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Amid rash of gun violence, Waukegan and North Chicago demand same resources as Highland Park

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS) -- Leaders in Lake County are calling for help – as a rash of shootings in Waukegan and other northeastern areas of the county since mid-July has the community on edge.As CBS 2's Marissa Perlman reported, Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart called an emergency townhall Thursday night.Neighbors in Waukegan and North Chicago are hoping for answers for a way to curb gun violence in their towns. They are calling for the same resources brought to Highland Park, at the south end of Lake County, following the July 4th parade massacre there exactly one month ago.Ray...
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Police, state’s attorney hold town hall as Lake County experiences ‘extreme uptick’ in gun violence

Police chiefs, county officials and the state’s attorney held a town hall meeting to hear from passionate community members regarding gun violence in Lake County last week. The meeting, which was held Thursday evening at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago, was aimed at discussing countywide and community-based solutions. “We have to have an […] The post Police, state’s attorney hold town hall as Lake County experiences ‘extreme uptick’ in gun violence appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
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Gas Price Gap at 74-Cents Between Kenosha and Lake Counties, As Gas Prices Fall Again

(Chicago, IL) Falling oil prices, and continued lower demand have pushed area gas prices lower once again. AAA says the average gallon of gas in Illinois fell 21-cents from last week and stands at $4.52. That number is still 39-cents higher than the national average, and the 10th highest prices in the country. Lake County comes in a bit higher at $4.58. In Wisconsin, prices fell 14-cents from last week and stand at $3.82 a gallon. That number is 31-cents below the national average. Kenosha County’s average is currently $3.84.
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Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering repeats call for banning assault weapons

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A month and a day after the deadly parade shooting in Highland Park, Mayor Nancy Rotering is once again fighting for tougher gun laws.Rotering spoke before the Lake County Board on Friday, reminding them that Highland Park bans assault weapons and large capacity magazines.She said county and state lawmakers need to take the same action."Now is the time to act. You can take another step forward in saving lives, and I ask that we add the voices of Lake County, and officially pass a resolution supporting both a state and a federal law that will ban assault weapons and large capacity magazines. The debate shouldn't be about whether we're burdening lawful gun owners with new regulations. The debate should be about whether we are taking commonsense steps to save even one life," she said.Last month, Rotering testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, demanding a federal ban on assault weapons. She gave a first-hand account of the mass shooting at Highland Park's July 4th parade, and told committee members it will haunt her forever.Seven people died in the shooting and nearly 50 others were wounded.
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Chicago-area July 4 parade attack suspect pleads not guilty

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The man accused of killing seven people and wounding dozens more in a shooting at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, a week after prosecutors announced he faces 117 felony counts in the attack. Robert E. Crimo III appeared for a brief hearing Wednesday in Lake County’s circuit court to enter a formal plea to the charges — 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery representing those killed and wounded during the parade in Highland Park. Crimo wore a COVID-19 face mask throughout the 10-minute arraignment and repeatedly told Judge Victoria Rossetti that he understood the charges and potential penalties he faces, including life imprisonment. As Crimo shuffled into court, chains around his ankles jangling, several relatives and friends of at least one victim turned to look at him from across the room, some keeping their eyes fixed on him throughout hearing. Lake County prosecutors in late July announced that a grand jury had indicted Crimo on the charges. The prosecutors had previously filed seven murder charges against the 21-year-old in the days following the shooting.
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Man punched Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax after fleeing domestic and being tracked down in Fox Lake, police say

Police say a man who fled after attacking his girlfriend in Fox Lake struck Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax as the police dog tracked him down and bit him Thursday evening. The incident happened Thursday evening just before midnight in the 0-100 block of Bermuda Colony in Fox Lake. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief […] The post Man punched Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax after fleeing domestic and being tracked down in Fox Lake, police say appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
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‘We are a city experiencing grief’: Highland Park mayor addresses Lake County Board month after mass shooting

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering again called for a ban on “weapons of war” during a Lake County Board meeting Friday as Highland Park recovers one month after the mass shooting. Rotering began her speech by saying that the Fourth of July shooting “shook the community to its core.” “Like so many American cities and […] The post ‘We are a city experiencing grief’: Highland Park mayor addresses Lake County Board month after mass shooting appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
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Man threatened to kill officers before attacking one of them in Vernon Hills, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say a man threatened to stab and kill several officers before he advanced on one of them, pulling them to the ground Wednesday in Vernon Hills. Adam J. Niebuhr, 41, of Lake Zurich, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated assault of a peace officer, domestic battery, resisting arrest and criminal […] The post Man threatened to kill officers before attacking one of them in Vernon Hills, prosecutors say appeared first on Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
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