U.S. Rep. Bob Dold speaks with Youth Conservation Corps participants in Waukegan, Illinois. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Dold Pushing Measure To Help Get Jobs For Welfare Recipients

U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) said bipartisan legislation he has sponsored would commit $100 million in federal funding to states to subsidize the wages of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients, through programs like YCC.


A Good Samaritan coming to the rescue of a man inside a car that plunged into Lake Michigan. (Photo supplied to CBS 2)

Good Samaritan Comes To Rescue Of Man Inside Car That Plunged Into Lake Michigan

Police in Waukegan are crediting a good Samaritan with rescuing a man from a car that had just plunged into the lake at the Waukegan Yacht Club.


Authorities are searching for a suspect who has robbed the same Waukegan bank twice in one week. | FBI

Man Charged With Robbing Waukegan Bank

A man has been charged with robbing a bank Monday afternoon in north suburban Waukegan that was also robbed exactly one week before.


Police respond to a shooting Monday night in the 2000 block of Washington Street in Waukegan. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Person Shot In Waukegan

Officers responded about 10 p.m. to the front of an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Washington Street, said Waukegan police Cmdr. Joe Florip.


Police say the suspect robbed a 5/3 Bank Monday afternoon. (Source: FBI)

Suspect Robs Waukegan Bank For Second Time In One Week

Authorities are searching for a man who is suspected of robbing the same bank in Waukegan twice in one week.


Police say the suspect robbed a 5/3 Bank Monday afternoon. (Source: FBI)

Police Searching For Waukegan Bank Robber

Police are searching for a man they say robbed a bank in Waukegan Monday afternoon.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Protests Continue Over Daycare Worker’s Conviction

Protests continued Thursday over the conviction and imprisonment of Melissa Calusinksi, the former daycare worker convicted in the 2009 death of a toddler.


Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Father Of Jailed Daycare Worker Demands Her Release After Coroner Bombshell

Melissa Calusinski is serving 31 years behind bars for the 2009 death of Benjamin Kingan. A coroner this week re-classified the boy’s death as “undetermined.”


The attempted robbery happened June 23 at Sun Foods, in the 1500 block of Sunset Avenue. (Waukegan Police)

Waukegan Police Arrest Suspect, Seek Second Offender In Attempted Armed Robbery

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for 23-year-old Divonte Calhoun, last known to live in the 5100 block of Patterson in Chicago.


Erick Arroyo-Acosta | Lake County sheriff's office

Police: Waukegan Man Tried To Meet Teen Boy For Sex

A Waukegan man has been charged with trying to meet a teenage boy for sexual acts.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


(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.


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.


(Credit: CBS)

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.


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.