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Guilty Verdict In 2004 Zion Double-Homicide Case

A jury convicted a north suburban Zion man of double homicide after deliberating for about four hours Friday, June 7.



Man Found Shot To Death In Zion Supermarket Parking Lot

The man found shot to death in a parking in north suburban Zion on Thursday afternoon has been identified as a Waukegan resident.


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Woman Pleads Guilty To Murder Of 5-Year-Old

The Zion woman accused of murdering a 5-year-old boy for wetting the bed admitted to the Labor Day 2010 murder.


Aurora Escamilla, left; Victor Salinas-Corona (Zion Police Dept.)

Teen Parents Charged In Infant Boy’s Death

A 17-year-old Zion man has been charged with the murder and a woman charged with endangering the life of a child for the death of their 5-month-old child.


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Public Not In Danger After Zion Nuke Plant Fire: Officials

Fire officials in north suburban Zion say there was no danger to the public from a fire Thursday morning at the Zion Nuclear Power Plant.



Zion Man Killed In Near West Side Shooting

A man from far north suburban Zion was shot and killed while standing on a front porch early Sunday on the Near West Side.


Alberto Mejia-Arellon, 30, has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident in Zion. (Zion Police Dept.)

Police Make Arrest In Fatal Zion Hit-Run

A 30-year old Zion man is being held on $250,000 bond in the hit and run death of a 20-year old man last week.


Alberto Mejia (Credit: STMW)

Police Search For Zion Hit-And-Run Suspect

Police are searching for a far north suburban man wanted for questioning in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a 20-year-old man last week.


A driver of a red Scion XB was likely involved in a hit-run accident in Zion, police say.

Zion Police Looking For Red Scion In Fatal Hit-And-Run

The body of Francisco Jose Avila-Castro was found around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at 33rd Street and Geneva Lane.


One person was killed in a hit-run accident in Zion. (CBS)

One Person Killed In Zion Hit-Run Accident

Zion police were trying to find out who struck and killed a pedestrian on a residential street early Wednesday morning and simply drove away.


Kelly Davis plays with his 2-year-old daughter Myla in the front yard of their Zion home. On Aug. 25, 2012, a man tried to abduct Myla while she was playing on the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, but Davis intervened and chased the man down. (Credit: CBS)

Zion Dad Chases Down Man Who Tried To Abduct Daughter At Daley Plaza

A 55-year-old man with a previous criminal record allegedly tried to kidnap a 2-year-old Zion girl at Daley Plaza last weekend, but the girl’s father stopped him, then chased him down until police were able to arrest the man.

CBS 2–08/28/2012

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Barbecue Grill Fire Spreads To 3 Backyards In Zion

In Zion, the dry weather turned what should have been a small fire into a spreading inferno last evening.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Darryel Gardner

Suspect In Cabbie’s Murder Backs Out Of Plea Deal

A suspect suddenly backed out of a plea deal Wednesday for attacking a cab driver who later died in Zion, claiming his religious beliefs exempt him from the law.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

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Fire At Plastics Plant Creates Hazardous Fumes In Zion

Officials evacuated part of Zion for almost two hours Sunday morning due to hazardous fumes from a fire that broke out at Maine Plastics.


Baby Toy (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

Police Investigate Death Of North Chicago Toddler

For a second time this month, the Lake County Coroner’s Office is conducting a death investigation of a small child.


Murder victims Laura Hobbs (left); Krystal Tobas (CBS)

New Suspects Charged In 2 High-Profile Lake County Murder Cases

Prosecutors in Lake County have lodged charges in two high-profile murder cases, in which other men have been charged or convicted.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Trent Lee

Man Gets 37 Years For Stabbing Girlfriend To Death

Trent Lee stabbed his girlfriend nine times with two knives.


Cristian De La O Hernandez

Zion Man Faces Murder, Kidnapping Charges

A man has been arrested in Lake County on charges that he murdered a woman in Georgia and kidnapped another one to make a cross-country dash up north.


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Man Killed In North Suburban Apartment Fire

The resident of an apartment in far north suburban Zion was killed in a fire in his apartment early Saturday morning.


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Zion-Benton School Strike To Continue Monday

Students in the Zion-Benton Township High School District will be out of school for another day Monday.