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Gurnee police say black bear sighting reported in northern suburb
Gurnee police said they got a report of a possible bear sighting Wednesday morning.
Possible bear sighting reported in Gurnee
GURNEE, Ill. - A possible bear sighting was reported in Gurnee Wednesday morning. At about 8:45 a.m., the Gurnee Police Department was made aware of a possible bear being in the area of Hunt Club Road and Route 132. Officers checked the area, however, no bear was located. If you...
Highland Park prepares for one-year remembrance of parade shooting tragedy
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - The city of Highland Park is now less than a month away from marking one-year since the parade shooting that took the lives of seven, and left dozens of others injured. FOX 32’s Anthony Ponce spoke with the city's leadership about how the tragedy has impacted...
Crunch! Historic covered bridge is clipped again, despite posted warnings
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Long Grove’s bridge has been hit by vehicles 49 times since being reinforced a couple of years ago. WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports.
Lincolnshire nursing home faces violations from fall caught on camera
A Lincolnshire nursing home is facing violations for an incident caught on camera, and numerous complaints.
Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run in Highland Park was school board member
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) -- Police in Highland Park were searching Friday evening for the driver who hit a bicyclist and then took off – leaving the victim to die.Highland Park police and fire crews were called at 12:37 p.m. to Deerfield and Piccadilly roads, where they found the bicyclist severely injured. The driver was already gone.We're told good Samaritans stopped to help.The bicyclist, identified as 49-year-old Maureen Wener by the Lake County Coroner's Office, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where she died shortly after arriving. An autopsy revealed she died from blunt force injuries. Wener...
Kildeer man dies in medical emergency crash near Watford City
BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — One man has died after experiencing a medical emergency on Highway 85, roughly 12 miles west of Watford City. According to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, at approximately 7:20 a.m. on June 7, a Kenworth was traveling eastbound on Highway 85 near mile marker 153 when the vehicle […]
Four Arlington Heights men charged for March robbery in Dixon
DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) - Four men face burglary charges in a March home invasion in Dixon, Ill. On Tuesday Mike Miller, 52, and Buddy Mason, 22, both of Arlington Heights, Ill., were taken into custody in Gurnee, Ill. Both men were later transported to Lee County jail. Two others, Lawrence Miller, 29, and Sam Mason, 26, were taken into custody in April on unrelated charges. Both Lawrence and Sam are housed at the DuPage County jail.
Kenosha Man Accused of Carjacking Woman in Lake County Released from Hospital and Charged
(Waukegan, IL) A Kenosha man accused of carjacking a woman near Volo last year has finally been charged, after being released from a rehabilitation facility. Authorities say Gary Hollis was severely injured after the March 2022 incident in which he is accused of forcing a woman out of her car, then crashing that vehicle a short time later. Now that he has been released, the 30-year-old faces one count of vehicular hijacking. Bond was set at 250-thousand-dollars with a court date set for June 28th.
'A true public servant': Community mourns mother killed in Highland Park hit-and-run while biking
Maureen Wener was a mother, a friend and a role model in her community.
Illinois health officials warn of Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef in Chicago area
The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a warning Wednesday regarding a Salmonella outbreak in the Chicago area that has been linked to ground beef. State health officials confirmed 26 cases of Salmonella, with cases being reported in Chicago as well as DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will and suburban Cook counties.
Cook County man found with cannabis, handgun during traffic stop; 15-year-old also taken into custody
EVANSTON, Ill. - A juvenile and a 19-year-old man were taken into custody in Evanston after being found with handguns over the weekend. Nathan Norman, 19, of Skokie, was charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, one felony count of possession of 10 to 30 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver, one misdemeanor count of possession of a handgun without a FOID card and several traffic citations.
Men arrested after posing as Dixon water workers to rob homes; police
DIXON, Ill. (WTVO) — Four men have been arrested after posing as Dixon Water Department workers to rob houses. The incident happened back on March 13, according to the Dixon Police Department. Investigators said that someone in a green and yellow vest, and with documents with the City of Dixon logo, approached a homeowner on […]
Grove Junior High teacher John Prusko putting away his lesson plans after 55 years
CHICAGO (CBS) -- School is out for summer in Elk Grove Village as of this afternoon, but for one teacher, he's packing up for good.CBS 2's Lauren Victory introduces us to the man who is retiring at the ripe age of 77. Goodbyes are never easy. John Prusko's farewells at Grove Junior High School in Elk Grove Village are still sinking in. "My wife is feeling more of it than I am. I'm treating it as the beginning of summer," he said. But it's not summer break for Prusko. The 8th grade science teacher just hung up his last beaker....
Man accused of hiding ATV after crash in Lake County
A man is accused of hiding an ATV after a crash in Lake County. Robert Martin, 60 told police it was his ATV and that he head moved it after the crash. He’s now being charged with Obstruction of Justice.
Officials: Naked man dies after attempting to swim across channel while intoxicated
LAKE COUNTY, Ill. (Gray News) – Officials in Illinois said a 25-year-old man drowned after he attempted to swim naked across a channel north of Petite Lake. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the Long Channel located between Petite Lake and Spring Lake for a man who went underwater around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Man accused of beating woman to death, jumping in Des Plaines River to evade Joliet police
Joliet police said a 30-year-old man jumped in the river after a chase through the south suburb, but was pulled out by fire crews.
Discovery of Unexploded Munitions Has Kept Lakeshore Preserve Closed for 2 Years. It’s About to Reopen, ‘Under New Management’
The 77-acre Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park has been closed since 2021 when unexploded munitions were found on the property, a remnant of the land’s former life as part of the Fort Sheridan Army base. With the U.S. Navy having recently presented a report to the EPA on...
Friend who recorded teen pinned by CPD cop wanted ‘hard evidence’ if something bad happened
The criminal trial resumes Wednesday.
Highland Park runs in honor of mass shooting victims
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — People impacted by gun violence, as well as gun reform advocates, united in Highland Park Sunday morning to support mass shooting victims. The community is one month away from marking one year since the Fourth of July parade shooting that claimed seven lives and injured dozens of others. A gunman […]
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