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Illinois State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R), Lake Villa , leaves the Lake County Courthouse following her arraignment today on charges of criminal damage to property and trespassing. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / June 27, 2012)

State Sen. Schmidt allowed back home, but no contact with neighbors

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt has been cleared by a judge to return to her home near Lake Villa following her arrest this month involving an … Read more ›

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 ›

Libertyville police ask for public’s help in finding man who attacked Walgreens employee

Libertyville police are asking the public to help locate a man who attacked a Walgreens employee on May 30. The man, who was seen at … Read more ›

House burglarized, child’s bicycle stolen, and more

Burglary A 35-year-old woman of the 34804 block of North Long Avenue in Ingleside was arrested May 23 for burglary after a homeowner allegedly saw … 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 ›

Man crashes car into house after short police chase

A 19-year-old Libertyville man led police on a short chase through a residential neighborhood before crashing his vehicle into a house, according to authorities. Andrew … Read more ›

Men arrested for battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Battery A 21-year-old Mundelein man of the 800 block of South Ridge Avenue was arrested April 29 for battery whhile at a restaurant in the … 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 ›