Lake County Jail
Jeremy Betancourt has been serving a sentence of periodic imprisonment and probation. He entered a guilty plea in March 2014 in connection with a drag racing accident that killed 16-year-old Antioch High school student Cynthia Perez. Perez was a passenger in the car when it flipped, ejecting her.
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.
Igor Karlukov fashioned his noose from a mesh laundry bag and earphone buds.
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.
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.
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.
Inmates at the Lake County Jail were having coffee Thursday morning when officers with dogs stormed in.
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.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s office wants a special prosecutor to look into the death of jail inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.