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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 ›

Welz Kauffman (Highland Park Police Dept. / June 12, 2012)

Ravinia CEO charged with DUI

The CEO and president of the Ravinia Festival has been charged with drunk driving after an accident less than a mile from his Highland Park … Read more ›

Former insurance magnate released from prison

months off the prison term of Michael Segal, the insurance magnate convicted in 2004 of stealing millions from his North Shore insurance brokerage. Judge Ruben … Read more ›


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 ›

Blotter: Burglary, DUI and theft

Burglary to motor vehicle A burglar removed a car stereo from a car dashboard sometime before 1 p.m. May 3 in the 600 block of … Read more ›

Blotter: DUI, theft and vandalism

Criminal damage to property  A vandal painted graffiti in foul language on bike path pavement at about 7 p.m. April 18 in the 500 block … Read more ›

Con man turned witness Stuart Levine to be sentenced June 28

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Stuart Levine — the longtime federal witness whose testimony helped bring down two of the biggest powers behind the scenes in … 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 ›