Lake County

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Jason Wiese (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Wisconsin Man Facing Sexual Exploitation Charges Might Have Met Illinois Teens

Jason E. Wiese, 28, faces three felony counts of grooming and two misdemeanor counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

07/30/2014

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Teen Drowns While Swimming With Friends In Lake County

The drowning of a teenager in Lake County has authorities stressing safety ahead of one of the hottest days of the year.

07/22/2014

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Police: Man Stalked Female Jogger Along Bike Path Before Attack

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.

06/19/2014

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Body Found Along Des Plaines River Trail In Gurnee

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.

06/19/2014

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Ex-Marine On Death Row In Virginia Faces Murder Trial In Lake County

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.

06/02/2014

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Inmate Death Prompts Sweeping Changes At Lake County Jail

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.

05/29/2014

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