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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 ›

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 ›

New trial denied for woman convicted in day care center murder

Attorneys for the woman convicted last year of killing a boy at Lake County day care center failed to win her a new trial Thursday … Read more ›

From the community

Traveler Advisory for Chicago?

NATO is coming:WHO WARNS WORLD’S TRAVELERSABOUT GUNFIRE IN CHICAGO?By A. J. GoldsmithIt seems that not a week goes by when our U.S. State Department does … Read more ›

Trial delayed for owner of day care where boy murdered

The trial was delay Monday for the woman who owned a Lincolnshire day care center when a boy was murdered there in 2009. The 30-day … Read more ›

Lake Forest updates harassment policies in wake of principal sexting scandal

City of Lake Forest employees will be provided with updated anti-harassment training as the result of an independent investigation into allegations that a Lake Forest … Read more ›

In first interview, Melissa Calusinski says she gave false confession to day care center murder

Melissa Calusinski felt nothing when a judge sentenced her last week to 31 years in prison. It was a stark contrast to the shock and … Read more ›