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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

Meghan Heinze (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Woman Charged With Vandalizing Suburban Houses Of Worship

Meghan Heinze, 22, of Gurnee, is charged with 10 counts of institutional vandalism, 10 counts of criminal defacement, and two counts of criminal damage to property, all felonies.

02/28/2014

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville (left) and Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan (right) both were vandalized Sunday night with the same smiley face and hateful message. (Credit: Facebook)

Police Identify Suspect Who Vandalized Mosque, Churches

The mayor of Waukegan said Thursday an arrest is imminent in a spate of vandalizations of north suburban houses of worship.

02/20/2014

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Cops: Chicago’s Serial Carjacker Also Gurnee Purse-Snatcher

A man accused of robbing an elderly woman of her purse in a north suburban parking lot two weeks ago has been identified as the same man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly committing a series of carjackings in Chicago, one of which led to the death of an 11-year-old boy.

12/26/2013

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Man Charged With Stealing $80K From Youth Baseball League

A north suburban youth baseball treasurer has been charged with writing about $80,000 worth of organization checks to himself.

12/10/2013

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Corrections Officer Alleged To Have Improper Contact With Juror

An attorney is filing a motion seeking any information, including investigative or police reports, on the possibility that a corrections officer in the courthouse may have had improper conversations with jurors or witnesses.

11/27/2013

Timothy Fleming. (Family photo)

Gurnee Police Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run

Gurnee Police are investigating an apparent hit-and-run that left one man killed and a dog injured Saturday morning.

11/16/2013

A suspect robbed a bank in Gurnee, forcing schools on lock down. (Credit: Bank surveillance video)

Search For Gurnee Robber Put School On Lockdown

GURNEE (CBS) — A bank was robbed Thursday afternoon in north suburban Gurnee, leading to a soft lock down at three schools in the area as police searched for the suspect. Police received a report […]

11/15/2013

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Lake County, Ill. 2013

Halloween Trick or Treating is being held in communities throughout Lake County, Ill. in 2013. Most of the communities are holding Trick or Treat hours on the day of Halloween itself. Oct. 31, 2013, but several are having the Trick or Treat on the Sun. before Halloween, on Oct. 27.

10/29/2013

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Passenger Van Strikes Jogger In Gurnee

The 18-year-old woman was jogging about 8:39 a.m. at Gages Lake Road and Murifield Drive when she was struck.

08/26/2013

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Driver Who Hit Boy, School Charged With Reckless Driving

The driver told police he was turning around and hit the gas instead of the brakes and the van drove right through the curb cut and down the sidewalk in reverse and crashed through the double doors at Woodland Middle School.

08/09/2013

A mini van being towed away after crashing into a school in Gurnee. (Credit: CBS)

11-Year-Old Boy Injured When Minivan Crashes Into Gurnee School

A vehicle crashed into Woodland Middle School in Gurnee pinning a boy underneath. The mini-van apparently drove into the door.

08/07/2013

At least 14 people were hurt in a crash involving a semi-trailer truck and four passenger vehicles on the Tri-State Tollway on July 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Several Vehicles In Accident In Gurnee

At least 16 people were injured in a major accident Friday morning on the Tri-State Tollway near Great America in Gurnee.

07/12/2013

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Gurnee Teams Up With Nextdoor To Keep In Touch With Residents

Instead of talking over the backyard fence, neighbors in Gurnee can talk online through a private social networking website specific to their area.

WBBM Newsradio–07/09/2013

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

A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Gurnee Woman Travels To D.C. To Push For Tougher Trucking Laws

A suburban woman is using her family’s tragedy to lobby Congress for tougher regulation of the trucking industry.

05/07/2013

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Gurnee Mayor Targeted In Blackmail Plot

While Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik focused on her re-election campaign, she was fighting off another — a blackmail campaign.

04/23/2013

Francisco Garcia-Almolda (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Waukegan High School Teacher Arrested For Child Porn, Suspended

Gurnee Police arrested 54-year-old Francisco Garcia-Almolda at home, and seized two computer towers, a laptop, several hard drives, flash drives, CDs and DVDs. Police are analyzing them.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

The Lund family is falling afoul of Lake County government with this makeshift ice rink. (CBS)

Lake County Cracking Down On Homemade Ice Rink

A Gurnee family is ignoring a Lake County order to take down their neighborhood ice rink. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

12/27/2012

Kyle Pecore, 29, from Gresham, Wis., and charged him with retail theft.

Four Charged In Gurnee Mills Retail Theft Crackdown

Police used a coordinated attack on retail theft for the first time, linking up with retailers at Gurnee Mills and arresting four people.

12/15/2012

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