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  • Waukegan man sentenced to 47 years for killing cabdriver in 2010 Mar 25, 2014 4:33 PM
    Tuesday’s sentencing for a Waukegan man charged with the 2010 murder of Park City cabdriver Patrick Foster began with a gut-wrenching audio recording of Foster’s 911 cellphone call, and concluded with 47-year prison sentence for shooter Darryel Garner. Two years longer than the 45-year mandatory minimum, Lake County Judge James K. Booras’ sentence was 13 years shy of the 60-year sentence prosecutors requested.

  • Culver’s of Zion receives Commitment to Excellence Award Mar 18, 2014 4:00 PM
    Culver’s of Zion, 3335 Sheridan Rd., has received a prestigious Commitment to Excellence award by the restaurant chain. The award recognizes restaurants for consistently maintaining a high standard in restaurant operations, guest experiences, community relationships and team development. The award was presented during gala dinner festivities held during Culver’s recent 30th annual reunion in Milwaukee, WI.

  • DNA evidence approved for man accused of killing Zion toddler Mar 17, 2014 1:45 PM
    A Lake County judge authorized a DNA swab of a Zion man accused of killing a 5-month-old boy last summer. Demetries Thorpe, 26, is facing life in prison for suffocating the child of his girlfriend, then putting the toddler into a duffle bag and into a Dumpster.

  • Editorial: For Democratic Lake County sheriff: Patt Feb 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Jason Patt for Lake County Sheriff in the March 18 Democratic primary.

  • Important to learn from black history Feb 13, 2014 3:40 PM
    A Zion letter to the editor: As American Muslims, we recognize the importance of educating ourselves with the history of African Americans.

  • Mundelein man guilty of murder Feb 7, 2014 10:54 PM
    A 19-year-old Mundelein gang member was found guilty late Friday of killing a Zion teen because of the way he wore his hat. Jose Garcia now faces up to life in prison after a jury found him guilty on three counts of first-degree murder for killing 18-year-old Gabriel Gonzalez in the parking lot of the One Stop Food and Liquor store in Round Lake Beach March 10.

  • Waukegan man pleads guilty to killing Park City cab driver Feb 4, 2014 8:19 PM
    A Waukegan man accused of killing a Park City cab driver in 2010 pleaded guilty to a single count of murder in Lake County court Tuesday. Darryel Garner, 42, will be sentenced on March 25. He faces a mandatory minimum of 45 years in prison.

  • Trial begins in Round Lake Beach shooting of Zion teen Feb 4, 2014 4:05 PM
    Prosecutors told a jury that 19-year-old Jose Garcia gunned down Gabriel Gonzalez, 18, outside of a Round Lake Beach minimart because the Zion teen disrespected Garcia's gang. However, defense attorneys claim Garcia is being blamed for the actions of another gang member, and that a co-defendant was actually the trigger man in the killing last March.

  • Zion man in 2012 Gurnee standoff pleads guilty to home invasion Jan 21, 2014 6:11 PM
    A Zion man who entered a Gurnee home and shot at three people inside in 2012, pleaded guilty to single counts of home invasion and aggravated cruelty to an animal in Lake County court, officials said Tuesday. Kendrick Augillard, 36, of the 4200 block of Barberry Lane, faces between 24 and 48 years in prison when he is sentenced April 10.

  • Newly appointed imam aims to serve all people Jan 18, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Zion letter to the editor: It is unfortunate that Islam is a misunderstood religion. As a practicing Muslim living in America, I feel it is my responsibility to clear these misconceptions. To do so, I have dedicated my life for the service of God and mankind.

  • Judge to allow confession video in murder case Jan 9, 2014 6:12 PM
    The defense for a Mundelein man accused of murdering a Zion teen over the way he wore his hat was dealt a trio of defeats in Lake County court Thursday. Judge Daniel Shanes denied two motions and portions of a third filed on behalf of Jose Garcia, 19, of Mundelein, that claimed police lied and threatened the known gang member to force him to confess to the March 10 murder of Gabriel Gonzalez, 19, in Round Lake Beach.

  • 163 people brave snow, frigid water for Polar Bear Plunge in Waukegan Jan 2, 2014 5:31 AM
    The weather outside was frightful but the faces on people after they emerged from the freezing Lake Michigan water was so delightful Wednesday during the 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Waukegan Municipal Beach.

  • Beach Park man accused of 3 carjackings, death of 11-year-old Dec 25, 2013 7:43 PM
    The Beach Park man suspected of three carjackings in the Chicago area and causing the accident that killed an 11-year-old Chicago boy is in Milwaukee County Jail, awaiting extradition to Illinois, authorities said. “We were able to pin his car against the wall with two other cars, to make sure he wouldn’t flee,” said Ed Farrell, supervisory inspector with the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.

  • Zion man dies, woman critically injured in Mundelein crash Dec 23, 2013 10:52 PM
    A Zion man died Sunday night after a two-car collision in Mundelein, authorities said. Eric Ocampo, 34, was killed in the crash that also left a passenger in critical condition.

  • Lake County candidates list Dec 2, 2013 5:16 PM
    The filing period for the March 2014 primary election in Lake County closed Monday with a whimper. Of the 12 major partisan races that were included in the filing period, only four have two or more candidates.

  • FullScore Chamber Orchestra announces its Christmas concert Nov 26, 2013 1:17 PM
    FullScore Chamber Orchestra announces "The Light Has Come' - it's annual Christmas celebration concerts featuring the one-act opera "Amol and the Night Visitors" and holiday music of Manheim Steamroller.

  • North Chicago man charged in police chase, armed robberies Nov 17, 2013 6:10 PM
    A North Chicago man is in custody after fleeing from the scene of an armed robbery and leading police on a car chase through Waukegan, Zion and Winthrop Harbor Thursday, according to police. Waukegan police officers responded at 12:39 p.m. to an armed robbery alarm and a 911 call reporting an armed suspect had forced employees to a backroom and demanded cash at a Payday Loans store at 2510 Grand Avenue.

  • Bicyclist found dead in Beach Park Nov 6, 2013 3:53 PM
    A bicyclist found dead Nov. 3 near the Robert McClory bike path in Beach Park was identified Wednesday as Hector M. Escobar, 39, of Zion. Authorities say it appears Escobar lost control of his bicycle and crashed, suffering fatal injuries.

  • 15-year-old boy killed, 26-year-old woman wounded in Sunday morning shooting in Zion Oct 28, 2013 5:49 PM
    Zion police have identified the fatal shooting victim at a party early Sunday morning as a 15-year-old boy, authorities said Monday. Adarius Green, of the 3000 block of Gilead Avenue in Zion, was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Zion Police Chief Wayne Brooks said in a news release.

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Zion shooting Oct 27, 2013 4:41 PM
    A shooting at a party in Zion left one person dead and another injured early Sunday morning, police said. The Zion Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Gilboa Avenue at 12:54 a.m. Sunday for multiple reports of gun shots being fired.

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