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Jeremy Betancourt (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Teen Pleads Guilty To DUI In Drag Race That Killed Antioch Girl

Under a negotiated deal approved by Judge Victoria Rossetti, Jeremy Betancourt pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana, a Class 2 felony, while other charges against him, including aggravated street racing and reckless homicide, were dropped

03/28/2014

Michael Dawson (left) and Jeremy Betancourt (right) were allegedly drag racing in Gurnee, when Betancourt's car went airborne and rolled over in a ditch, killing a 16-year-old girl riding in the back seat. Betancourt faces reckless homicide charges. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Police: 16-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crash During Drag Race

A teenage drag race turned tragic Monday night when one of the cars went airborne and rolled over, leaving a north suburban girl dead, three other people injured and both drivers in jail facing felony charges.

06/25/2013

Mario Garcia (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged With Fatally Striking Teen During Drag Race

Police have made an arrest in the drag racing-related death of a 17-year-old north suburban boy.

03/25/2013

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Woodstock Man Charged In Deadly Drag Race In July

A Woodstock man is being held on $100,000 bond after being charged in connection with a deadly drag race.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

A race track in south suburban Lynwood hosts miniature, radio-controlled car races. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Mini-Race Car Track Operator

For 30 years, local enthusiasts raced their radio controlled cars in streets and parking lots. Now, thanks to the passion of one racer, they have a dragway that is considered one of the best in the country.

08/22/2011