Lake County Sheriff
People 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.
Authorities 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The officer was placed immediately on paid administrative leave Sept. 20 when Lake County Sheriff John Buncich learned of the allegations.
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.”
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.
Supporters of a plan to let illegal immigrants get Illinois drivers’ licenses hope last week’s election results will finally make it happen.
Volo resident Aneta M. Marsek, 33, was reported missing, along with her daughters, Chevelle, 2, and four-month-old Macenzie, earlier this week.
One person is dead, and three others are in jail, after a home invasion turned into a dramatic police chase in Northwest Indiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lake County Sheriff is defending his jail’s handling of an inmate who died after refusing to eat.
The U.S. attorney’s office has indicted the Lake County coroner and three police officers as part of two separate public corruption investigations.