Round Lake Park

Francisco Carranza and his 7-year-old daughter were killed when their car was hit by a Metra train. (Credit: Family photo)

Autopsy: Alcohol A Factor In Train Collision That Killed Dad, Daughter

An autopsy on Thursday revealed alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed a father and a 7-year-old girl when their SUV drove through a set of railroad crossing gates, and was hit by a Metra train.

01/23/2014

(Left to right) Derek Gordon, Deshaude Jones, and Seneca Davis are accused of beating a man in a bungled robbery attempt after learning of the victim's inheritance. (Booking photos)

Trio Charged With Beating Man To Get His Inheritance

A man invited a friend to a north suburban home earlier this month to watch the Bears-Packers game, but instead, along with two others, gagged and beat him in a bungled abduction attempt over a windfall inheritance.

11/27/2013

Sean Mayer (Round Lake Park Police)

Police: Good Samaritan Snow-Shoveler Was Burlgar Casing A Home

Police say a far north suburban man offered to shovel a driveway to learn when the home would be empty, then returned to break into the home and take cash, jewelry and other items.

02/28/2013

Charles Best (left); Sherry Best, charged in connection with the death of their sister-in-law, Melissa Best.

Brother-In-Law Admits To Role In Concealing Woman’s Fatal OD

A man from Round Lake Park, charged with concealing his sister-in-law’s homicide, has admitted to his role in the crime and agreed to testify against his wife.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Charles Best (left); Sherry Best, charged in connection with the death of their sister-in-law, Melissa Best.

Relatives Due In Court In Death Of Round Lake Park Mom

The sister and brother-in-law of a Round Lake Park woman are expected in court today, on charges stemming from her death and the concealment of her body for 10 days.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Charles Best (left); Sherry Best, charged in connection with the death of their sister-in-law, Melissa Best.

Two Relatives Charged In Round Lake Park Mom’s Death

Two relatives have been charged in connection with the death of a Round Lake Park mother, whose body was left in a van for 10 days.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Missing Round Lake woman Melissa Best

Charges Possible Next Week In Death Of Round Lake Park Woman

Lake County prosecutors could file charges next week in connection to the apparent drug-related death of a Round Lake Park woman, who was found more than a week after she was reported missing.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

File Photo Of A Facebook Page  (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Facebook Proving Useful In Solving Crimes

Social networking sites are becoming increasingly popular for law enforcement is their quest to solve cases.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Missing Round Lake woman Melissa Best

Charges May Be Coming In Round Lake Mom’s Death

Two people could soon face charges in the death of a 34-year-old mother from Round Lake Park, whose body was found in her van 10 days after she vanished.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Missing Round Lake woman Melissa Best

Missing Round Lake Park Mom Found Dead

Melissa Ann Best, the Round Lake Park mother who wa missing for more than 10 days, has been found dead.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Missing Round Lake woman Melissa Best

Round Lake Park Police Schedule News Conference In Missing Mom Case

Police in Round Lake Park scheduled an 11 a.m. Tuesday news conference in the case of missing mother Melissa Ann Best, who disappeared more than a week ago.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Missing Round Lake woman Melissa Best

Search Widens For Missing Northwest Suburban Mother

Police in Round Lake Park have added Melissa Best’s information into a national missing-persons database. She vanished several days ago.

04/22/2011

Missing Round Lake woman Melissa Best

Round Lake Park Police Search For Missing Mother

Police in Round Lake Park have a mystery on their hands – what happened to Melissa Ann Best?

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011