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Woman Stabbed in Front of Child in Ingleside Forest Preserve

Woman Stabbed in Ingleside in Front of Child
Vander Tuuk 10-22-19

(Ingleside, IL) A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries, after she was stabbed in Ingleside. Authorities say the victim and her child were walking in the Grant Woods Forest Preserve on Monday evening, when a woman jumped out and began stabbing her. The suspect ran away, and the victim was able to flag down help. She was rushed to Advocate Condell in Libertyville. The child was unhurt. A person of interest was said to be in custody, but no charges have been officially announced.

More Information Released, Two Now Dead in Fox Lake Crash
Vander Tuuk 10-22-19

(Fox Lake, IL) More is being learned about a high speed chase that kicked off in Wisconsin. Officials say a speeding vehicle refused to stop for police in Genoa City, which led to a chase that came into Illinois, through Spring Grove, and ended when the vehicle’s driver lost control and wrecked out in Fox Lake. The driver and a female teen passenger died in the crash. Another female teen passenger was hospitalized with serious injuries. The incident remains under investigation by Fox Lake Police and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Park City Murder
Vander Tuuk 10-22-19

(Park City, IL) Police continue to investigate after a man was found shot in Park City. Police were dispatched around midnight on Monday to the area of Teske and Kehm Boulevards for a man down in the street. That male victim was transported to Advocate Condell in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead. Police remained on the scene until close to 10 AM Monday, but haven’t announced any further details. The apparent shooting is being investigated by Park City Police and the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.

Dax Gets National Spotlight on NBC’s Today Show
Vander Tuuk 10-22-19

(New York, NY) A face familiar to Lake County graced national TV on Monday morning. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy John Forlenza and his K9 partner Dax made an appearance on NBC’s Today Show to promote last night’s American Humane Hero Dog Awards Gala, which aired on the Hallmark Channel. Dax was an award winner on the show, taking home the American Humane Hero Dog law-enforcement category. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg says Deputy Forlenza and Dax have an amazing bond and work ethic which, he believes, lends itself to their popularity in Lake County and elsewhere.

Capital plan cash infusion bolsters $23B road plan
Associated Press 10-22-19

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration says it will put more than $3.7 billion into highway construction next year alone. Pritzker released the annual update to the state’s transportation improvement program on Monday, saying that the state will spend more than $23 billion by 2025 to fix and expand 4,200 miles of roadways and 9 million square feet of bridge decks. Pritzker says the highway improvement program is double its originally predicted size because of last summer’s approval of the governor’s $45 billion Rebuild Illinois capital construction program, which raised several taxes and fees across the state.

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