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.
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.
A man has been charged with robbing a bank Monday afternoon in north suburban Waukegan that was also robbed exactly one week before.
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.
Authorities are searching for a man who is suspected of robbing the same bank in Waukegan twice in one week.
Police are searching for a man they say robbed a bank in Waukegan Monday afternoon.
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 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.”
Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for 23-year-old Divonte Calhoun, last known to live in the 5100 block of Patterson in Chicago.
A Waukegan man has been charged with trying to meet a teenage boy for sexual acts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fifth suspect in a home invasion that led to a manhunt Wednesday morning in north suburban Waukegan was arrested Friday morning.
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.
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.
Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found by a passerby at a Waukegan intersection.
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.