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North Chicago and Lake Forest police cars collide during chase

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LAKE BLUFF, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Two police officers, one from North Chicago and one from Lake Forest, were treated and released Monday after an early morning crash involving a chase of a suspect from North Chicago, the News-Sun is reporting.

The officers, who are not being named, were transported to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, following a collision just after 2 a.m., said a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff's office.

The North Chicago officer was southbound on Route 41 when he turned onto Shagbark in Lake Bluff. At the same time, a Lake Forest officer turned onto Shagbark from Route 176. The vehicles collided, hitting the front driver's fenders on each squad.

The chase originated near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Green Bay Road in North Chicago when a sheriff's deputy tried to stop a small black vehicle without its headlights on and it took off escaping south on Sheridan Road from 22nd Street. The sheriff deputy broke off the pursuit.

It's unclear where, but the pursuit started up again with a North Chicago police officer as the suspect fled southbound on Route 41. Unconfirmed reports said the suspect vehicle crashed on Route 41 just south of Route 176. Lake Bluff Police Department is handling that crash investigation and they have not yet commented. There were calls for a K-9 Unit after the crash because the driver fled, but it is unknown if police have anyone in custody.

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