North Chicago,

Victim Identified in North Chicago Fatal Shooting

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (7-29-21) (North Chicago, IL) One person is dead after a shooting in North Chicago. Lake County Major Crimes Task Force officials say they were called around 1:20 on Wednesday morning to the area of 17th Street and Park Avenue, for shots fired and a large fight. When they arrived they found a 21-year-old woman who had been shot in the neck, and a male attempting to render aid…the woman was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later. Lake County Coroner’s officials identified the victim as Tytionna Russell of Zion. Two vehicles and a residence in the area also suffered gunfire damage but there were no additional injuries. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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Sleepy Hollow,

Parolee Gets 38 Years in Prison For ‘Horrifying’ 2019 Attack in Sleepy Hollow

A 34-year-old parolee will get 38 years in prison for what prosecutors describe as a “horrific” 2019 attack in Sleepy Hollow. According to a Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release, Fabian J. Torres has agreed to the 38-year sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to the offenses of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, and two counts of attempted murder. Both offenses are Class X felonies.
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Cleanup begins after overnight storms down trees in Zion

ZION, Ill. - Thunderstorms roared through the northern suburbs overnight producing high winds, lightning and heavy rain. In north suburban Zion on 27th Street, a large tree split apart and landed on the street between Shiloh Park Elementary and Zion Middle School. Zion public works crews used chainsaws, wood chippers...
Carol Stream,

Yet another visitor cited for bad Yellowstone behavior

Yet another visitor was cited for bad Yellowstone behavior, as an Illinois woman has been charged in U.S. District Court for a variety of offenses related to purposely approaching bears well within the legal limits. According to U.S. District Court in Yellowstone, Samantha Dehring of Carol Stream, Illinois, is charged...

Evanston linebacker chooses North Carolina

At least 50 schools competed for the player Evanston Athletic Director Chris Livatino described as the most heavily recruited athlete in school history. Wednesday, the University of North Carolina won the battle for Sebastian Cheeks’ services. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Cheeks made a verbal commitment to play for the Tar Heels...
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Masks up for debate again at suburban districts after CDC calls for universal masking in schools

When Barrington resident Courtney Holsworth learned the latest federal COVID-19 public health guidance was in favor of universal masking, the mother of three was disappointed but not surprised. Since the pandemic began, Holsworth said her cautious optimism for a full return to a normal school experience has been quashed time and time again. Barrington School District 220 earlier this month ...

VFW Post 7186 honors Second Baptist Church; Valli Produce

Second Baptist Church and Valli Produce were honored by Technical Sergeant William B. Snell VFW Post 7186 for their support of United States Veterans. The Evanston Post is named for Tech. Sgt. William B. Snell, who gave up a promising boxing career to enlist in the Army. He is thought to be the first African American soldier from Evanston killed during World War II.

Guest Essay: A call for universal masking in Evanston public schools

The Evanston public school year begins again next month, and both District 65 and District 202 are ready to welcome students back to a full schedule of classes, sports and social gatherings in person. This provides joy and relief to the thousands of families and teachers who coped with remote learning for more than one year, with all the educational, emotional and social shortfalls that the unprecedented time brought to our community.

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