Zion

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Trial For Ex-Marine Charged With Killing Two Zion Kids Delayed Until February

The anticipated trial of Jorge Torrez for the alleged 2005 murder of two young girls in Zion will likely not occur until next February, officials said Tuesday.

05/26/2015

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

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Ten Years Since Girls’ Deaths, Suspect Awaits Trial

It’s now been a decade since two young girls disappeared from the far north suburbs and were later found dead.

05/11/2015

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

Investigators Gathering Video In Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Zion Teen

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said investigators were chasing down some 50 leads into the circumstances surrounding the death of Justus Howell of Waukegan.

04/24/2015

Zion residents packed a city council meeting to discuss the fatal shooting of a teen by police. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Pack Zion City Hall, Demand Cops Wear Body Cams

Protesters in Zion renewed their demands to equip police officers with body-cams.

04/21/2015

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

Demonstrators Gather In Zion, Scene Of Police-Involved Shooting

About 200 people gathered Saturday in front of the Zion Police Department after the shooting death of a teen last week by police.

04/11/2015

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

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

Coroner: Teen Killed By Zion Police Shot Twice In Back

Relatives of a 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a Zion police officer called for justice for Justus Howell on Sunday. Family members said he was shot twice in the back, which authorities confirmed.

04/06/2015

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Person Dies In Police-Involved Shooting In Zion

The incident occurred after police responded to reports of a fight in the 2300 block of Gilead Avenue.

04/04/2015

Grand Canyon (credit: Randy Yagi)

5 Must-See National Parks In The U.S.

From the highest and lowest points in North America to the world’s largest living things and largest living carnivores, each of America’s national parks has something unique to offer.

04/01/2015

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

Nearly Two Years Later, Mother Of Murdered 5-Month-Old Planning Memorial Service

It may have been nearly two years since 5-month-old Joshua Summeries’ murder, but for his mother, Kisha Woods Summeries, it seems as if it happened yesterday.

03/31/2015

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Man Arrested In Alleged Conspiracy Wants Apology From Lake Co. State’s Attorney

An ex-offender arrested as part of an alleged criminal conspiracy late last year is seeking an apology from the Lake County (IL) State’s Attorney’s Office. He’s also considering legal action against the prosecutor’s office.

03/09/2015

Demetries Thorpe. (Credit: Zion Police)

Prosecutors Agree To Plea Deal In Zion Baby’s Death

A 26-year-old man has agreed to plead guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend’s infant son last summer and tossing the body in a Dumpster.

07/08/2014

Salvador Mateos-Suarez. / Photo from Zion Police.

Police: Zion Man Touched Himself In Front Of Girl Walking To School

A north suburban Zion man was arrested this week for allegedly touching himself in front of a female student after asking her for directions while she walked to school, the Lake County News-Sun is reporting.

06/08/2014

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Suspect Wounded In Police-Involved Shooting Zion

In far north suburban Zion, police shot and wounded a suspect on a busy roadway Tuesday afternoon.

06/03/2014

John P. Kerr / photo from the Lake County Sheriff's office

Zion Man Charged With Sexual Assaulting Two Girls

A north suburban man has been charged with sexually assaulting two young girls after an investigation into child pornography revealed he’d had sexual contact with them, according to police.

04/29/2014

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Zion Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Navy Officer In Virginia

A federal jury has sentenced an ex-Marine to death for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks he committed over the years.

04/24/2014

Terrance Scott is charged with murder in the shooting death of a man at a birthday party in Zion, Ill. (Credit: Zion Police)

Man Charged With Murder At Party In Zion

A Michigan man was ordered held on $2.5 million bond for allegedly shooting a man to death during a birthday party at a north suburban home early Saturday.

11/14/2013

Terrance Scott is charged with murder in the shooting death of a man at a birthday party in Zion, Ill. (Credit: Zion Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Shooting At Birthday Party In Zion

Terrance Scott has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of being a fugitive from justice.

11/12/2013

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