• Officer Victor Lopez July 6, 2020 8:18 pm

    Palatine Police Officer Drowns After Having Medical Emergency Near Lake Villa

    A veteran officer with the Palatine Police Department drowned last week after having a medical emergency in Petite Lake near Lake Villa. Officer Victor Lopez, a 21-year veteran with the department, had been swimming at the “sandbar” area in Petite Lake for about two hours with friends July 3, when he suddenly went under water, according to the Lake County…

  • Petite Lake July 4, 2020 5:09 pm

    Suburban Man Dies After Being Pulled From Petite Lake in Lake Villa

    A 49-year-old suburban man has died after he was pulled from Petite Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa on Friday afternoon. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the lake in the 38800 block of North Cedar Crest Drive at approximately 5:45 p.m. for reports of an unconscious individual. Authorities were informed that the man went under…

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