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Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Inmate Death Prompts Sweeping Changes At Lake County Jail

Eugene Gruber, who was 51, died from a spinal cord injury suffered during a take down in a shower area after he was sprayed with pepper spray for allegedly fighting correctional officers trying to process him into the jail.

05/29/2014

Igor Karlukov (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Lake County Inmate On Suicide Watch Hangs Himself

Igor Karlukov fashioned his noose from a mesh laundry bag and earphone buds.

04/18/2014

Jason R. Cozmanoff, 42, of Crown Point, Ind. has been charged in connection with the hit-and-run incident that left a correctional officer dead. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Indiana Man Gets 12 Years In Crash That Killed Jail Officer

An Indiana man was sentenced to 12 year in prison for a hit and run accident that killed a corrections officer and three others two years ago.

02/07/2014

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Murder Suspect Accused Of Threatening Jail Officer

A Kenosha man accused of shooting and killing a Round Lake Park woman during a 2007 robbery in Waukegan faces new felony charges for allegedly threatening a sheriff’s deputy.

09/13/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Want To Know What Cook County Jail Is Like? Check Yelp

People turn to the website Yelp for reviews of restaurants, bars, hotels, and other businesses; it turns out you also can check out reviews of jails and prisons.

WBBM Newsradio–05/08/2013

Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Bell and canine officer "Conan" search inmate beds during a shakedown at the Lake County Jail on May 24, 2012. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Surprise Shakedown At Lake County Jail Finds No Contraband

Inmates at the Lake County Jail were having coffee Thursday morning when officers with dogs stormed in.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Prison fence

Attorney Hired To Probe Lake County Jail Deaths

Following the deaths of two people held at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan, a prominent attorney has been brought in to determine if any misconduct was involved.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Special Prosecutor May Probe Death Of Lake County Jail Inmate

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s office wants a special prosecutor to look into the death of jail inmate.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Brittany Meux

Police: Hit-And-Run Driver Sped Up Before Killing Officer

Police in northwest Indiana are focusing their search on a dark blue GMC pickup truck or SUV in their investigation into the hit-and-run crash that killed a Lake County Sheriff’s correctional officer and seriously injured three others. Authorities also said the driver apparently accelerated shortly before hitting the officers as they were jogging.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

(clockwise from top left): Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Britney Meux was killed, and deputies David Murchek, Delano Scaife and Latasha Johnson were injured, when a vehicle slammed into them on Tuesday night. (Credit: Lake County, Ind., Sheriff's Office/CBS)

Corrections Officer Killed, 3 Others Injured In Hit-And-Run In NW Ind.

A northwest Indiana corrections officer was killed and three others were injured Tuesday night when a hit-and-run driver struck them as they were jogging in Crown Point.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Woman Dead After Hunger Strike At Lake County Jail

Officials say they are still trying to find any family of a woman who died recently after going on a jail hunger strike in the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Diane Eldrup (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Jail Time, Probation For Woman Who Ran Dog ‘Concentration Camp’

The owner of a northwest suburban animal shelter was sentenced Tuesday to 2-1/2 years of periodic imprisonment for starving more than a dozen dogs to death.

10/18/2011