Correctional Officers Rescue Inmate After He Tries To Throw Himself Off Mezzanine At Lake County JailVideo shows an inmate hurling himself over a second-story railing at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan, before he was rescued by a life-saving grab.
10 Inmates In One Pod Test Positive For COVID-19 At Lake County Jail In WaukeganA total of 10 inmates out of 46 in one pod at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days.
James McGhee In Court For Murder Charge Against Sidne-Nichole BuchananMcGhee is currently being held in the Lake County Jail. His next court date is set for October 10.
Temporary Water Shut-Off Announced At Lake Country JailThe water in the Lake County Jail will be shut off the morning of Dec. 8 through the evening of Dec. 9 in an effort to modernize equipment.
Inmate Found Dead In Cell At Lake County Jail In WaukeganAn investigation is under way after an inmate was found dead in a cell at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan.
Waukegan Father Who Held Daughter In Basement Asks For Reduced BondWaukegan father Randy Swopes, accused in July of locking his daughter in a basement because he believed she was possessed is still in custody, but he’s asking for a new court hearing to get his bond lowered.
Waukegan Mother Released After Holding Daughter In Basement, Father Still In CustodyIn 2006, the family was investigated for medical neglect for refusing treatment for their son based on religious reasons.
Two Fugitives Captured In Lake CountyJuan Padilla of North Chicago was arrested Wednesday near Green Bay Road and Washington Street in Waukegan, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.
Police: Man Took Rolex In ‘Bait-And-Switch’ TheftOn Oct. 15, the victim reported to police that he had met Constantinescu at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills to sell his Rolex, which he had listed for sale on the OfferUp website for $5,500.
Sex Offender Caught In WaukeganMembers of the Lake County Warrants Team located 47-year-old Tracy W. Pennell near a motel near Green Bay Road and Grand Avenue in Waukegan.
Medal Of Honor Recipient To Speak To Inmates In Lake CountyRetired Army Sgt. Allen Lynch will be talking to inmates as part of Lake County Jail's series, "Real People, Real Stories."
Lake County Sheriff Takes On Role Of A Corrections OfficerAfter several weeks of field officer training, Sheriff Mark Curran will work as a corrections officer to get a taste of life inside county jail.
Woman Charged With Forcing Two Into Prostitution In DeerfieldA 53-year-old woman has been charged with pimping two women out of her business in north suburban Deerfield.
Three Lake County Jail Guards Fired Over 2012 Inmate DeathThe terminations of Corrections Officers Rodney Holmes, Robert Schlesser and Lilia Cruz were upheld by an arbitrator Aug. 4, according to a statement from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The demotion of Corrections Sergeant Lance Ware was also upheld.
Death Of Lake County Inmate Who Hired Hitman InvestigatedJonathan Velazquez was found unresponsive and alone in his cell at 12:54 p.m. with a piece of fabric wrapped around his neck, according to a statement from Lake County sheriff’s office.