Mark Curran

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Cook, Lake Counties Put Evictions On Hold Until Jan. 5

People facing eviction from their homes have been getting a small break for the holidays. Sheriff’s officials in Cook and Lake counties have placed an annual moratorium on evictions until early January.

12/22/2014

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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

State Senate Panel OKs Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

The Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.

11/29/2012

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School On Great Lakes Naval Base Almost Doesn’t Open Over Security Dispute

n elementary school on the Great Lakes Naval Base almost didn’t open for the first day of school this week.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2012

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Attorney Hired To Probe Lake County Jail Deaths

Following the deaths of two people held at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan, a prominent attorney has been brought in to determine if any misconduct was involved.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012