Vernon Hills

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Driver Sought In Vernon Hills Hit-And-Run That Injured Pedestrian

Investigators analyzed debris at the scene and think the vehicle was a 1999-2005 Volkswagen Jetta with damage to the front end and lower front trim on the driver side.


Michael Latona (Vernon Hills Police)

Bag Of Weapons Found In Park Is Traced To Suspect, Who Faces Charges

Michael Latona, 23, is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and one count each of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to Vernon Hills police.


A video by the terrorist group al-Shabaab featured the logo of the mall chain Wesfield. (Credit: CBS)

Terror Video Encourages Attack On Mall Chain With Chicago-Area Locations

There is no specific information indicating there is danger here, but at least one police agency is aware of the threat and “planning accordingly.”


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Vernon Hills Woman Charged With Setting Park Garbage Can On Fire

Officers were called to Augusta Park, 210 Augusta Drive, after a pedestrian saw a garbage can in the park on fire, according to a statement from Vernon Hills police.


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Vernon Hills Fire Damages Three Homes

Multiple people were displaced after a fire rendered three attached homes uninhabitable Monday morning in north suburban Vernon Hills.


John Schraffenberger (Credit: Vernon Hills Police)

Police: Vernon Hills Man Sent Lewd Photo To 12-Year-Old Girl

John W. Schraffenberger, 24, is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, according to a statement from Vernon Hills police.


Rick Brunson (Credit: Vernon Hills Police)

Ex-Bull Brunson Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges

Former Chicago Bulls player and coach Rick Brunson is denying charges that he sexually assaulted a masseuse at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills.


Rick Brunson (Credit: Vernon Hills Police)

Police: Ex-Bull Brunson Used Fake Name To Book Masseuse Before Assault

After a masseuse told Rick Brunson to stop requesting her services, the former Chicago Bulls player and coach used the name “Patrick Ewing” to book her for another appointment, according to the police report obtained Tuesday.


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Former Bull Rick Brunson Charged With Attempted Rape

Charges were filed after Brunson allegedly grabbed an employee of Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills.


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Vernon Hills Cops Kill Pit Bull That Attacked Woman

Police confirmed a woman and her dog were mauled by a pit bull in the New Century Town subdivision. The woman suffered injuries to both her hands trying to defend her miniature Doberman Pinscher, who was badly hurt in the incident.


Vernon Hills has installed Turtle Crossing signs. (Credit: Vernon Hills)

‘June Is The Most Dangerous Time To Be A Turtle’

Hoping to avoid the “significant amount of carnage” from last year, Vernon Hills is taking important steps to save its turtle population.


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Sole Survivor Of Arizona Crash To Join Grandparents In Japan

Nine-year-old Rinka Hirayama, the lone survivor of a fiery car crash last month on a desert highway near the Grand Canyon in Arizona has returned to Vernon Hills, but only for a few weeks. Once her grandparents settle her parents’ affairs, Rinka is expected to return to her native Japan with them.


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Community Mourns 3 Members Of Vernon Hills Family Killed In Crash

A deadly car crash on a family vacation claims three members of a Vernon Hills family. Now, the community is mourning the victims and looking to help the lone survivor, a nine-year-old girl.


Two workers were injured in a construction collapse at a Vernon Hills shopping mall. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Worker Dies From Injuries In Construction Collapse At Vernon Hills Mall

One of two construction workers injured in a partial wall collapse at the Westfield Hawthorn Mall in north suburban Vernon Hills late Thursday night has died.


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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Lake County, Ill. 2013

Halloween Trick or Treating is being held in communities throughout Lake County, Ill. in 2013. Most of the communities are holding Trick or Treat hours on the day of Halloween itself. Oct. 31, 2013, but several are having the Trick or Treat on the Sun. before Halloween, on Oct. 27.



Vernon Hills Residents Complaining Of Skunk Problem

Have you noticed something different in the air this fall? An abundance of black and white critters creating an eye watering stench?


James Trelford (Credit: Vernon Hills police)

Cops: Man Made Bomb Threat Because Woman Didn’t Like Him

A north suburban man is behind bars Tuesday after phoning in a bomb threat to a Vernon Hills concert event because a woman he met there did not like him, according to police.


Despite Small Gains, NASDAQ Still Down For The Year

Vernon Hills-Based Tech Firm CDW Planning IPO

A north suburban-based technology retailer which was taken private in 2007 announced Friday a return to the public market, with an IPO that could bring in more than $700 million.


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Judge Upholds $1M Bond For Man Accused Of Trying To Hire Hitman

Bond remained at $1 million Tuesday for a Vernon Hills man accused of trying to hire a hitman to take out a witness.


Ronald Stolberg

Statements Of Accused Wife Killer Will Be ‘Fair Game’ At Trial

Ronald Stolberg, 49, is due to stand trial for first-degree murder May 20. He made incriminating statements to police at the crime scene — his residence — on June 8, 2011, and again during questioning.