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Cook County Loaned Out More Than 1,400 Tons Of Salt During Brutal Winter

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.

03/31/2014

A Lake County, Ind. police officer participates in a sweep of Gary. (CBS)

VIDEO: Police Conduct Raid In Gary, Ind.

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.

03/22/2014

Corey A. Olney (Illinois Sex Offender Registry)

Registered Sex Offender Faces ‘Super X’ Felony Charges In Child Porn Case

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.

03/21/2014

This sheriff's squad car was hit by a vehicle driven by an impaired driver, police say. (Lake County Sheriff's Dept.)

Police: Drunken Driver Hits County Officer’s Squad Car

A Lake County sergeant with the sheriff’s office was stopped at Route 83 and Winchester Road about 8 p.m. when a gray 1999 Subaru Outback rear-ended the squad car.

12/20/2013

Raymond J. Kelly (Photo from Lake County Sheriff's office)

Cops: Man Tampered With Lake County Sheriff’s Radio

A Waukegan man was charged Wednesday for allegedly broadcasting racist messages over the Lake County Sheriff’s jail radio communications system.

11/27/2013

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Corrections Officer Alleged To Have Improper Contact With Juror

An attorney is filing a motion seeking any information, including investigative or police reports, on the possibility that a corrections officer in the courthouse may have had improper conversations with jurors or witnesses.

11/27/2013

Thomas M. Chmura (Credit: Antioch Police)

Trial Date Set For Monk Charged With Child Abduction

Thomas Chmura, 57, is charged with four counts of child abduction, related to his alleged offering of rides to a number of girls whose ages ranged from 11 to 14 in April.

11/07/2013

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Lake County, Ill. 2013

Halloween Trick or Treating is being held in communities throughout Lake County, Ill. in 2013. Most of the communities are holding Trick or Treat hours on the day of Halloween itself. Oct. 31, 2013, but several are having the Trick or Treat on the Sun. before Halloween, on Oct. 27.

10/29/2013

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Police Investigate 2 Saturday Homicides In NW Indiana

Two men were killed in separate homicides Saturday night in Lake County.

10/21/2013

Police Generic

Cops Seize $700K Of Drugs, Eight Guns In NW Indiana Bust

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.

10/15/2013

A bank robbery suspect was caught on surveillance tape. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Lake County Bank Robbed

A bank in north suburban Third Lake was robbed Thursday morning by a suspect who appeared to be wearing a motorcycle helmet.

09/20/2013

Tick

Lyme Disease Cases On The Rise In Lake County

Health officials in Lake County are warning residents about a tiny insect creating a big health scare.

08/20/2013

Caduceus

Illinois Now Reporting 5 Cases Of Rare Stomach Bug

Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to track the illness to any particular food source, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.

08/06/2013

Ballots

Lake County To Sue To Block New Election Law

The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.

07/30/2013

Cook County Jail

Lake County Jail Inmates Now Have Unlimited Virtual Home Visits

Home visits for inmates? That’s right, in Lake County, IL. Home visits, with a caveat, via the Internet.

07/22/2013

Several ballots supplied for the primary election in Illinois on March 20, 2012, were a fraction of an inch too big, and would not fit in vote tabulation machines. Some were cut down to size, others were put aside to be counted by hand. (Credit: CBS)

Lake County Pols Spar Over Control Of Local Elections

The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would strip the Lake County Clerk’s office of the power to supervise local elections, and hand it over to a new commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.

05/30/2013

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Coordinator’s Education Making Positive Impact On Patients in Chicago

Get an inside look at what it takes to be a clinic coordinator for a public health department.

05/20/2013

Lake County Deputy Sheriff Eric Francke. | Photo courtesy of the Mundelein Police Department

Lake County Cop Charged With Obstruction, Sex Crime

A north suburban sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after being charged with obstruction of justice and soliciting a sexual act.

05/13/2013

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze in Wadsworth. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Firefighters Battling Extra-Alarm Blaze In Lake County

Firefighters from several fire departments are battling the extra-alarm fire in a large home in a sub-division at Wadsworth Road and Oak Crest Lane.

04/30/2013

Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

Red Cross Providing Shelter For 200 Affected By Floods

The American Red Cross has opened seven shelters to provide relief for nearly 200 people who were forced from their homes this week by flooding in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and DeKalb counties.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2013

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