Woman Who Locked Daughter In Basement To Be Released; Husband Held For Psych EvaluationA Lake County judge has ordered a woman charged with locking her 10-year-old daughter in her basement in Waukegan released on her own recognizance, and her husband kept in custody, pending a mental health evaluation.
Waukegan Family Member: Child Held Captive Made ThreatsParents Randy and Katherine are now behind bars charged with felony child abuse.
Son Defends Couple Waukegan Charged With Locking Daughter In BasementRandy and Katherine Swopes were arrested on July 17, charged with unlawful restraint and child endangerment.
DCFS Confirms At Least 5 Encounters With Waukegan Parents That Locked Girl In BasementCBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the Department of Children and Family Services has had contact with the couple on numerous occasions since the mid-1990s.
Family That Allegedly Locked Girl In Basement Known To DCFSThe department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) took away four children living in a Waukegan home after authorities found a 10-year-old allegedly held captive in the family’s basement for several months.
Wrongful Conviction Costs Suburb Nearly $9 Million A Chicago suburb is taking out a loan to cover a nearly $9 million debt in a wrongful conviction case.
Cops: Parents Locked Child In Basement; Believed She Was Possessed By DemonA girl was held captive in the basement of her family home in north suburban Waukegan, apparently because her parents believed she was possessed by a demon.
Waukegan Man Accused Of Selling Homemade FireworksUndercover detectives set up a purchase with Janko Armanov where he sold them 100 half sticks of fireworks.
Woman Charged With Hitting Toddler, Two Adults With SUV In WaukeganZaria Greenlee, 20, has been charged with aggravated battery, battery, and reckless driving.
100 People Displaced By Waukegan FireThere's no word on what started a fire in Waukegan that left more than 100 people without a home.
Waukegan Declares Snow EmergencyThe Waukegan Police Department issued a snow emergency Sunday morning until further notice.
Burglar Nabbed By Waukegan Cops Following Tracks In SnowOfficers located and tracked fresh footprints in the snow, where they found the man hiding behind a home.