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Lake County Authorities Hold Active Shooter Drill At Wadsworth SchoolEven the thought of a shooting at their child’s school is terrifying for parents, but officials in Lake County said they want to make sure they’re prepared should it ever happen, so they were staging an emergency drill in Wadsworth on Friday.
14 Arrested In Lake County As Part Of "National Day Of Johns" Prostitution StingThe Sheriff’s Department in Lake County has released the results of a prostitution sting last month called National Day of Johns, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Court Worker Accused Of Trading Community Service Hours For SexThe Lake County Sheriff’s Department said 44-year-old Anselmo Magana was accepting cash and sex in exchange for falsely certifying people on probation had performed court-ordered community service hours.
Cook, Lake Counties Put Evictions On Hold Until Jan. 5People facing eviction from their homes have been getting a small break for the holidays. Sheriff’s officials in Cook and Lake counties have placed an annual moratorium on evictions until early January.
With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop's MurderAuthorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.
Inmate Death Prompts Sweeping Changes At Lake County JailEugene 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.
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.
Officer Escapes Injury When Metra Train Strikes Squad CarA 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.
Cops Seize $700K Of Drugs, Eight Guns In NW Indiana BustAuthorities 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.
Sheriff's Officer Investigated For Alleged RapeThe officer was placed immediately on paid administrative leave Sept. 20 when Lake County Sheriff John Buncich learned of the allegations.
Police: Elgin Man Wanted To Meet 14-Year-Old For SexA 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.”
Man Charged After Attempting To Abduct Four Young Girls: PoliceA 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.
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