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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 ›

John Warsaw (Lincolnshire Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Glencoe man charged with reckless homicide in crash that killed newlywed

A Glencoe man is free on bond after being charged with reckless homicide in an alcohol-related accident in January that killed a newlywed bride, whose … 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 ›

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Judge: Sandra Rogers can retract guilty plea in ’03 attack on ex-husband, his wife in Lincolnshire

A Lake County judge issued a rare ruling today that will allow a woman who is seven years into a 30-year prison sentence to retract … Read more ›

Police, school investigating texts reportedly sent by Stevenson High dean

A Stevenson High School dean is being investigated amid reports that he sent inappropriate text messages to a student, according to Lincolnshire Police Chief Peter … Read more ›

Ex-day care center owner loses bid to drop charges, goes to trial Monday

The woman who owned a day care center where a boy was murdered in 2009 is set to stand trial in Lake County Monday after … Read more ›

Tisa Crawford

UPDATE: Aurora woman charged with computer fraud and theft from AON Hewitt in Lincolnshire

A 41-year-old Aurora woman allegedly created false identities and collected pensions for them from a Lincolnshire company, authorities say. Tisa Crawford, of the 1800 block … Read more › 1 comment