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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

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.

10/19/2012

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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.

08/03/2012

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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

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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.

07/01/2012

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.

06/12/2012

(File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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.

05/13/2012

(Credit: CBS)

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.

05/06/2012

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.

12/11/2011

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