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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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