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Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

Courthouse Closes Amid Protest Over Teen’s Shooting Death By Officer

LaToya Howell, the mother of 17-year-old Justus Howell, led about 30 protesters onto the street in front of the Lake County Courthouse and blocked traffic.

05/15/2015

Juan Rivera talks with reporters Friday as a settlement was announced for his wrongful convictions. (CBS/Bob Roberts)

Waukegan City Council Approves Settlement For Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

he Waukegan City Council has voted unanimously to approve its share of the $20 million settlement being paid to Juan Rivera, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for a notorious murder he did not commit, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/05/2015

Officers at the scene of a police-involved shooting Saturday in Zion. (CBS/Captured News)

Zion Community Group Calls For Town Hall Meeting In Wake Of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

One group is calling for a march, another for a town hall meeting in the wake of the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Waukegan resident by police in Zion, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

04/08/2015

Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

Funeral For Teen Shot By Zion Officer Set For Friday

Zion police have said Justus Howell was involved in a scuffle while trying to steal a handgun during a street sale just before the officer shot him Saturday afternoon.

04/07/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Some Suburbs Also Holding Elections On Tuesday

In southwest suburban Homer Glen, five candidates are running for village president, five candidates are running for village clerk, and 13 candidates are running for three trustee seats. All 23 candidates are write-in candidates.

02/24/2015

Juan Bahena-Arcos | Lake County sheriff's office

Fifth Suspect Charged After Waukegan Home Invasion, Manhunt

A fifth suspect in a home invasion that led to a manhunt Wednesday morning in north suburban Waukegan was arrested Friday morning.

02/21/2015

(Clockwise from top left) Javier Montes, Pablo Calix, Jose Villegas, and Eduardo Solis-Marcelo are charged in a home invasion in Waukegan. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Four Charged After Waukegan Home Invasion, Manhunt

Jose L. Villegas, 28, and Pablo F. Calix, 19, and Waukegan residents Javier Montes, 21 and Eduardo Solis-Marcelo, 26, each faces counts of home invasion, residential burglary, and unlawful use of a weapon by a street gang member.

02/19/2015

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Waukegan Woman’s House Shot Up After Woman Killed Dog

A Waukegan woman said she believes she was the victim of retaliation, after she shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking another dog she was watching.

02/10/2015

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Death Of Man Found At Waukegan Intersection Ruled Homicide

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found by a passerby at a Waukegan intersection.

01/03/2015

Elpidia Munoz-Garcia (Supplied photo)

Woman Shot And Killed At Waukegan Bar

Police responded around 1:10 a.m. to Bueno’s Bar at the intersection of Franklin Street and North Avenue, where 33-year-old Elpidia Munoz-Garcia had been shot in the face. Munoz-Garcia, a mother of two and co-owner of the bar, later was pronounced dead.

01/02/2015

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers wears an 'I Can't Breathe' shirt during warmups before his game against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at the Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in New York City (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Waukegan Woman Attempts To Trademark The Phrase ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Those three words have become a rallying cry for protests across the country. A north suburban woman says those words should belong to her, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

12/19/2014

Waukegan Police logo (Credit: City Of Waukegan Website)

Police Search For Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run In Waukegan

Adrian Gonzalez, 21, was taken to Vista Hospital in Waukegan suffering “major head trauma,” police said. Gonzalez died of those injuries on Thursday.

12/18/2014

Jorge E. Descamilla / photo from the Lake County sheriff's office

Waukegan Man Charged With Child Solicitation

A Waukegan man has been charged with child solicitation after contacting someone who he thought was a 14-year-old boy and trying to meet him for sexual acts.

12/06/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike in October. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Alderman Calls Teachers “Lazy” For Not Removing Strike Ribbons

More than a month after a month-long teachers strike in Waukegan, tempers were still flaring at a City Council meeting, with one alderman calling teachers “lazy” for not removing solidarity ribbons they placed around Waukegan during their walkout.

12/03/2014

Johnny Sisson / photo from Waukegan police

Man Charged With Shooting At Waukegan Police Officers

A man has been charged with shooting at two police officers more than a week ago in north suburban Waukegan.

12/01/2014

Waukegan Teachers Strike

Waukegan Athletes Will Scrimmage This Weekend, For Old Time’s Sake

Seniors lost out on making many memories during the recent Waukegan teachers strike. Now the schools are trying to make up for that, WBBM Newsradio’s Cisco Cotto reports.

11/07/2014

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

Waukegan Teachers Strike

State Intervenes In Waukegan Teachers Strike

The chairman of the state’s board of education says he’ll stay with negotiators until a new contract is hammered out.

10/29/2014

Waukegan Teachers Strike

Waukegan School Board Adjourns Meeting Amid Parent Anger

School officials say the audience would not come to order, making an open discussion impossible.

10/28/2014

Waukegan Teachers Strike

Waukegan Teachers Strike Continues

Talks aimed at ending the strike, which began Oct. 2, adjourned shortly after 7 p.m. Monday night after starting at 10 a.m. Talks are set to continue again Tuesday morning.

10/27/2014

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