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Lake County (Illinois)

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Top Lake County (Illinois) Articles

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  • 3 other county nursing homes standing pat

    In 2000, Illinois had 32 government-run nursing homes. That number now stands at 25, and might drop again if Lake County privatizes the management of Winchester House. Other county-owned facilities in the Chicago area, though, say they have no plans to...
  • Lindenhurst: How green is their village

    Lindenhurst: How green is their village
    The country cousin to Lake County's more affluent suburbs, Lindenhurst is a village nestled among the lakes, forest preserves and parks that its residents cherish. Except for the families who farmed this area for generations, people settled in "Lindy"...
  • Report: Officials behind false confessions are now police trainers

    Report: Officials behind false confessions are now police trainers
    Two former high-ranking law enforcement officers in Lake County, Illinois are now teaching police to be "lead homicide investigators," even though both men have been called out for questionable interrogation tactics. In 1992, Former Waukegan police...
  • Roll back proposed toll hike, Tollway director says

    Roll back proposed toll hike, Tollway director says
    The Illinois Tollway should scale back its proposed 35-cent increase in tolls to a more modest 15-cent increase, tollway Director Bill Morris said today. The tollway has a balanced budget and enough projected cash flow within its current rate structure...
  • Proposed toll hike drawing crowds, prompting rift at agency

    Proposed toll hike drawing crowds, prompting rift at agency
    The Illinois Tollway's proposal to nearly double tolls has attracted standing-room-only crowds at public hearings and prompted a show of force by labor unions, contractors and engineers, many of whom stand to benefit from the agency's $12 billion...
  • Man killed, daughter injured in Lake County motorcycle accident

    Man killed, daughter injured in Lake County motorcycle accident
    A Lake Villa man was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured when their motorcycle collided with a car in Lake County on Saturday evening, authorities said. Justin McBride, 29, was driving his motorcyle north on Illinois Route 59 with his...
  • One cozy casino deal

    One cozy casino deal
    A little-known hamlet of mobile homes tucked away in Lake County seems an unlikely location for a bustling new casino, one piece in a massive gambling expansion approved by Illinois lawmakers. Park City has just about 7,500 residents, virtually no...
  • Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?

    Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?
    Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband. After quarreling with her husband and...
  • State Appellate Court overturns conviction in 1992 Lake County murder

    State Appellate Court overturns conviction in 1992 Lake County murder
    In taking the rare step of throwing out Juan Rivera's rape and murder conviction and barring prosecutors from taking him to trial again, the Illinois Appellate Court delivered a stinging rebuke to the Lake County criminal justice system, which has come...
  • Appeal follows 3 guilty verdicts

    Lawyers filed a request Monday to appeal the case of Juan Rivera , who was convicted three times in the 1992 murder and rape of an 11-year-old baby sitter in Waukegan. After his third trial, Rivera was sentenced in May 2009 to life in prison, despite...
  • Judge again faces DUI charge after dismissal is reversed

    Judge again faces DUI charge after dismissal is reversed
    The drunken-driving case against Lake County’s former Chief Judge David Hall will return to trial court, but prosecutors will not be able to use blood evidence obtained during his hospitalization after the arrest, an appellate court has ruled. Hall...
  • Rivera released after nearly 20 years in prison

    Rivera released after nearly 20 years in prison
    Nearly 20 years after he was imprisoned, Juan Rivera walked out of Stateville Correctional Center and into a throng of jubilant family members Friday evening after he was exonerated in the murder of a Waukegan baby sitter. His release came less than...