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Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra train near Libertyville ID’d

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — Authorities have identified the pedestrian fatally struck by an outbound Metra train near Libertyville Tuesday morning. According to the Lake County Coroner’s Office, he has been identified as 35-year-old Christopher Wagner, most recently of Libertyville. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Metra train fatally strikes pedestrian near Libertyville. The accident happened...
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Kenosha police investigating fatal shooting near 52nd and 19th Avenue

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha police are actively investigating a fatal shooting in the area of 52nd Street and 19th Avenue. Officials say the suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival. 52nd Street remains closed between 22nd Avenue and 18th Avenue. A previous version of this story referenced...
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Criminal case against man who allegedly purchased gun Kyle Rittenhouse used in fatal shootings delayed until after Rittenhouse trial

The criminal case against the 19-year-old who allegedly made the straw purchase that provided Kyle Rittenhouse his gun has been put on hold until after the Rittenhouse trial. Dominick Black, who now lives in Racine according to court records, is charged with two counts of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under 18 causing death.
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New police chiefs rose through the ranks in Libetyville and Lake Villa

New police chiefs in two Lake County communities are department veterans promoted from within. Ed Roncone in Libertyville and Rochelle Tisinai in Lake Villa were recommended for the top spot by the mayors in each community and recently ratified by their respective village boards. Roncone started with the Libertyville Police...
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Local Health Officials Urge COVID-19 Vaccination

RACINE COUNTY – Local health officials are strongly encouraging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a highly infectious variant of the virus is spreading quickly around the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Data Tracker, Racine County has seen a three-fold increase in...
Kenosha, WIFOX6Now.com Milwaukee

Kenosha homicide near 52nd Street and 19th Avenue

KENOSHA, Wis. - Kenosha police are investigating a homicide after a shooting Thursday evening, July 29. It happened near 52nd Street and 19th Avenue. Police said this was not a police-involved shooting, and added the "suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival." The shooting closed 52nd Street between 22nd...
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Yet another truck strikes roof of Long Grove bridge

A truck became wedged under the roof of Long Grove's iconic covered bridge late Thursday afternoon, marking at least the 15th time the bridge has been damaged since it reopened last August after major repairs from a previous crash. Clearance on the bridge, which is on Robert Park Coffin Road,...
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Photo exhibit opens Friday at Kenosha History Center

The Kenosha History Center, 220 50th Place, will feature a photo exhibit — “Though the Lens of a Photojournalist: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Al Fredrickson” — from July 30 through mid-October. Also, the History Center will host a Friday (July 30) car cruise-in night from 4...
FOX6Now.com Milwaukee

Racine County COVID care packages distributed

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. - In partnership with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and Giving to the Nations, Racine County held its third COVID-19 Care Package Giveaway to support Racine County residents negatively impacted by the pandemic. "COVID 19 hit our community hard and especially those who are vulnerable were hit pretty...
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Open Record: Judgment call

RACINE, Wis. - A Racine County judge issues a reversal over a controversial high school wrestling call. The decision comes two years after the wrestler's father sued to keep his son's championship hopes alive. The governing body for high school sports in Wisconsin – the WIAA – calls it as a victory for sports officials. In this episode of Open Record, FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn explains the video at the center of the lawsuit and how the ruling could impact high school sports across the country. In today's 'Off the Record' segment, the Open Record team fills in the blank and reveals products they buy most.
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Libertyville Rotary honors couple with service award

Libertyville Sunrise Rotary recently presented the club's 2021 Service Above Self award to Sue and Hasu Ghandi, owners of Sue's Pantry in Vernon Hills. Sue's Pantry has provided meals for homeless families throughout parts of Lake and Cook counties for the past 12 years. "Service Above Self" is the Rotary International motto. The award is given by local chapters to those whose work in the community reflects the spirit of Service Above Self, even though the recipients are not Rotarians at the time they earn the award.