Category Archives: Gurnee

Chicago Man Allegedly Picked Up 14-Year-Old Gurnee Teen From Family’s Home And Sexually Abused Her At Libertyville Motel

CHICAGO (CBS)–A 22-year-old Chicago man was charged with sex abuse after being caught Wednesday at a motel in northwest suburban Libertyville with a 14-year-old girl from Gurnee who he allegedly had sex with, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Vincent A. Dunson, 22, was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff’s office at Doe’s Motel on the 31000 block of North Route 45 on March 20.

(Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

Police had been searching for the girl after she was reported missing by her family. Officers later found her in the motel room around 6:15 a.m. with Dunson.

An investigation, according to police, determined Dunson picked the juvenile up from her home and drove her to the motel, where he “engaged in acts of sexual penetration with the juvenile,” according to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

He was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and traveling to meet a minor and is being held in jail awaiting a bond hearing.

The teenager was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and has been reunited with her family, police said.

“Preying on our most vulnerable is one of the most horrific acts one could do,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said in a statement.

Six Flags To Hire Thousands Of Workers For 2019 Season

CHICAGO (CBS)–Six Flags Great America is hiring 3,000 people to work at the Gurnee theme park this season, according to an announcement made Monday.

Job applicants can interview for positions from entry-level to leadership roles in person this weekend and again in March at three hiring events.

Seasonal positions start at $9 per hour.

Candidates are asked to apply online at before attending the hiring events, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, March 2 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the employee entrance off of Milwaukee Avenue.

Great America is located at 542 N. Route 21 in Gurnee.


Burned Body Found Near Gurnee Identified As Missing Milwaukee Woman

Chicago (CBS) — A badly burned body found in Warren Township Saturday has been identified as a Milwaukee teacher who had been reported missing, according to Lake County officials.

Kathleen Ryan, 56, was identified using dental records.

Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, Lake County deputies and Gurnee firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in the 36500 block of North Route 41.

Once the fire was extinguished, a badly burned body was found inside the car.

The cause of Ryan’s death has not been released.

Anyone with information about the victim or the incident is asked to contact Lake County sheriff’s detectives at 847-377-4159.

Flood Warning Issued For Areas Along Des Plaines River

Chicago (CBS) — A flood warning has been issued for areas along the Des Plaines River until Sunday night.

According to the National Weather Service, the warning, which begins Thursday night, affects parts of Lake County near Russell and Gurnee.

This is due to snowmelt, an inch of rain that fell Tuesday night and more rain forecast for Wednesday night.

If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route.

Snow Leaves 7+ Inches In Lake County; More Expected Overnight

Chicago (CBS) — Some areas of Chicagoland got off easy from the winter weather, but Tim Oleson’s neighborhood near Grayslake did not.

Snow particularly pounded Lake County, leaving more than seven inches on the pavement in Wildwood.

“It’s really fluffy,” Oleson said. “It’s just there’s a lot of it, so once you push enough of it, you can’t keep pushing because it just gets too heavy.”

Most roads in Libertyville were passable at midday but not without issues.

There were dozens of accidents Saturday morning, according to the Lake County Sheriff.

Taking it slow wasn’t the easiest task at the popular Adler Park sledding hill.

“My mom told me we would get a bunch of snow, and I was happy because I thought we could go sledding,” Olivia Vanheirseele said.

With winds starting to whip and temperatures dropping, the eight and a half inches of fresh powder could be ice by Sunday.

Parts of Lake County could see more accumulation from lake-effect snow beginning Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Man Shoots Armed Robber In Waukegan

Chicago (CBS) — A 20-year-old Waukegan man faces armed robbery charges after finding himself on the other side of a gun.

On Thursday at 1 p.m., Waukegan police say Lawrence Dye set up a meeting with a Gurnee man selling some online goods.

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(Credit: Waukegan Police Department)

Detectives say Dye arrived with another man and pulled out a gun to try to rob the seller.

The 30-year-old concealed carry holder pulled out his own weapon and shot Dye in the leg.

Police are still looking for the other suspect.