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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 ›

Man charged with aiming video camera under skirt of teen

Police said a 60-year-old Hanover Park man aimed a camera under the skirt of a teen girl who was shopping at the Wheeling Wal-Mart. Dana … Read more ›

Three teens charged with residential burglary in Evanston

Authorities charged three teenagers with burglary after Evanston police allege they caught them fleeing a home in the 2600 block of Prairie Avenue. Police responded … 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 ›

Alleged gang member charged with selling guns to undercover agent

A Wheeling man who authorities called a gang member has been charged with illegally selling two handguns to a federal undercover agent. Bond for Saul … Read more ›

Wheeling liquor violations draw fines

Two Wheeling restaurants were fined for serving alcohol to minors even after both had received letters warning that Wheeling police would be testing the ability … 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 ›

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 ›