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.
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.
It’s now been a decade since two young girls disappeared from the far north suburbs and were later found dead.
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.
Protesters in Zion renewed their demands to equip police officers with body-cams.
About 200 people gathered Saturday in front of the Zion Police Department after the shooting death of a teen last week by police.
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.
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.
The incident occurred after police responded to reports of a fight in the 2300 block of Gilead Avenue.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
In far north suburban Zion, police shot and wounded a suspect on a busy roadway Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Terrance Scott has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of being a fugitive from justice.