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Waukegan ‘Spiritual Healer’ Apparently Leaves Town After Scamming People Out Of Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

Waukegan Police say a woman who advertised herself as a spiritual healer has apparently skipped town – after scamming people out of tens of thousands of dollars.

09/09/2014

Nicholette Lawrence (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Tragic Details Of Girl’s Death Shock Neighbors, Police

CHICAGO (STMW) – While a north suburban neighborhood remained in shock Monday over the death of an 11-year-old girl, some neighbors also expressed surprise to learn that Raasania Coley had been living on their block. […]

09/09/2014

Nicolette Lawrence. (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Waukegan Woman Charged With Murdering Daughter

A mother has been charged with the murder of her 11-year-old daughter in Waukegan.

09/07/2014

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Woman Found Dead In Waukegan Forest Preserve

The body of a 52-year-old Waukegan woman was found in the Lyons Woods Forest Preserve on the northeast side of Waukegan this past Wednesday, and authorities are waiting for toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.

08/03/2014

Lliau Moreno-Tepecha (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Homeless Man Charged With Entering Apartment, Fondling Sleeping Woman

Lilau Moreno-Tepecha allegedly entered the apartment of a 25-year-old woman through an unlocked door on Sunday in Waukegan, and touched her while she was sleeping, but she was able to get out of the room, grab her young child, leave the apartment and give police a description, police said.

07/21/2014

Jose Horta (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Judge Upholds 59-Year Sentence In Torture-Murder Case

A defense attorney for Jose Horta, 21, had argued that his client’s sentence stood out as unusually harsh in comparison with other defendants convicted in the case.

07/18/2014

Waukegan Police Officer Jason Mueller (Credit: Waukegan Police Department)

Waukegan Police Officer Killed In Gurnee Crash

Waukegan Police Officer Jason Mueller was not wearing a seat belt when his car crossed over a median in Gurnee early Saturday, and hit a utility pole.

07/14/2014

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New DNA Evidence Connects 1992 Murder Of 11-Year-Old To Second Case

It is a startling twist in a 22-year-old murder case that rocked the northern suburbs.

06/10/2014

Anthony Marcus (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Waukegan Man Charged With Killing Wife, Disabled Daughter

A 53-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder, after allegedly killing his wife, their disabled daughter, and a dog at their home in Waukegan, before trying to take his own life.

06/09/2014

Authorities released this surveillance image of a man suspected of robbing a Waukegan TCF Bank branch at knifepoint Wednesday morning. (Photo from FBI)

FBI: Man Tried To Open Account Before Robbing Bank

William Rozelle, 30, allegedly presented his photo ID and Social Security number while trying to open checking and savings accounts, but left the bank after being told there was a fee to open accounts, then later returned and robbed the same bank.

05/23/2014

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Police: Security Guard Threatened Officer With Novelty Gun At Courthouse

Richard McDaniel, 46, of Round Lake Beach, entered the Washington Street secondary entrance about 12:20 p.m. Thursday and got past screeners with a roughly 3-inch cigarette lighter in the shape of a gun.

05/16/2014

Authorities released this surveillance photo of a person suspected of robbing a NorStates bank branch Monday in Waukegan. (Waukegan Police)

Waukegan Bank Robbed

The robber displayed a note and got away with an unspecified amount of cash, police said.

05/12/2014

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Metra UP/North Trains Back On Schedule After Sunday Derailment

Trains have resumed normal service on the Union Pacific/North Line Monday morning after a train derailed in north suburban Waukegan last night.

05/12/2014

Igor Karlukov (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Lake County Inmate On Suicide Watch Hangs Himself

Igor Karlukov fashioned his noose from a mesh laundry bag and earphone buds.

04/18/2014

Brian Hall and Leporsha Doby (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Two Cops Hurt Breaking Up Domestic Dispute In Waukegan

Two officers responded to a call of a couple fighting and throwing things at each other about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, and found Brian Hall, 28, and Leporsha Doby, 29, arguing at their home in the 300 block of Franklin Street.

04/17/2014

Jose Horta (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Man Gets 59 Years For Role In Blowtorch Murder

The man accused of holding a gun on 27-year-old David Campbell as he was tortured and killed in a north suburban Waukegan body shop in July 2011 was sentenced Thursday to 59 years in prison.

04/04/2014

Miguel Leyva (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Man Charged With Murder For Fatal Shooting In Waukegan

Miguel Leyva, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Adrian Villarreal, who was found unresponsive in his vehicle near Hickory and Center streets in Waukegan on March 15.

03/24/2014

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Teens Arrested In Waukegan For Debit Card Scam

Police said a resident contacted them this week about being approached on a social media site by someone promising free scholarship money in exchange for a bank debit card and the PIN that goes with it.

03/21/2014

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Teen Charged With Attempted Murder In Waukegan

Officers were called early Monday to the 1700 block of Hickory Street, where four people had gotten into a fight during a party, and a teenage boy had fired multiple shots at a man.

02/21/2014

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville (left) and Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan (right) both were vandalized Sunday night with the same smiley face and hateful message. (Credit: Facebook)

Police Identify Suspect Who Vandalized Mosque, Churches

The mayor of Waukegan said Thursday an arrest is imminent in a spate of vandalizations of north suburban houses of worship.

02/20/2014

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