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  • Waukegan police warning of “spiritual healing” scam Sep 10, 2014 9:08 AM
    Waukegan Police are investigating a scam in which a woman took deposit money from people for spiritual guidance, then moved away. More than $40,000 was taken, police said.

  • Annual law enforcement expo returns to Westfield Hawthorn mall Sep 10, 2014 11:59 AM
    The Vernon Hills Police Department will host its 10th annual law enforcement exhibition Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, at Westfield Hawthorn Mall.

  • Kane state’s attorney to lead statewide best practices committee Sep 10, 2014 5:17 PM
    Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon will lead a Best Practices Committee of prosecutors to develop policies and procedures for evidence collection and investigations that can be used across the state. "The goal reallyis to re-emphasize what our responsibility is in all our criminal cases," McMahon said. "That's to get it right the first time."

  • Foreman appointed to vets group: Sep 10, 2014 7:27 PM
    Fred Foreman, an Air Force veteran and retired chief judge of Lake County circuit court, has been appointed the special counsel of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.

  • Child safety seat checks: Sep 10, 2014 7:28 PM
    The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will have a child safety seat check point on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office’s Highway Patrol Substation at 1301 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, according to a news release.

  • Culver’s salutes veterans in Lake County: Sep 10, 2014 7:28 PM
    Culver’s restaurants will be participating in the 9/11 Patriots Day of Giving in Lake County.

  • Fox Lake deaths were suicides, police say Sep 10, 2014 2:52 PM
    Two people found dead in a Fox Lake apartment were victims of self-inflicted gun shot wounds, officials said Wednesday.

  • Dawn Patrol: Man dies in crash; Police: Girl killed by punch malnourished Sep 9, 2014 6:11 AM
    Police: Waukegan girl killed by punch was malnourished, beaten previously. Police staying quiet on Louis Vuitton burglary. Deerfield man struck, killed in Wisconsin. Arlington Heights grants puppy mill ban reprieve to shop. Teens smash 75 mailboxes in Schaumburg, police say. Testimony continues in Wheeling murder trial. Mount Prospect woman who injured 8 on tollway on probation for DUI. Cutler takes responsibility for second pick.

  • Gurnee man is first reported Lake County West Nile case Sep 9, 2014 6:37 PM
    A 48-year-old Gurnee man was the first confirmed human case of West Nile, according to the Lake County Health Department. Cool, wet weather has limited the Culex mosquito, that can carry the virus, according to Mike Adam, senior biologist. "We want people to be diligent for a couple more weeks until we get a frost," he said.

  • Trial delayed for 74-year-old man accused of assaulting child Sep 9, 2014 1:42 PM
    The trial of a 74-year-old Mundelein man facing 120 years in prison for molesting a child under the age of 13 has been delayed until Jan. 4, officials said Tuesday. Bobby Tinkes remains free from Lake County jail after posting the required 10 percent of his $450,000 bail, authorities said.

  • Ex-Bull ordered to give DNA sample in massage therapist sex assault case Sep 9, 2014 2:53 PM
    A Lake County judge authorized police to take a DNA sample from a former Chicago Bulls player and coach accused of trying to sexually assault a massage therapist in April. The judge also agreed to delay Eric "Rick" Brunson's trial until Dec. 8.

  • Flood advisory for suburbs extended as rain continues to fall Sep 10, 2014 11:16 AM
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the suburbs until 2:30 p.m. The weather service estimates two to four inches of rain has fallen on the area so far today, with another one to inches possible.

  • Police say two people found dead in Fox Lake apartment Sep 9, 2014 7:40 PM
    Two bodies were discovered Tuesday in a Fox Lake apartment, authorities said. The bodies of the man and woman, whose identities were not released by police, were discovered about 11 a.m. on the 300 block of Devlin Road. Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd said Tuesday both the man and woman were in their 20s and it appears they died of gunshot wounds.

  • Mundelein-based Medline sends exam gloves to help in Ebola relief effort Sep 10, 2014 4:35 PM
    Mundelein-based Medline Industries Inc. has provided 360,000 pair of exam gloves to an Ebola relief effort in West Africa. "The gloves are huge," said Jan Mazotti, spokewoman for Project CURE the Colorado-based relief organization.

  • Authorities: Waukegan girl killed by stomach punch was malnourished, beaten in past Sep 9, 2014 6:01 AM
    The 11-year-old Waukegan girl who died last week after police say she was punched in the stomach by her mother also was suffering from malnutrition and weighed only 55 pounds at the time of her death, authorities said Monday. Police confiscated cellphone videos from Nicholette R. Lawrence, 32, that show her using a belt to beat her daughter, Raasania J. Coley, in the days or weeks before the girl died Friday, authorities say.

  • Dawn Patrol: OCC pioneer dies; parishioners rally for fired director Sep 8, 2014 5:53 AM
    Hartstein, Oakton Community College pioneer, dies; parishioners show support for fired gay music director; mom’s punch to stomach leads to 11-year-old’s death; 3 Aurora men charged in KFC robbery; Gurnee honors first responders lost on Sept. 11; Bears’ offense more hurtful than helpful

  • Truckers cited in state police portable scale operation on Lake-Cook border Sep 8, 2014 2:52 PM
    Five truck drivers received citations for overweight violations through a portable scale operation on the border of Lake and Cook counties Monday, according to Illinois State Police. Officials said the mobile scale detail ran from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on westbound Lake-Cook Road at Rand Road.

  • Experts to address Route 53 extension Sep 8, 2014 5:28 PM
    A panel of experts will discuss the proposed Route 53 extension from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Buffalo Grove Park District Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove.

  • Study: Suburban police ranks don’t match racial makeup of communities Sep 8, 2014 11:05 AM
    The racial makeup of suburban police departments does not reflect the diversity of the communities those agencies serve. That’s according to figures from a 2007 study of American police forces by the U.S. Department of Justice. Sixteen of the largest police departments in the Northwest and West suburbs are overwhelmingly white, even in towns where the white population is a minority.

  • Man wanted in Beach Park shooting arrested in Zion Sep 5, 2014 12:01 PM
    A 27-year-old man on the run for shooting up a home in Beach Park has been arrested, authorities said Friday. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Joshua Malombo, of Beach Park, in Zion at 5 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.

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