Twin Lakes, WI



The 2022 Winter edition of the Village News is now available. In this issue of the newsletter, you will find information related to:. To view a digital copy of the Village News, Click Here. To receive the digital version of the quarterly Village News, Subscribe Here.

Identities, Cause of Deaths Revealed After Lake County “Domestic” Incident That Left Five Dead

(Buffalo Grove, IL) Five people found dead in a Buffalo Grove home have been identified, but little new information about the actual incident has been released. The bodies were found late Wednesday morning after a well-being check in the 28-hundred block of Acacia Terrace. Police eventually forced entry into the home where they found the deceased individuals. During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek identified the dead as 5 members of the Kisliak family: 67-year-old Lilia, 39-year-old Andrei, 36-year-old Vera, 6-year-old Vivian and 4-year-old Amilia. Autopsies showed that all five died of “sharp force injuries.” A family pet was also discovered dead. Buffalo Grove Police Chief Brian Budds reiterated that this was a “domestic related” case, but did not detail who was responsible for the killings…citing the ongoing and active investigation.

Woman found shot dead on Waukegan street identified

WAUKEGAN, Ill. - A woman who was found fatally shot on a Waukegan street last weekend has been identified. Siedah Mickens, 30, of Zion, was discovered on May Street on Sunday, November 27 around 1 a.m. after police got a call about a shooting. Mickens was transported to an area...

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to Stop in Far Northwest Suburb Saturday

After visiting Bensenville Friday, the popular Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is heading to yet another Chicago suburb. The colorfully decorated train, which features live music and and raises awareness and money for food banks across the CP network, will stop in the village of Pingree Grove early Saturday. It'll arrive at approximately 8:45 a.m., just ahead of a 9 a.m. performance by Lindsay Ell & JoJo Mason.

Fact or fiction?

A newspaper falls onto a doorstep. The paper is full of facts and figures that aren’t exactly true despite the tagline of “Real data. Real value. Real news.” plastered over the front page. The door of a McHenry resident opens, eyes falling confused on the paper of their doorstep. They haven’t paid or subscribed to any newspaper. Now that they’re thinking about it, they’ve never heard of the “McHenry Times” until it appeared at their door.

Wisconsin and Illinois Gas Prices Continue to Fall, Kenosha County Average Below $3

(Chicago, IL) Gas prices have continued their recent declines on both sides of the state line. AAA says the average gallon of gas in Illinois currently stands at $3.73, which is still 26-cents above the national average…but the state has fallen out of the top 10 highest prices in the country, sitting at 14th. Lake County currently stands at $3.67. In Wisconsin, the average gallon of gas runs $3.08, 39-cents below the national average. Kenosha County prices have fallen below the 3-dollar mark at $2.98.

Welcome to Our Newly Countywide Elected Officials

Sheriff John D. Idleburg was sworn-in for his second term as the Sheriff of Lake County. Deputy Chief Judge Daniel B. Shanes administered the oath of office at a ceremony in the Lake County Boardroom. After the event, Sheriff Idleburg said, “I am incredibly honored by the trust and support of the community. I am grateful to continue leading the incredible men and women of our organization during this next term, and we will continue providing exceptional service to the Lake County community." More info.

Racine drug dealer had 5 pounds of marijuana, 2 pounds of Percocet in suitcases, police say | National News

CALEDONIA – An accused Racine drug dealer has been arrested after allegedly being found in possession of more than five pounds of marijuana and two pounds of Percocet. Kendell Arvern Days, 26, of the 1300 block of S. Memorial Drive, was charged with four felony counts of bail jumping in addition to felony counts of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture between 1,000-2,500 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotic drugs .

PHOTOS: Smart Studios building's new owner honors its rocking roots

In an interview for Wendy Schneider's 2016 documentary, "The Smart Studios Story," Butch Vig said, "1254 E. Washington was one damn ugly looking building. It was a two-story, red brick pile of junk, and it looked like a crack house." The outside of the building hasn't changed much in decades,...

Country Thunder 2023 Preview

It’s no lie that you will see Lake Forest High School students and alumni at Country Thunder in Twin Lakes Wisconsin every summer. This year’s lineup was released just in time to ask for tickets as a gift for the holidays. The event is four days (July 20-23) full of country singers. This year’s headliners include Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Jason Aldean and Keith Urban.
CBS 58

Dating app 'predator' denies allegations in phone call with CBS 58; served time for victimization of woman in 2006

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Days after Timothy Olson's arrest, facing several charges and accused of drugging and stealing from women, Olson phoned CBS 58 from jail. Olson was taken into custody by Franklin Police on Tuesday, accused of following a 79-year-old woman from a bar, forcing her into her car at gun point and then taking one of her credit cards and withdrawing money.

Alleged Fake Eye Dr. Charged with Bail Jumping

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–The Salem Lakes man who is charged with practicing optometry without a license has now also been charged with bail jumping. 53 year old Lee Hagopian reportedly failed to appear in court last week and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Hagopian did appear in intake...

Dec. 2, 2022 evening weather update for Kenosha

Tonight’s weather conditions in Kenosha: Rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy and windy overnight. Low 22F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. It might be a good day to stay cozy at home, with temperatures barely hitting 29 though it will feel much colder at . We’ll see a low temperature of 20 degrees tomorrow. It should be a fairly cloudless day. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for clear skies. Saturday’s winds could be brisk, with forecast models showing 19 mph wind conditions coming up from the west. Special National Weather Service Alert: Gale Warning from SAT 12:00 AM CST until SAT 9:00 AM CST. This report is created automatically with weather data provided by Visit for more weather updates.
CBS News

Passenger killed, driver charged with DUI after car crash in Huntley

CHICAGO (CBS) – A 19-year-old man is charged with driving under the influence after a deadly car crash in Kane County back in September, according to Illinois State Police. ISP said on Sept. 3, District 15 troopers responded to investigate a single-vehicle rollover crash around 1:54 a.m. on I-90 westbound exit to Illinois Route 47 in Huntley.

Kenosha woman renovates 1915 firehouse into a home

KENOSHA — A regular home just wasn’t interesting enough for one Kenosha woman. So instead of the white picket fence or home in a cul-de-sac, she bought a firehouse built in 1915, fixed it up, and has been happily living in it ever since. Rhonda Dutton wanted to...