Courthouse Closes Amid Protest Over Teen's Shooting Death By OfficerLaToya 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.
Police Officer Shoots Self In Leg At Bridgeview CourthouseAround 9:40 a.m., an alarm malfunctioned at the Bridgeview Courthouse, resulting in a brief evacuation of the building, police said. During the evacuation, a Chicago police officer was retrieving his firearm from a storage locker, when it went off, and a bullet struck the officer in the leg.
Electrical Fire Closes Courthouse In GaryThe fire comes one day after county commissioners and council members in a joint meeting decided to bond $12 million for Department of Justice-mandated repairs at the jail, road and bridge work, and maintenance and repairs at various county buildings, including the courthouse.
Police: Security Guard Threatened Officer With Novelty Gun At CourthouseRichard McDaniel, 46, of Round Lake Beach, entered the Washington Street secondary entrance about 12:20 p.m. Thursday and got past screeners with a roughly 3-inch cigarette lighter in the shape of a gun.
Man Accused Of Calling In Bomb Threat Before Court HearingA west suburban man who was supposed to appear in court on a retail theft charge is now being held without bond after making false bomb threat to the courthouse from a payphone inside the building.
Inmate Convicted In Courthouse Rape Case To Be FreedCook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez confirms the case against inmate Carl Chatman is about to be dismissed and Chatman set free.
Courthouse Officers Find Loaded Gun In Indiana Woman's PurseAna Claudia Gomez was in Chicago to help her father in an eviction case Friday morning when deputies at a courthouse screening station discovered a semi-automatic 9-mm handgun in her purse, Cook County police say.
Suspicious Package Outside Kane County Court Turns Out To Be DVD, Video GameA suspicious package prompted authorities to shut down the parking lot at the Kane County Judicial Center Wednesday morning, but it turned out to be only a DVD, a video game and a calculator.

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