Lake County

The Lake County coroner says the newly-discovered X-ray on the right indicates 16-month-old Ben Kingan did not have a skull fracture.

Coroner: Cause Of Toddler’s 2009 Death Now ‘Undetermined’

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.

07/08/2015

Roger Lambrecht (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Lake County Deputies Seize $230K, More Than 50 Pounds Of Marijuana

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.

07/07/2015

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex Trade

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.

06/19/2015

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Police Warn Lake County Residents Of Recent Ruse Burglary

Police said this type of crime seems to be more frequent over the last few years, and most often targets elderly residents.

06/15/2015

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Inmate Cleared Of Lake County Murder Freed From Prison

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.

05/28/2015

The roulette wheel spins at Caesars Atlantic City July 8, 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Senate To Consider New Chicago Casino Plan

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.

05/28/2015

One man drowned, while another man and two children were rescued, after a canoe tipped over in Wooster Lake on Sunday. (Credit: Captured News)

Man Dies, Three People Rescued After Canoe Capsizes In Lake County

A man and two children were rescued, but another man died, after a canoe tipped over in a north suburban lake on Sunday.

04/13/2015

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Officials Discouraged By Very Low Turnout In Suburban Elections

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.

04/09/2015

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“I Voted” Stickers A Thing Of The Past In Lake County

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.

04/07/2015

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lake County Man Exonerated In Rape, Abduction After 20 Years In Prison

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.

03/09/2015

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Man Arrested In Alleged Conspiracy Wants Apology From Lake Co. State’s Attorney

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.

03/09/2015

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Conservative Watchdog Group Says 14 Lake County Retirees Collecting $200K+ Pensions

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.

03/04/2015

Nathan Marshall (Facebook)

Missing Man Found Dead In Gary, Police Have Person Of Interest In Custody

The Lake County Coroner’s office says family members have identified the man as Nathan Marshall, 30, of Whiting, Ind.

02/26/2015

A homeless person (CBS)

Lake County Group Gearing Up To Fight Homeless Plan

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.

01/29/2015

Maria Rosaline Malagon-Castillo and Victor Manuel Ruiz-Garcia (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Parents Wanted For Las Vegas Kidnapping Arrested In Lake County

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.

01/28/2015

Boxes filled with old TV monitors, computer equipment, and other electronics to be recycled. (Credit: CBS)

Lake County To Shut Down Electronics Recycling Program

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.

12/16/2014

Ronald Maas (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash

A police chase in the far northern suburbs involved two separate crashes overnight, and at some point during the pursuit, police shot the suspect.

11/14/2014

Americans Go To The Polls To Elect The Next U.S. President

Chicago Area Voter Info: Polling Places, Sample Ballots

Need help locating your polling place or finding a sample ballot? We’ve got links to the information you need.

11/04/2014

Christopher Colin (Booking Photo)

Judge Upholds Sentence For Convicted Waukegan Rapist

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.

10/31/2014

Michael R. Vucic (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Fugitive Teacher Held In Bosnia On Charges He Assaulted Student In Lake County

An arrest warrant charged Michael R. Vucic, 41, with five counts of predatory sexual assault and five counts of sexual assault.

09/18/2014

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