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Lightning strikes Round Lake Heights students waiting at bus stop

This morning at 7:15, three students standing at a bus stop waiting for their bus were struck by lightning. All three students were transported to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Their condition is not known at this time but it was reported to be non-life threatening injuries. Ambulances from Round Lake Fire, Lake Villa Fire […]

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Concrete recycling and composting operation coming to Rt 120 & Wilson Rd.

From the Village of Round Lake’s recent newsletter: The Village owns 57 acres at the southwest corner of Route 120 and Wilson Road. The Village purchased this land with the intent it would facilitate commercial development. After a proposed development fell through, the Village continued to look for ways to attract development. Starting in September […]

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O’Hare protest a non-starter with several voluntary arrests

A planned protest to shut down the Kennedy Expressway leading to O’Hare on Labor Day fizzled out as State Police outnumbered the few hundred protesters who showed up. With police vans and buses available to transport any protesters willing to cross the police line and interfere with expressway traffic, organizer Gregory Livingston and a handful […]

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Nicor Gas Breaks Historic Gas Delivery Records During Polar Vortex

During the record-breaking cold weather in the Midwest last week, Nicor Gas broke some of its own records, delivering the most natural gas in a single day. Nicor Gas delivered more than 4.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas to its 2.2 million customers throughout northern Illinois. This is the single largest delivery of natural […]

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RLB Resident Charged After Resisting Arrest and Attempt to Disarm Officer

Offender:  Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente, 30 years old, of the 900 Block of N. Kenilworth Dr, Round Lake Beach On February 17, 2019, at 7:59 pm. our department received a call for a well-being check regarding a truck that was parked in the middle of the road in the 900 Block of Kenilworth.  The responding officer […]

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No ‘Queen of Hearts’ winner—again

MCHENRY, Ill. — It was another enormous “Queen Of Hearts” drawing Tuesday night at the VFW in McHenry, but no one went home a winner—again. Tuesday night’s jackpot was $6,077,599. Organizers said no matter what happens, somebody is going to win next week. Organizers said they’ll just keep pulling tickets until the queen of hearts […]

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Tonight someone will win the $7M McHenry VFW raffle.

A final rush on tickets is expected leading up to Tuesday night’s McHenry VFW Queen of Hearts raffle, where someone will win millions of dollars. After building for nearly two years, the jackpot now tops $7 million, and the big prize will be awarded Tuesday. Organizers, a bit overwhelmed by the surge of ticket buyers […]

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Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in New Sex Assault Case

A wanted sex offender has been arrested, authorities said. Barry A. Deacon, 34, who is accused of sexually assaulting a female relative last fall, was arrested at his former home in the 35600 block of North Greenleaf Avenue in Ingleside on March 2. A tipster alerted the Lake County Sheriff’s Department to the fact that […]

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Proposal 23: What will become of high school football rivalries?

The IHSA recently announced the passage of Proposal 23 by the state’s member schools that in 2021 will eliminate the current conferences that exist for football (goodbye Mid-Suburban League, Fox Valley, East Suburban Catholic, North Suburban, Central Suburban, West Suburban, DuPage Valley, Upstate Eight, and all the rest). Instead, newly formed districts that are based […]

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VFW announces drawdown date for multi-million dollar raffle game

McHenry VFW Post 4600 has announced a drawdown date for the multimillion Queen of Hearts Raffle. The club will host its usual weekly Queen of Hearts raffle 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. If no one wins, a drawdown will occur the following week, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, according to the VFW. A drawdown means […]

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Car’s flat tire leads to guns, pot arrest of Gurnee man

Dylan A Penarrieta, of Gurnee, was arrested by Bourbonnais police after a traffic stop about a flat tire led to the discovery of 211 grams of cannabis, three handguns and more than $4,500 in cash in the vehicle’s trunk on Saturday.

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That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds

A Trump-inspired GoFundMe campaign that raised $20 million to ostensibly to build a wall on the southern U.S. border will refund every cent. Run by Brian Kolfage, a veteran with a track record of questionable business practices, the project defied all logistical considerations with its proposal for a “simple and straightforward” plan to build the […]

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Manhunt underway after suspected gunman kills officer during traffic stop

Authorities are looking for the suspect in the killing of Newman police officer Ronil Singh, 33, Dec. 26, 2018. “If anyone has any information regarding the identity of the suspect, please contact law enforcement immediately so we can get this cop-killer off the streets,” Richardson said. The sheriff’s office described the car as a gray, […]

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Government shutdown by the numbers: Who isnt getting paid

It’s day eight of the government shutdown, and an estimated 800,000 people who work for the U.S. government are feeling the impact. In many offices, contracts are on hold, travel plans have been canceled and paychecks have been stopped as President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats continue their standoff over Trump’s $5 billion border wall […]

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Hey, look, it’s a hamster wheel for your cat

This $1,800 hamster wheel from South Korean company Pet Ding promises to help your feline burn away those excess kilograms. There’s a small, color changing light in the middle of the track for the cat to chase, à la a laser pointer.

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Trump visits border, says he probably will declare emergency if no deal on wal

His trip came on the Day 20 of a partial government shutdown triggered by the president’s demand that Congress pay for a wall, which Democrats refuse to do. During a roundtable discussion at the border patrol station in McAllen, the president again contended – falsely — that he never said Mexico was going to provide […]

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