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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 ›

Daniel Baker, 21, charged with killing his girlfriend's mother, Marina Aksman, is escorted by Chuck Schletz of Lake County Major Crimes Task Force and Waukegan Police Department from the Glacier County jail in Montana to the Great Falls airport where he will board a flight for Chicago. Baker was arrested earlier this week after he and Kristina Aksman were stopped for speeding in western Montana. He waived extradition. (Bryce Harman, For the Tribune / April 9, 2010)

Daniel Baker’s police statement will be allowed in Lake County court

Daniel Baker’s videotaped statement to police, in which he allegedly says that he beat his girlfriend’s mother to death with a baseball bat, will be … 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 ›

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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›