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Crystal Lake, IL

21-year-old man seriously hurt after being shot at Beach Park residence

Detectives are investigating after a 21-year-old man was hospitalized with serious injuries after being shot in front of a residence in Beach Park early Saturday morning. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a call of shots fired in the 11000 block of West 33rd Street in Beach Park around 1 a.m. Saturday. Lake […] The post 21-year-old man seriously hurt after being shot at Beach Park residence appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
BEACH PARK, IL
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Man arrested after attempting to carjack drivers in Lake Forest and Waukegan, police say

Police arrested an Aurora man who allegedly attempted to carjack someone at the Walmart in Waukegan shortly after he tried to carjack a woman near Lake Forest Hospital. The Lake Forest Police Department responded on June 15 to a reported attempted carjacking in the 1200 block of North Westmoreland Road in Lake Forest. The victim […] The post Man arrested after attempting to carjack drivers in Lake Forest and Waukegan, police say appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
LAKE FOREST, IL
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Judge sentences Waukegan man to 3 years of periodic imprisonment for DUI crash into building that killed passenger

A Waukegan man was sentenced to three years of periodic imprisonment for driving under the influence when he crashed into a building in Beach Park in 2019, killing his 23-year-old passenger. Juan C. Aguiar, 39, of the 1100 block of Mary Jane Lane in Waukegan, was charged in January 2020 with two counts of aggravated […] The post Judge sentences Waukegan man to 3 years of periodic imprisonment for DUI crash into building that killed passenger appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
WAUKEGAN, IL
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Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police, crashing car into pond near Round Lake Park

A Waukegan man was arrested after he allegedly fled from police and ran into a wooded area after crashing his car into a retention pond near Round Lake Park. Jeremy Point, 39, of Waukegan, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding police, two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, possession of hypodermic needles, possession […] The post Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police, crashing car into pond near Round Lake Park appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
ROUND LAKE PARK, IL

Man facing charges after Lake County Sheriff's K9 finds over 2 kilograms of cocaine during traffic stop

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) – A Texas man is facing drug charges after a Lake County Sheriff's canine discovers over two kilograms of cocaine during a traffic stop in Waukegan Friday afternoon.  The Lake County Sheriff's Deputy conducted the stop for a traffic violation around 1:15 p.m. on a vehicle on Greenwood Avenue at the Amstutz Expressway in Waukegan. During the traffic stop, Lake County Sheriff's Canine, Duke, conducted a free-air sniff around the vehicle and indicated there was contraband inside the vehicle, police said. Sheriff's deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and found a bag located on the floor...
LAKE COUNTY, IL
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Voces de la Frontera protested outside of medical supply company Medline Industries

This afternoon, United Giving Hope and the Essential Workers Rights Network of the Milwaukee-based immigrants rights organization Voces de la Frontera protested outside of medical supply company Medline Industries in Waukegan, Illinois, to demand justice for what speakers at the action called systemic mistreatment of the largely immigrant workforce. one of the nations largest private health care companies and a leading manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, products and services. Medline has hired over 27,000 employees and conduct operations in over 125 countries, with recent annual revenues of $17.5 billion, according to figures supplied by Voces de la Frontera. Dayna Blanco spoke at the rally, representing her husband, Juan Joaquin Blanco, who was injured at Medline. Dayna Blanco tells his story, with translation from Spanish provided by Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera.
WAUKEGAN, IL
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3 months in jail for man who shot BB gun at McHenry County sheriff’s deputy’s Woodstock home, patrol car

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to three months in jail after taking a plea deal for firing a BB gun at a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy’s home and patrol car in Woodstock. Maurice Q. Gill-McNeil, 19, of the 14200 block of Westwood Court in Woodstock, was indicted on three counts of threatening a public […] The post 3 months in jail for man who shot BB gun at McHenry County sheriff’s deputy’s Woodstock home, patrol car appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
MCHENRY COUNTY, IL

19-year-old man hospitalized after being shot at apartment complex in Waukegan

A 19-year-old man was shot in front of an apartment building in Waukegan during a drive-by shooting early Friday morning, police said. The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 12:20 a.m. Friday to the 2000 block of Pine Street in Waukegan for a report of a shooting. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe […] The post 19-year-old man hospitalized after being shot at apartment complex in Waukegan appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
WAUKEGAN, IL

Illinois Woman Terrified After DoorDash Driver Threatens Her Family

DoorDash is a common service in Illinois and has been since for a few years. It's safe to say the coronavirus pandemic helped make the delivery service even more relevant. I was a "DoorDasher" for a day and quickly learned it was not for me. Uber and Lyft were more enjoyable for me. Both services take steps to ensure driver safety but what about the safety of the customer?
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Belvidere’s Heritage Days delayed due to weather

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO) — Saturday’s rain and storms caused a lot of outdoor events to either cancel or come up with rain dates. Belvidere’s “Heritage Days” had a full schedule of events on Saturday, including Paint on State and a car show, but organizers decided in the morning to cancel activities and push everything to […]
BELVIDERE, IL

Illinois Zoo If Giving You the Chance to Name Their New Baby Wolf Pup

I'm a sucker for animals, and so are my daughters, so we spend several days each summer visiting different zoos in the area. One of our favorite zoos to visit is Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere because it is close to home, and my girls are especially fond of the reindeer and wolves that live there. Plus they REALLY love feeding the zoo's baby goats out of bottles.
BELVIDERE, IL
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CRYSTAL LAKE, IL

Feel the Fury as an Illinois Rabbit Viciously Attacks a Shirt

You might think bunnies are cute and gentle animals. That's not quite accurate. One Illinois rabbit in particular took exception to a sweatshirt and there's a good reason for his fury. This wild hare moment happened in Lake Forest, Illinois a few days ago. Here's how the owner explained what...
LAKE FOREST, IL

Must try BBQ Spot in Wheaton

One of my favorite types of food is barbecue. I was visiting my sister and she told me about a fantastic spot that serves up the award-winning barbecue. The name of the establishment is Steamboat BBQ in Wheaton.
WHEATON, IL

Tempel Lipizzans kick off ‘summer of dance’

WADSWORTH, Ill. —  The Tempel Lipizzans just started the season of dance.  The art has been practiced for hundreds of years. The horses were mainly used for the military. Now they are artists. The horses go through daily training and, a fun fact, all the male stallions are named after their mothers. There are two unique […]
WADSWORTH, IL
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