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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 ›

Boy struck by car in Round Lake Heights

An adolescent male was struck by a car Wednesday evening while he was a riding a bike in Round Lake Heights, police said. via Read more ›

Police: Mom left toddler asleep in car while she worked because she could not afford babysitter

A young mother charged with leaving her 2-year-old child alone in her vehicle while she was at work in Glenview early Monday morning is being … 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 ›

Ryan Thomas Nitch (Wilmette police photo)

Police: Parks worker stole tennis racquet from pro

An eBay auction led Wilmette detectives to arrest a park district employee who allegedly stole a racquet from a tennis professional, authorities said. When 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 ›

Round Lake Beach woman escapes gasoline attack

The Daily Herald reports: A 19-year-old Fox Lake man is accused of breaking into a Round Lake Beach home and attacking a female resident by … Read more ›