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Teacher’s Strike Begins in Grayslake School District 46

Grayslake School Strike Begins
Vander Tuuk 11-7-19

(Grayslake, IL) Teachers and support staff in Grayslake have walked off the job. District 46 officials announced that a negotiation session on Wednesday ended without a deal, and the schools and all before and after school activities are canceled today (Thursday). The main sticking point of negotiations is wages. Another negotiation session between the two sides is set for tonight (Thursday night).

Zion Police Arrest Two Men on Weapons Charges
Vander Tuuk 11-7-19

(Zion, IL) Zion Police have announced a pair of arrests after a traffic stop earlier this week. Officials say on Monday night, an officer pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. A subsequent investigation turned up a pair of handguns (one of which was reported stolen out of another state) and a large amount of ammunition. The two occupants of the vehicle, Kamryn Dussault and Dylonn Williams, were taken into custody. The pair has been charged aggravated unlawful use of a weapon…Dussault was also hit with a charge of possession of ammunition without a FOID card. The 20-year-olds were both hit with 40-thousand-dollar bonds.

Search For Missing Island Lake Teen Comes Up Empty
Vander Tuuk 11-7-19

(Wauconda, IL) The search for a missing Island Lake teen is now in the hands of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Abe Gonzalez went missing after leaving a party early Saturday morning. Investigators believe the 17-year-old was intoxicated, and that his cell phone had been drained of battery when he left the gathering. On Wednesday, officials searched Slocum Lake with nothing of interest being found…they also performed K9 ground searches of the area where Gonzalez was last seen. Officials say they are interviewing witnesses, and looking for possible video surveillance of the missing teen. At this point, there is no evidence of foul play. Additional searches are expected today (Thursday).

Barrington Man Sentenced in Coffee Pot Murder Case
Vander Tuuk 11-7-19

(Waukegan, IL) A Barrington man accused of killing his wife has been sentenced to prison. Larry Lotz was convicted of second degree murder back in August, for the January 2016 death of his wife Karen. The shooting reportedly took place over a coffee pot that had been left on at the home. During a sentencing hearing on Wednesday, the 69-year-old Lotz expressed remorse for the shooting. A Lake County Judge called the shooting a deliberate act that was fueled by alcohol and anger. Lotz was sentenced to 16-years in prison.

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