Thursday, December 6, 2012
The crash occurred outside of Rockland School Thursday morning. A 69-year-old Libertyville man was pronounced dead following the accident.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Dear District 70 Families, I share with you an incident that occurred today outside of Rockland School. At approximately 10:30 a.m., Thursday morning, an automobile heading west on Rockland Road left the street, causing significant damage to signs, fencing and trees along the walkway. The automobile came to rest on the southeast end of the school playground. I am tremendously grateful that no children, staff or parents were injured as a result of this accident. Rockland Road was closed for a portion of the day while a police investigation was immediately underway. Students were kept inside for the remainder of the day and Principal Knapp visited classrooms assuring and comforting those alarmed by the serious nature of the event. School …
The crash occurred Thursday morning in the unoccupied playground area of Rockland School.
Update, 4:45 p.m.: The man who died following the single-vehicle crash on Rockland Road has been identified as James Hall, 69, of Libertyville, said Lake County Senior Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo. The cause of death has not yet been determined. "It's in relation to the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning," said Portillo. ------------ A 69-year-old man was pronounced dead at Advocate Condell Medical Center following a single-vehicle crash at Rockland School today, Dec. 6. The Libertyville Police and Fire Departments responded to the crash at 10:41 a.m., police said. Upon arrival, they found a 2007 Dodge pickup truck with extensive damage in the unoccupied playground area of Rockland School, 160 W. Rockland Road. No …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Tony Borcia, 10, was tubing when he was struck by a boat on Petite Lake in Lake Villa.
A Butterfield School student who was described as a "happy boy" who was expected to "be a leader in the school" was killed July 28 when he was apparently hit by a boat while tubing in Lake Villa. According to the Chicago Tribune, 10-year-old Tony Borcia of Libertyville fell off of an inner tube and was then struck by a boat. The incident happened on Petite Lake, which is off of Route 59, around 4:40 p.m. the Chicago Tribune reports. "The entire Libertyville Elementary District 70 community is mourning the loss of Butterfield fifth-grader Antonio 'Tony' Borcia, who died July 28 when he was struck by a boat while tubing on Petite Lake in the Chain O'Lakes," the district said in a statement Sunday. "My heart goes out to the Borcia family as …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A Libertyville High School volleyball coach was driving students to a tournament when it collided with a truck in Grayslake on Oct. 22.
The coach of Libertyville High School’s volleyball team was driving a bus with 11 students to a tournament in Woodstock when it collided with a pickup truck on Route 83 in Grayslake on Saturday morning, Oct. 22. The bus was northbound on Route 83 and was making a left on Washington Street when it collided with a southbound pickup truck as both vehicles entered the intersection, according to Grayslake Police Chief Matt McCutcheon. Jorge Tamayo, 32, of Chicago, was cited with failing to yield when he turned left. Tamayo faces a $125 fine and is due to appear at North Branch Court on Nov. 23. “Both vehicles entered the intersection on solid green light,” McCutcheon said. The bus flipped on its side and the students exited the bus through the …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Eleven girls from Libertyville High School were taken to area hospitals after their school bus crashed into a pickup truck in Grayslake Saturday morning.
***** Updated Oct. 22, 2:45 p.m. All of the students and the coach involved in Saturday's bus accident in Grayslake have been treated and released from area medical facilities. No one suffered serious injuries, according to a statement released by Community High School District 128. ***** A crash between a school bus filled with 11 girls from Libertyville and a pick up truck sent all the teens to local hospitals with minor injuries. Members of the Libertyville High School volleyball team were headed to Woodstock for a tournament when their bus crashed into a pick up truck on Route 83 in Grayslake this morning. "The bus was hit and flipped on its side," said Sgt. Scott Heimos of the Grayslake Police Department. The accident occured at 7:41…
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Libertyville police arrested the offending driver Friday night. No injuries were reported.
Libertyville police responded to the scene of a hit and run accident in the area of East Park Avenue and Ashbury Lane about 4 p.m. on Friday. While investigating the incident police received information that the suspected offending driver may have fled to a residence in the 1200 block of East Park Avenue and was possibly armed with a firearm, according to a press release. After establishing a perimeter, police personnel were able to make contact with the suspect, who ultimately surrenderd without further incident. The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time, nor have charges been filed, as the investigation continues. No injuries to the suspect or police were reported during this incident, nor were there any during the …