Articles filed under Zion

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  • Slain 5-month-old Zion boy recalled at prayer vigil Aug 21, 2014 11:24 PM
    Joshua Summeries was remembered in a prayer vigil outside his Zion home Thursday night, exactly one year since the 5-month-old boy was killed by his mother’s boyfriend. Police, Zion residents and others banded together after he initially was reported to be kidnapped. “In his short life, there are things we can be grateful for,” said Pastor Mike McDowell of Christ Community Church in Zion. “One of the things I think of is, it brought our community together. Our community came out in large numbers, concerned and looking for the child."

  • N. Chicago man captured after abduction of Zion children Aug 15, 2014 5:37 PM
    A North Chicago man accused of abducting his two children early Thursday morning, triggering an Amber Alert, was captured and is in jail, the Lake County state’s attorney’s office said.

  • Beach Park woman pleads guilty to child endangerment in son’s death Aug 11, 2014 2:32 PM
    A Beach Park woman whose infant son was killed by the baby’s father was sentenced to pay $1,326 in court fines Monday after she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of child endangerment in Lake County court.

  • Lake County man charged with striking police dog Jul 24, 2014 4:28 PM
    A 30-year-old Lake County man faces multiple charges after authorities say he struck a Waukegan Police K-9 and struggled with its handler earlier this week while trying to avoid arrest in connection with a domestic altercation.

  • Man charged with shooting at Round Lake Beach home Jul 22, 2014 4:00 PM
    A Waukegan man is being held in Lake County jail on $100,000 bail on allegations he shot at a Round Lake Beach house just after midnight Saturday, authorities said.

  • Zion man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend's baby Jul 8, 2014 2:30 PM
    A Zion man pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to one count of first-degree murder for killing his girlfriend's baby. Demetries Thorpe, 27, will be sentenced up to 35 years in prison for the murder of Joshua Summeries. Thorpe placed the baby in a dumpster after Aug. 21 murder, authorities said. The body was never recovered.

  • Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic in Zion on July 12 Jul 2, 2014 11:04 AM
    The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center's Animal Care and Control Program is offering a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 12 in Zion.

  • Zion teen pleads guilty to killing infant son Jul 1, 2014 5:54 PM
    A Zion man will spend 20 to 30 years in prison for killing his 5-month-old son in February 2013. Victor Salinas-Corona, 18, pleaded guilty to the murder of Aiden Salinas. Sentencing is Aug. 14.

  • Lake County pet vaccination Jun 30, 2014 4:59 PM
    Pet owners can take their animals to the Zion Park District at Bethel Boulevard and 27th Street for a vaccination on Saturday, July 12.

  • One person shot, three police officers injured in Zion Jun 4, 2014 12:32 PM
    Three police officers were injured and a suspect was shot during a traffic stop in Zion, authorities said. Charges are pending against the unidentified suspect, who is hospitalized after he was shot once by police Tuesday while try to flee the scene. The police officers were treated and released.

  • Lake County prosecutors go after ex-Marine on death row Jun 3, 2014 4:25 PM
    Prosecutors in Lake County are determined to bring a former Marine back to his home state to stand trial in the slayings of two young girls in Zion even though he’s already facing the death penalty in a federal case in Virginia.

  • Suspect in Zion murders sentenced to death in Virginia May 30, 2014 7:24 PM
    An ex-Marine on Friday was sentenced to death for the 2009 murder of a sailor at a barracks in northern Virginia. The sentencing of Jorge Torrez, 25, of Zion was a formality. A jury last month decided unanimously to impose the death penalty.

  • Zion man sentenced to 40 years in prison for Gurnee standoff May 5, 2014 7:18 PM
    Kendrick Augillard, 36, of Zion was sentenced to 40 years in prison after an emotional hearing in front of Lake County Judge Mark Levitt about how he broke into his ex-girlfriend's Gurnee home in 2012 and fired gunshots through a bathroom door. He will be eligible for parole after serving 20 of those years.

  • Route 131 work to start Monday May 1, 2014 5:16 PM
    Weather permitting, an intersection improvement project on Route 131/Green Bay Road from Route 173 to Russell Road in Zion, will begin Monday, May 5.

  • Zion man accused of molesting girls, having child porn Apr 29, 2014 3:06 PM
    A Zion man has been charged with molesting two girls and of possessing child pornography, according to the Lake County sheriff's office.

  • Walk/run to break cycle of domestic violence Apr 28, 2014 12:29 PM
    A Safe Place Invites is seeking participants for its second EmpoweRun 5K Run/Walk to help in the fight against domestic violence.

  • 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.

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