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A suspect held police at bay Friday at a gas station and mini-mart near Wadsworth. (CBS)

Fireworks Lit In Gas Station Bathroom Precedes Police Standoff

A tense standoff at a north suburban fast food restaurant and gas station drew dozens of police officers and forced customers and staff members to clear out after a series loud pops were heard.

03/21/2014

An unmarked Lake County Sheriff's squad was involved in a crash involving a Metra train on Route 134 and Porter Road in Round Lake Park on Jan. 6.  ( Lake County Sheriff's office photo.)

Officer Escapes Injury When Metra Train Strikes Squad Car

A Lake County Sheriff’s detective escaped his unmarked squad car before it was struck by a Metra train Monday night after getting stuck in the snow.

01/07/2014

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Cops Seize $700K Of Drugs, Eight Guns In NW Indiana Bust

Authorities in Lake County, Ind., on Tuesday showed off about three quarters of a million dollars worth of drugs seized in undercover operations in the past week, and six handguns and two rifles that allegedly were purchased by a Gary mother for her gang-member sons.

10/15/2013

Sheriff’s Officer Investigated For Alleged Rape

The officer was placed immediately on paid administrative leave Sept. 20 when Lake County Sheriff John Buncich learned of the allegations.

09/24/2013

Marco Gomez, 27, is accused of arranging to meet with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl to have sex, but he was caught in a police sting, instead. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Police: Elgin Man Wanted To Meet 14-Year-Old For Sex

A northwest suburban man who thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex last week was instead met by a Lake County Sheriff’s detective who had replied to his online ad for a “companion.”

07/09/2013

Henry Wright (Lake County Sheriff's Dept.)

Man Charged After Attempting To Abduct Four Young Girls: Police

A north suburban man who allegedly tried to abduct four young girls as they walked on the street Wednesday is behind bars on a $1 million bond Thursday after police say he was involved in an accident leaving the area.

04/25/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Group Renewing Push For Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Supporters of a plan to let illegal immigrants get Illinois drivers’ licenses hope last week’s election results will finally make it happen.

11/13/2012

Aneta M. Marsek, 33, of Volo, Ill. and her two children – four-month-old Macenzie and Chevelle, 2 -- have been missing since Saturday, police say. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Pond Searches Turn Up Nothing In Disappearance Of Mom And 2 Kids

Volo resident Aneta M. Marsek, 33, was reported missing, along with her daughters, Chevelle, 2, and four-month-old Macenzie, earlier this week.

10/12/2012

Hobart, Indiana Chase

1 Home Invasion Suspect Commits Suicide, 3 Arrested After Indiana Chase

One person is dead, and three others are in jail, after a home invasion turned into a dramatic police chase in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Racehorse "Lady May Z" was found shot and killed on her owners' horse farm in Lowell, Ind., on May 29, 2012. (Supplied to CBS 2)

Racehorse Was Killed By ‘Bolt Gun,’ Not Bullet, Necropsy Finds

The suspect would have had to hold the device up to the horse’s forehead and depress the trigger, sheriff’s police said. They believe the suspect may have prior experience in the meat processing industry.

06/01/2012

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Loaded Gun, Cocaine, Missing Woman Found During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop of a car in Gurnee Saturday night yielded come crack cocaine, a loaded handgun and a missing, possibly endangered person — all in the company of a man out on parole for homicide, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.

05/06/2012

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

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)

New Charges In Hit-And-Run That Killed Indiana Officer

New criminal charges have been filed against the northwest Indiana man already accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Lake County correctional officer and injured three other officers as they were jogging last week.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

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

Jail/Prison

Lake County Sheriff On Defensive After Woman’s Death From Hunger Strike

The Lake County Sheriff is defending his jail’s handling of an inmate who died after refusing to eat.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Scales Of Justice

Indiana Coroner, Troopers Indicted In 2 Federal Probes

The U.S. attorney’s office has indicted the Lake County coroner and three police officers as part of two separate public corruption investigations.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2011

Ambulance

Passenger Dies After Falling Out Truck On I-94

A passenger in a semi truck died of “massive head injuries” after falling out of the vehicle on I-94 in northwest Indiana Tuesday night.

09/21/2011

Jail/Prison

Pair’s Arrest Clears Up 30 Home Break-Ins

Two residents on Briar Lane in far north suburban Lindenhurst kept their wits about them when one saw a man using a pry tool to get into another neighbor’s house.

09/17/2011

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Fishers Claim They Snagged Human Foot In Antioch

Authorities in Lake County are searching for a human foot in a lake in north suburban Antioch after a child told police he might have hooked a human foot while fishing Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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