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Lockdown Lifted At Lake Villa Schools

Officials at Lake Villa District 41 said Palombi Middle School, Thompson Elementary School, and Martin Elementary School were placed on soft lockdown Thursday morning, due to an ongoing police search for a suspect who had fled the nearby town of Round Lake Beach, following a domestic incident.

09/25/2014

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Elderly Man Found Dead In Lake Villa Pool

A 77-year-old man was found dead in his pool Sunday evening in north suburban Lake Villa. Lake Villa Police Lt. Dennis Geraty said the man likely drowned.

06/30/2014

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104-Year-Old Lake Villa School Marks Final Day Of Class

WBBM’s Kimberly Easton reports Pleviak Elementary students played taps, folded their American flag and created a time capsule in memory or a school that has served them so well.

06/09/2014

Fred Losch and Marc Blue next to some of the Veterans Beer products. (Photo from Tina Johansson for Sun-Times Media.)

Veteran-Owned Beer Company Partners With Losch Beverage

A north suburban beer distributor in Lake Villa will roll out the barrel for a veteran-owned and operated recent start-up aimed to become a preeminent beverage enterprise and to provide jobs for veterans.

03/07/2014

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Lake Villa Youth Group Leader Charged With Sexually Abusing Two Girls

The investigation began Jan. 25 after two girls told the church that Matthew Harder had sexual contact with each of them while driving them home from church on separate occasions, police claim.

01/31/2014

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Car Of Missing Lake Villa Man Found In Vernon Hills

Nick Steward, 33, disappeared Sept. 20 after leaving work in Wood Dale. He headed home for Lake Villa but never made it.

10/03/2013

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Twin Brothers Found Dead In Lake Villa Home

An autopsy on twin 25-year-old brothers found dead in Lake Villa were still being performed Friday afternoon, June 28, and a positive identification is still pending.

06/30/2013

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Man Charged After Attempting To Abduct Four Young Girls: Police

A north suburban man who allegedly tried to abduct four young girls as they walked on the street Wednesday is behind bars on a $1 million bond Thursday after police say he was involved in an accident leaving the area.

04/25/2013

18-Year-Old Dies After Car Lands In Lake

An 18-year-old man drowned early Friday morning after the car he was driving sank into Lake Miltmore near Lake Villa.

11/25/2012

The driver of this vehicle died after crashing into Lake Miltmore in north suburban Lake Villa. (Credit: CBS)

Driver Dies After Car Plunges Into Water In Lake Villa

A driver was killed early Friday after crashing a car through a yard, striking a boatlift, and winding up 50 feet from the shore in Lake Miltmore in north suburban Lake Villa.

11/23/2012

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) leaves court in Lake County, after she was found not guilty of trespassing and property damage charges stemming from a dispute with her neighbor. (Credit: CBS)

State Senator’s Restraining Order Extended Six Months

The no-stalking, anti-harassment order of protection against state Sen. Suzi Schmidt was extended for six months Friday by Lake County Judge George Strickland.

11/03/2012

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) leaves court in Lake County, after she was found not guilty of trespassing and property damage charges stemming from a dispute with her neighbor. (Credit: CBS)

State Senator Acquitted Of Trespassing, Property Damage

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) has been acquitted of trespassing and property damage charges stemming from a dispute with a neighbor this summer.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2012

William Christopher Pettry, 42, died after an altercation in Jacksonville, Fla. (Facebook)

Lake Villa Man Fatally Stabbed During Bears Weekend In Florida

Relatives say William Christopher Pettry, a 42-year-old contractor, was the married father of three children ranging in age from 15 to five and was a huge Bears fan.

10/07/2012

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Man Charged With Plowing Into, Killing 10-Year-Old Boy On Suburban Lake

Prosecutors in north suburban Lake County say a Bartlett man had used cocaine and alcohol before he operated a boat which struck and killed a 10-year-old boy last month.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

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Boy, 10, Killed In Boating Accident In Lake County

A 10-year-old boy was killed in a boating accident Saturday afternoon on a lake in the far north suburbs.

07/28/2012

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)

Police Release 911 Call From Sen. Suzi Schmidt’s Dispute With Neighbor

Officials have released recordings of a 911 call that triggered criminal charges and the arrest of State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa).

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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)

Lake County GOP Not Calling For Schmidt Resignation After Arrest

Lake County Republican bosses are wrestling with how to handle the latest embarrassing incident involving State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa).

CBS 2–06/13/2012

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

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Man Found After Vanishing While Trying To Find His Dog

All’s well that ends well for a far north suburban man and his dog.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2012

Home security video captured an arson suspect in Lake Villa. (Credit: Lake Villa Police Department)

Surveillance Video Captures Lake Villa Arson Suspect; Police Seeking Public’s Help

Authorities in Lake Villa have released surveillance photos in hopes of solving an arson.

03/05/2012

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