Originally, pathologists said “fatal acute” bleeding had caused the death of Benjamin Kingan, who died in January 2009. Melissa Calusinski is serving a 31-year prison sentence in the boy’s death.
Roger L. Lambrecht, 43, was arrested in unincorporated Lake County after a specialized gang task force unit executed a search warrant at his home in the 31000 block of Pineview Boulevard, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.
Police said this type of crime seems to be more frequent over the last few years, and most often targets elderly residents.
Jason Strong asserted for years he was innocent, but his claims were rejected by Lake County prosecutors. He is the sixth inmate cleared of a major felony in the county since 2010. Five others spent a combined total of 80 years behind bars.
Chicago would get a city-owned casino and be allowed to keep all revenue for seven years to help make ballooning pension payments, and new casinos would be added throughout the state under legislation expected to be introduced Thursday in the Illinois Senate.
A man and two children were rescued, but another man died, after a canoe tipped over in a north suburban lake on Sunday.
If you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.
While voters in most suburban counties will receive an “I Voted” sticker in exchange for their completed ballot Tuesday, Lake County voters haven’t had the option to receive the coveted sticker in years.
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.