WLIP Voice of Lake County 2/13/18

Zion Area Crash Injures Young Child
Vander Tuuk 2-13-18

(Zion, IL) A crash in the Zion area left a young child with serious injuries. The incident took place Monday morning around 10:30. Sheriff’s officials say a preliminary investigation shows that a Toyota Camry was turning from westbound Russell Road onto southbound Kenosha Road, when it was hit by an eastbound GMC Terrain. A 22-month-old female passenger was taken from the scene by Flight for Life helicopter to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, after suffering a head injury. There was no word on any other injuries, but the crash remains under investigation.

Clogged Dryer Vent Causes Fire in Vernon Hills
Vander Tuuk 2-13-18

(Vernon Hills, IL) No one was injured after a house fire in Vernon Hills. The blaze broke out on Monday afternoon at a home in the 2-hundred block of Autumn Lane. First responders reported seeing smoke pouring from the laundry room of the structure and called in assistance from neighboring fire departments. In the end the home was considered uninhabitable, though there were no injuries. The cause of the fire was said to be a clogged vent in the clothes dryer.

Crimestoppers Barrington Theft
Vander Tuuk 2-13-18

(Barrington, IL) The Lake County Crimestoppers and the Barrington Police Department are seeking the public’s help in solving a pair of theft cases. The incidents took place back on December 2nd of last year, and January 13th of this year, both at the Heinens Grocery Store in the 500 block of N. Hough Street. Surveillance photographs show the same suspect entering the store on both days. He is described as a heavy set white male, wearing a dark vest, white long-sleeved shirt and dark pants. He was also wearing a pair of sunglasses in each case. Anyone with more information on these crimes is encouraged to call the Lake County Crimestoppers at 847-662-2222. Your confidential information could lead to a 1-thousand-dollar cash reward.

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