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Gun report spurs lockdown at Gurnee-area schools, subdivision

Lake County sheriff’s deputies briefly blocked access to a Gurnee-area subdivision and placed a neighboring high school and two schools in the Special Education District … Read more ›


Waukegan man, 38, charged with sexual exploitation of a child

Police charged a 38-year-old Waukegan man with the sexual exploitation of a child after a group of teen girls reported they saw him masturbating in … Read more ›


Gurnee man, 19, charged with burglary for stolen electronics

A Gurnee man was charged April 22 with burglary after police said he was caught in the area with stolen electronics in his vehicle. Brandon … Read more ›

‘Grandparent scam’ claims 4th elderly victim, who was duped out of $4,800

An elderly Gurnee man duped out of thousands of dollars is the fourth victim since January of the so-called “grandparent scam,” in which someone posing … Read more ›

North Chicago man denies shooting outside Gurnee restaurant

The Daily Herald reports: A North Chicago man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he shot another man during a fracas outside a Gurnee restaurant. … Read more ›

Approximate location where the body of a woman was found in Zion this evening.

Woman’s body found in Zion park

The death of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area near a Zion train station is being investigated as suspicious, the Lake … Read more ›

Gurnee police to use online community alert service

The Gurnee Police Department announced Friday it will send emails and text messages to residents who sign up through an online subscription service Messages may … Read more ›

1 dead in crash near Wisconsin line

A truck-car crash tonight on the Tri-State tollway near the Wisconsin state line left one person dead, authorities said. The crash also closed the northbound … Read more ›

North Chicago’s top cop quits amid brutality charges against department

As brutality allegations continue to haunt North Chicago, Police Chief Michael Newsome has retired. Newsome, who had been on paid leave from the department since … Read more ›

North Chicago man charged in Gurnee shooting that injured one

Bond was set at $100,000 Feb. 17  for a convicted felon charged in connection with a shooting last week in the parking lot of a … Read more ›