace the season's magic as Lake County comes alive with a spectacular weekend lineup of holiday events! From the enchanting Dickens of a Holiday in Libertyville to the delightful craft shows at Gurnee Mills, the timeless Waukegan Holiday Tour of Homes and the magical Kringle's Christmas Village in Antioch. Join us for a weekend of merriment, joy, and community spirit as we explore the rich tapestry of holiday celebrations across Lake County.
Best School Districts in Lake County
Choosing a school district can have a huge impact on your student’s academic journey. Some districts in Lake County have better scores than others. Niche, a data-analyzing website focused on schools, has graded some of the best school districts in Lake County. The results stem from multiple ranking factors including teacher quality, state test scores, graduation rates and more. Notably, SAT/ACT scores have been removed from its ranking factors to “reflect a general de-emphasis on test scores in the college admissions process,” Niche says. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.
Latest McHenry Count Jail Death Identified
McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Michael Rein, announced that his office was contacted on December 5th, 2023 by the McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team (MIAT) to investigate the death of Timothy Mumford, age 74 of Johnsburg. Mr. Mumford was found in his jail cell at the McHenry County Adult Correctional...
Suburban Chicago man accused of bilking woman $147,000 for repair work never done
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Lake County man is accused of bilking a woman out of money for home repairs, but he never did the work.The victim said she hired Arturo Hernandez-Uribe to install new windows, a septic tank, and a garage door - among other repair projects.It was supposed to be done two years ago. In all, she paid him $147,000.Investigators said bank records show he deposited the money but none of the repairs were made.
World’s Largest Dispensary Opens New Location In Illinois
In recreational marijuana news, the world's largest dispensary is finally bringing its weed talents to Illinois. The Legal Recreational Marijuana Business Is Growing In Illinois. It's kind of strange to look back at the time when cannabis was made legal in Illinois. Doesn't it seem so long ago now? The...
Perfect pitch – what does it entail?
According to Scientific American, perfect pitch is the ability to hear a musical note and identify it with no context, and about one in 10,000 people have it. The Antioch Community High School choir program has been fortunate to have quite a few students with perfect pitch in ensembles over the years.
Algonquin Woman Sentenced to 55 Years for Fatal Stabbing of Elderly Couple
ALGONQUIN, IL — In a tragic case involving mental illness, 42-year-old Arin Fox has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the 2020 fatal stabbing of an elderly couple in Algonquin.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in crystal lake, IL
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around crystal lake..
Former Lake County Man Seeks Innocence Certificate in Overturned Murder Case
(Woodstock, IL) A former Lake County man will learn later this month if he will be 100% cleared of a murder he claims he did not commit. Kenneth Smith was convicted multiple times in the 2001 shooting death of Raul Briseño Sr. outside of the Burrito Express in McHenry…all of those convictions were overturned, and Smith was released from prison in 2021. The Park City man is now trying to win an innocence certificate. Prosecutors and Briseno’s family are against it, saying they still believe the 47-year-old committed the crime. Arguments that started back in October have wrapped up, and a McHenry County Judge is expected to issue a ruling on December 20th.
U.S. Navy Club of Kenosha-Ship 40 holds annual Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony
Kenosha native Edward Maurer’s memory might escape him at times, but he’ll never forget his two years on the USS Wadsworth.
Laugh Till You Drop: George Lopez Live in Waukegan, IL! Exclusive Presale Access Inside!
Hey there, my awesome friends! I have a mind-blowing event to share with you that will surely make your heart race and your laughter burst out uncontrollably! Brace yourselves for the one and only George Lopez concert coming to our very own Waukegan, IL on December 8th, 2023! Can you believe it? It's going to be an unforgettable night filled with endless joy and side-splitting laughter!
Authorities identify man killed in Fox Lake crash
FOX LAKE, Ill. — Authorities have identified a man killed after he was hit by a truck in Fox Lake on Sunday morning. According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office 28-year-old Troy Dowsett, from Portsmouth, Virginia, died in the early morning hours after he was hit near Route 59 and Grand Avenue. The coroner’s office […]
Inmate Deaths Highlight Systemic Issues in Correctional Facilities
A recent incident at the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility has cast a somber shadow over the community. On a quiet Tuesday afternoon, a 74-year-old male inmate was found unresponsive in his cell during the booking process. Despite immediate life-saving efforts by corrections officers and medical personnel, the inmate was pronounced dead at the scene, marking the third such death in the county in just two weeks. An ongoing investigation seeks to shed light on the circumstances of his passing, with further details pending public release once concluded.
The FOOTE Team and Gassensmith Group merge to form KeystoneHomeHub
Two Chicagoland COMPASS teams, Gassensmith Group and The FOOTE Team, have merged to form a new group: KeystoneHomeHub. As a combined entity, KeystoneHomeHub includes 27 agents and assistants with operations based out of the firms’ previous offices in West Dundee and Crystal Lake. Agents will cover all of Chicagoland with a special focus on McHenry, Kane and western Cook Counties.
Kenosha Casino Could Increase County Spending For Personnel and Services
Kenosha, WI (WLIP)–The revived Hard Rock Kenosha Casino project could cost Kenosha County an additional 2 million dollars in services. That’s according to a county cost analysis that was revealed this week. The analysis is predicated on the county needing to hire additional staff as well as offer...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.19 and $3.49 in Round Lake as of 2023-12-07. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.