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Kendrick Augillard, 34, allegedly fired several shots inside a Gurnee home on Oct. 19, 2012, killing a dog belonging to the family who lives there. He then allegedly barricaded himself inside the home before surrendering about 3 1/2 hours later. (Credit: Gurnee Police Department)

Suspect Charged In Gurnee Standoff That Forced School Lockdowns

A Zion man was facing several felony charges, after firing several shots inside a home in Gurnee, killing a dog inside, then barricading himself inside the home, prompting a standoff with local police, and the lockdown of at least two schools.


(File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Girl Tripped At Great America As Halloween Character Chased Her

The father of a girl who was chased by a Halloween character at Six Flags Great America last year has filed a lawsuit against the park.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

Gina M. Cusimano, 25, and Kevin C. Pettitt, 20, allegedly tried to solicit a 13-year-old girl. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Gurnee Pair Tried To Lure 13-Year-Old Girl For Sex: Police

The mother of a 13-year-old girl told police her daughter had been receiving inappropriate text messages from the suspects.



Boy, 12, Falls From Third Story Balcony In Gurnee

A 12-year-old Gurnee boy was little sore Tuesday morning after a three-story fall.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012


Gurnee Mayor’s Son Busted For Pot Possession

A son of north suburban Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik was busted for possession of marijuana Thursday night.


State Sen. Suzi Schmidt was arrested for trespassing and property damage, after a dispute with her neighbor in Lake Villa. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt Arrested In Dispute With Neighbor

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa), who is retiring amid a series of controversial 911 calls, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trespassing on a neighbor’s land, and damaging his property.


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Dying Woman Wins Wish To Take Son To Great America

A dying Peoria-area woman has one last wish and on Wednesday, it’s coming true.

WBBM Newsradio–06/06/2012

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga conquer the new X Flight wing coaster at Six Flags Great America during a day of fun in the Park with friends, family and crew. (Credit: Six Flags Great America)

Day After Verdict In Family Murders, Jennifer Hudson All Smiles At Great America

Jennifer Hudson and her fiancé went to Six Flags Great America Saturday, a day after she listened to guilty verdicts against her former brother-in-law for killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.


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Loaded Gun, Cocaine, Missing Woman Found During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop of a car in Gurnee Saturday night yielded come crack cocaine, a loaded handgun and a missing, possibly endangered person — all in the company of a man out on parole for homicide, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.


Election Poll

Political Newcomer Enters Race For Illinois’ 14th

A 61-year-old political newcomer has entered the Democratic race for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.


Salvation Army bell-ringer

Salvation Army Strikes Gold In North Suburbs

The Salvation Army has literally struck gold with several anonymous donors in the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011


Lake County Service Agencies Can’t Keep Up With Utility Help Requests

Agencies that provide emergency help for utility bills in Lake County are beginning to see a backlog.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Firefighters in Gurnee battled an extra-alarm fire at a Holiday Inn undergoing renovations on Aug. 23, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Blaze Destroys Part Of Gurnee Holiday Inn

Firefighters in Gurnee were at the scene of an extra-alarm fire at a Holiday Inn undergoing renovations on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Zervont Thomas, 18, is charged with murder and attempted murder, accused of killing one man and injuring another in a stabbing inside a moving vehicle in Gurnee on Aug. 18, 2011. (Credit: Gurnee Police Department)

Suspect Charged In Fatal Stabbing In Gurnee

A Waukegan man has been charged with killing one man and injuring another in a stabbing inside a moving vehicle in north suburban Gurnee.


The scene of a stabbing near car dealership in Gurnee. (CBS)

One Dead, Two Hurt In Attack Outside Gurnee Car Dealership

One man was killed and two others were hurt in an attack outside a car dealership in north suburban Gurnee on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Renee Harris

Grocery Store Employee Charged With Armed Robbery

A temporary contractor for a north suburban grocery store has been charged with armed robbery.


Flooding In Waukegan

UPDATED: Northern Suburbs Hit With More Flooding, Losses

The storms Wednesday night and Thursday morning couldn’t have come at a worse time for residents of the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Storm Damage In Downers Grove

Shady Contractors A Worry As Storm Cleanup Continues

As if the storm a week ago hadn’t been bad enough in itself, hard-hit Lake County is now bracing for the damage that unscrupulous contractors could do when they charge an arm and a leg to clear away the debris.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

Owners at Salutos Italian Restaurant in Gurnee had to throw out $20,000 to $30,000 of spoiled food after going more than two days without power in the wake of a thunderstorm on Monday, July 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Long Power Outages Cost Restaurants Thousands

This week’s major storm has been a nightmare for residents, with thousands of homeowners going more than 48 hours without power. But imagine owning a restaurant and having no power for more than two days. Imagine the mess and the smell of all the spoiling food.

CBS 2–07/13/2011

Taylor Mae Stinchcomb and her dog.  (Credit: CBS)

Girl, 15, Ticketed For Crash That Killed Friend, Dog

A traffic ticket has been issued against a 15-year-old girl, who was driving in a crash last week that killed her friend and a sick dog.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011