Lake County Authorities Hold Active Shooter Drill At Wadsworth SchoolEven the thought of a shooting at their child’s school is terrifying for parents, but officials in Lake County said they want to make sure they’re prepared should it ever happen, so they were staging an emergency drill in Wadsworth on Friday.
Wadsworth Home Destroyed In Extra-Alarm BlazeThe fire started around 4 a.m. in home at MacIntosh Court and Orchard Bluff Lane. At least 20 trucks from various area fire departments responded to the blaze, including crews from Zion, Beach Park, and some towns in Wisconsin.
Fireworks Lit In Gas Station Bathroom Precedes Police Standoff A tense standoff at a north suburban fast food restaurant and gas station drew dozens of police officers and forced customers and staff members to clear out after a series loud pops were heard.
Tacky Monument To Nouveau Riche: Half-Off Sale On Massive Suburban HomeIf $3.5 million is the same to you as lunch money is to the common man, then perhaps there is a home up in north suburban Wadsworth for you.
Three-Alarm Blaze Burns Down Wadsworth HomeThe multiple-alarm fire started in the attic of the home in the 38500 block of North Arbor Court about 3:20 p.m.
Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Lake County, Ill. 2013Halloween 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.
Firefighters Battling Extra-Alarm Blaze In Lake CountyFirefighters from several fire departments are battling the extra-alarm fire in a large home in a sub-division at Wadsworth Road and Oak Crest Lane.
No Charges In Fatal School Bus Crash In WadsworthThe driver of a school bus involved in a fatal crash earlier this month in Wadsworth has been cleared of wrongdoing.
Intersection Where Bus, Jeep Collided Has A Problematic PastFifty-three accidents occurred there between 2004 and 2011. The wrecks left 24 people injured and one dead, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports.
Storm Soaks Northern Burbs; More Severe Weather On The WayA storm swept into the Chicago area Wednesday morning, prompting a flash flood warning for some areas as they were hit with more than 4 inches of rain.
Wadsworth Man Gets 26 Years For Abusing Two BoysA north suburban Wadsworth man is going to prison for 26 years for committing a crime he said haunts him