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Man Charged With Killing Friend At Waukegan Hotel

Kevin Curtis, 26, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jacob Blum, 19.

08/22/2013

Monica L. Williams(photo from Waukegan police)

Waukegan Woman Found Murdered In Her Home

A well-being check on a 28-year-old north suburban woman led to the discovery of her murder by police on Sunday night.

08/20/2013

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Waukegan Women Attacked By Pellet/BB Gun Shooter

Waukegan Police are looking for someone who’s been shooting BBs or pellets at women on the street.

08/13/2013

Jereme Richmond (Credit: Lake County)

Former Illini Basketball Player Convicted Of Threatening Probation Officer

The harassment charges resulted from alleged verbal threats and shooting gestures Jereme Richmond made after he became upset when his probation officer wouldn’t let him take a make-up drug test instead of requiring him to appear in cour

08/09/2013

Jose M. Mendez, 31 (Waukegan Police)

Police: Tire-Tampering Suspect Who Targeted Women Turns Self In

Jose M. Mendez turned himself in to Waukegan police Thursday morning after he saw images of his pickup truck in news stories, authorities said. He allegedly admitted to detectives that he had used a special tool to loosen stems inside tire valves in as many as five incidents in June and July.

07/25/2013

Surveillance video of a truck driven by a man wanted for tampering with tires.

Surveillance Video Released Of Man Wanted For Tampering With Tires

Women’s tires targeted at Target. That’s right, Waukegan Police are on the lookout for a white pickup truck seen leaving the parking lot on July 8.

07/24/2013

Kevin Curtis (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Man Charged With Killing Teen At Waukegan Hotel

A 26-year-old transient, who lives in Waukegan and Kenosha, Wis., has been charged with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in a north suburban hotel.

07/17/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Waukegan Rejects Assault Weapons Ban

Facing a state-mandated deadline for communities to adopt firearm regulations prior to the implementation of Illinois’ new concealed-carry law, the council voted to follow overall state statute on firearms and not enact any extra measures.

07/16/2013

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Waukegan Police Chief Quits Over False Military Service Claims

Robert Kerkorian resigned as Waukegan Police Chief on Monday, July 1, two months after being sworn in and three days after he released a public statement acknowledging that he falsely claimed to have trained as a Navy SEAL on his 1987 police department job application.

07/02/2013

Sharrece Randle, 32, who is homeless, arrested by Waukegan Police for armed robbery

Homeless Man Charged With Armed Robbery

Ten days after a suspect rode up on a bicycle, showed a gun and robbed a man of his cellphone in Waukegan, police were able to identify him and arrest him.

06/30/2013

David Hatyina (Lake County Sheriff's Dept.)

Boater Who Struck, Killed Child Last Summer Gets 10 Years

Judge Clint Hull said probation was not appropriate for David Hatyina in the death of Antonio Borcia, who died July 28 while inner-tubing on Petite Lake.

06/14/2013

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Waukegan Man Shot And Killed In North Chicago

James Myles, 28, of Waukegan, was shot on Jackson Street at 11:23 p.m. on Saturday.

06/03/2013

James Ealy

Ealy Found Guilty In Burger King Strangling Case

Jurors deliberated for a little more than three hours Friday before finding James Ealy guilty on one count of first-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Mary Hutchison.

05/24/2013

Lake County Deputy Sheriff Eric Francke. | Photo courtesy of the Mundelein Police Department

Lake County Cop Charged With Obstruction, Sex Crime

A north suburban sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after being charged with obstruction of justice and soliciting a sexual act.

05/13/2013

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Bullying Results In North Suburban Girl’s Hair On Fire

The seventh-grade student knew her friends weren’t joking about her hair being on fire when they slapped her on the head as she began to smell smoke, said Park City 14-year-old Tatyana Butler.

05/11/2013

Roberto Guzman has pleaded guilty in the murder of David Campbell, whose body was found July 6, 2011 in Penny Road Pond in Barrington. (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Waukegan Man Pleads Guilty In Blowtorch Murder

Jury selection was under way when a north suburban man changed his mind about going to trial and took a plea deal in a blowtorch murder case, the Lake County News-Sun is reporting.

05/07/2013

Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Waukegan Public Library Wins National Award

Third time’s the charm for the Waukegan Public Library. It’s been given the nation’s highest award for libraries and museums.

04/24/2013

Bank robbers hit a TCF Bank branch in Chicago and a Consumers Credit Union in Waukegan on March 27, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

SW Side TCF branch, Waukegan Credit Union Robbed

Robbers struck a bank branch on the city’s Southwest Side and a credit union in Waukegan on Wednesday.

03/28/2013

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Budget Cuts Force Air Control Towers To Close

The air traffic control towers at airports in Waukegan, Gary and Kenosha are among 149 facilities that will close starting April 7.

03/22/2013

Nsoni Mpulamasaka, 27, faces six to 30 years in prison for the aggravated criminal sexual assault conviction.

Waukeganite Convicted Of Raping Evanston Woman

A Lake County jury convicted a north suburban Waukegan man of sexually assaulting an Evanston woman with learning disabilities.

02/02/2013

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