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.


(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.


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

Gurnee police released this sketch of a woman who attacked another woman in a parking lot. (Credit: Gurnee Police Department)

Gurnee Attacker Bites, Punches Victim In Parking Lot

Police are looking for a woman who forced her way into another woman’s car at a north suburban Sears parking lot last weekend, then robbed the victim after punching and biting her.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

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

Funeral Services Set For Girl Who Died In Crash With Sick Dog

Funeral services will be Saturday for Taylor Mae Stinchcomb, the 15-year-old girl who was killed in a tragic crash near Grayslake, which also took the life of her sick dog.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Abraham Lincoln

College Student Discovers Legal Documents Written By Lincoln

A college student from Gurnee has quite a story to tell about what he is doing over his summer vacation.

WBBM Newsradio–06/16/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Village Of Gurnee Immunizes Trees Against Emerald Ash Borer

Far north suburban Gurnee is taking on the tree-killing emerald ash borer.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Alejandro Alvarez, Carina Crios (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Couple Attempts To Drive Off With Booted Car Near Great America

A couple who spent the day at Six Flags Great America also got to spend some time with police after trying to drive away after their car had been booted for illegal parking, police said.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2011

Gurnee Police Patch (Credit: Gurnee Police Department Website)

Man Charged With Sexual Assault After A Home Visit

An Indiana man has been charged with criminal sexual assault after a Gurnee woman said she awoke to find him on top of her, police said Tuesday.


Someone stole Marlon Tapang's wheelchair from outside his Gurnee home. (CBS)

Scrappers Suspected Of Stealing Teen’s Wheelchair

Police believe scrappers, people who cruise areas when it is garbage day and pick up metal, may have been the ones who stole a teen’s wheelchair.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011