| Jul 5, 2011
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...
| Mar 23, 2012
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"...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 12:17 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2011
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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 5:40 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 5:53 AM
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...
| Jul 13, 2010
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...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:04 PM
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.
| Jan 7, 2012
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...