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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

(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.

08/03/2012

Ambulance

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

Handcuffs

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

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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.

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

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

Radiator

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.

08/19/2011

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