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State Senator Suzi Schmidt. (Lake County Sheriff's police / June 12, 2012)

Neighbors say state senator harassing them for more than year

Neighbors of state Sen. Suzi Schmidt claim the lawmaker has been harassing them for more than a year, including a confrontation with their 7-year-old son, … Read more ›

State Senator Suzi Schmidt. (Lake County Sheriff's police / June 12, 2012)

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt arrested in stalking case

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt was arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s deputies this afternoon on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that she damaged her neighbor’s property and … Read more ›

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Lake County announces new arrests in killings of Laura Hobbs and Krystal Tobias, as well as Fred Reckling, all once linked to other men

Lake County prosecutors this afternoon announced new murder charges in two notorious slayings that had been attributed to other men until DNA pointed away from … Read more ›

Surrounded by his attorneys, Bennie Starks speaks to the media after his court case was dismissed in the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan today. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / May 15, 2012)

After 20 years in prison, man cleared in ’86 Waukegan rape

Lake County prosecutors have dropped rape charges against Bennie Starks, who spent 20 years in prison before DNA pointed away from him. Assistant State’s Attorney … Read more ›

Former Antioch teacher in grade-changing scandal charged with forgery

A former Antioch Community High School teacher convicted in a grade changing scandal earlier this year is due in a DeKalb County court Friday for … Read more ›

Sara Glashagel (Police photo/ May 10, 2012)

Teacher who changed grades now accused of forgery

A school teacher convicted of computer tampering for changing the grades of Antioch High School football players has been charged with forgery for allegedly defrauding … Read more ›

At murder trial, witness recalls watching friend stabbed in Ingleside

After he was stabbed in the abdomen, a pale-faced John Herres, 19, walked into the kitchen and lifted up his shirt, revealing a wound that … Read more ›

Round Lake Beach woman escapes gasoline attack

The Daily Herald reports: A 19-year-old Fox Lake man is accused of breaking into a Round Lake Beach home and attacking a female resident by … Read more ›

Antioch Township woman denies running up $6,000 in charges using stolen credit card

The Daily Herald reports: An Antioch Township woman accused of running up more that $6,000 in charges on a credit card taken from a stolen … Read more ›

Death of Lake County jail inmate Eugene Gruber ruled homicide

The death of a former Lake County jail inmate paralyzed after an altercation with a corrections officer has been ruled a homicide by the Cook … Read more ›