Prosecutors in the north suburbs have formally dismissed criminal charges against a Waukegan man who’s been behind bars for 20 years for a rape he did not commit, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
An ex-offender arrested as part of an alleged criminal conspiracy late last year is seeking an apology from the Lake County (IL) State’s Attorney’s Office. He’s also considering legal action against the prosecutor’s office.
Taxpayers United says over 14 Lake County retirees are collecting pensions over $200,000 as the tax watch it continues combing through Illinois county retirement records for potential tax savings, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
The Lake County Coroner’s office says family members have identified the man as Nathan Marshall, 30, of Whiting, Ind.
A group of Lake County residents has formed a community organization, and begun pooling money, to fight a plan to move chronically homeless people suffering from mental illnesses to a residential neighborhood near Lake Zurich.
A man and a woman wanted for kidnapping two children from Las Vegas in 2006 were arrested Tuesday night in north suburban Russell, near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.
Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor said it’s vital for the county to find a way to restore funding for the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, lest unused electronics hasten the end of two already overburdened landfills.
A police chase in the far northern suburbs involved two separate crashes overnight, and at some point during the pursuit, police shot the suspect.
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A defense attorney tried unsuccessfully Thursday to convince a Lake County judge to reduce the sentence given to a Zion man convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman at a Waukegan party last December.
An arrest warrant charged Michael R. Vucic, 41, with five counts of predatory sexual assault and five counts of sexual assault.
Jason E. Wiese, 28, faces three felony counts of grooming and two misdemeanor counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
The drowning of a teenager in Lake County has authorities stressing safety ahead of one of the hottest days of the year.
The 23-year-old victim was running near where the North Shore Bike Path meets the Des Plaines River Trail by Route 176 in Libertyville.
A body has been found along the Des Plaines River trail in north suburban Lake County, near where a 57-year-old man vanished while riding his bike earlier this month.
A former north suburban man sentenced to death last Friday in Virginia murder will likely stand trial in Lake County later this summer for the brutal murder of two young girls on Mother’s Day 2005.
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.
The county loaned out 1,339 tons, about 2.8 percent of its salt supply this winter, according to Frank Shuftan, spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Friday was our first glimpse of the warmth. With the nice weather comes crime. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards went along in Lake County, Ind. for an intense crackdown.
Corey A. Olney, 34, of Deer Park is being held in the Lake County Jail on a $3 million bond after being charged with five counts of reproduction of child pornography, according to the Attorney General’s office.