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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 ›

Lake Villa woman pleads guilty to DUI in death of motorcyclist

Rebecca Wells spoke softly, her hands cuffed in front of her, as she entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a DUI charge in the death … Read more ›

October trial scheduled in 2006 slaying of Burger King manager

Almost six years after the death a Burger King manager in Lindenhurst, the man charged in the slaying may finally have his day in court. … 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 ›

Death of Lake County jail inmate Eugene Gruber ruled homicide

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

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Grayslake police chief placed on paid leave after DUI charge

Grayslake Police Chief Matt McCutcheon was placed on paid administrative leave last week following charges of driving while intoxicated and carrying a firearm while intoxicated. … 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 ›