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  • Zion murder suspect sentenced to death in Virginia Apr 24, 2014 4:48 PM
    An ex-Marine suspected of killing two Zion girls was sentenced to death Thursday in Virginia for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years.

  • Slain Zion girl's grandfather testifies in death penalty case Apr 23, 2014 12:41 PM
    A grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a Zion park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for his life in Virginia for another killing.

  • Police: Zion man had child pornography Apr 14, 2014 4:17 PM
    A Zion man has been seized on child pornograhy charges, according to the Lake County sheriff's office.

  • Man accused of Zion murders convicted in Virginia Apr 8, 2014 5:47 PM
    A former Marine accused in Illinois of killing two young Zion girls in 2005 was convicted in Virginia Tuesday of first-degree murder in a 2009 slaying of a fellow service member.

  • Attorney wants jury bused to crime scene Apr 7, 2014 4:13 PM
    The defense attorney for a Round Lake Park man charged in the murder of a Zion teen made a formal request to allow jurors to visit the crime scene to give them a better view of where the killing took place.

  • Defense scores court victory in Round Lake Beach shooting Apr 4, 2014 4:57 PM
    A Round Lake Park man charged in the murder of a Zion teen in a parking lot shooting scored a victory in court Thursday. Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes ruled the attorney for Jose Rebollar-Vergara will be allowed to introduce police interrogation testimony of a co-defendant who admitted to shooting and killing Gabriel Gonzalez, 18, last year.

  • Lake County Housing Authority opens waiting list for Public Housing Apr 2, 2014 12:21 PM
    The Lake County Housing Authority has opened its waiting list for Public Housing scattered sites for the first time in more than four years.

  • 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.

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