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Lake County (Illinois)

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  • Stolen credit card helps U.S. marshals nab suspect in deadly carjacking spree

    Stolen credit card helps U.S. marshals nab suspect in deadly carjacking spree
    The use of a stolen credit card in Milwaukee helped U.S. marshals nab a north suburban man who police say went on a weekend carjacking spree in Chicago and caused a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy.  Rockie Douglas, 34, was waiting for food at a...
  • Filling in the blanks is no way to fight for abortion rights

     
    I approve of what Terry Cosgrove says, but I will fight to the death against the way he says it. Pardon my corruption of Voltaire’s famous saying. It’s inspired by a new round of political attacks from Personal PAC, the......
  • Meet the commenters: 'Occam's Razor'

     
    Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: Occam's Razor Real name: Russ Gender: Male Age: 53 Occupation: Former structural engineer, turned full-time stay-at-home-dad (by choice), turned airline pilot Family info: Married for 29 years (we're thinking...
  • North Chicago police probe deaths of 2 children in family

    North Chicago police probe deaths of 2 children in family
    North Chicago police and the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the deaths of two young children from the same family within four months, police announced. Six-month-old Desire Thompson died on Dec. 28 last year and her half-brother,...
  • Pastor accused of having sex with minor faces 10 years in jail

    Pastor accused of having sex with minor faces 10 years in jail
    A former pastor of a northwest Indiana megachurch will likely serve at least 10 years in prison for taking a minor across state lines for sex. Jack Schaap, 54, of Dyer and Crete, says in his plea agreement with federal prosecutors that both he and...
  • The 84th Annual Lake County Fair: Pig wings, livestock and more

    The 84th Annual Lake County Fair: Pig wings, livestock and more
    On tonight's WGN News at Five, I'm taking my annual trip to the Lake County Fair in Grayslake. We sat in on a "pig wing" eating contest (pigs DO fly, apparently) and met a now-famous heifer in the livestock area. The fair is one of my favorite events to...
  • Lake Co. man arrested in child porn crackdown

    Lake Co. man arrested in child porn crackdown
    A Lake County man accused of downloading child pornography has been arrested as part of a statewide crackdown called “Operation Glass House” launched two years ago, Attorney Gen. Lisa Madigan announced today. David Wayne McMurray, 52, was...
  • 1 killed, 3 injured in accident on Tri-State Tollway in Lake County

    1 killed, 3 injured in accident on Tri-State Tollway in Lake County
    A 39-year-old man was pronounced dead this morning after he was involved in a three vehicle crash on the Tri-State Tollway this morning, Illinois State Police said. The accident happened at 6:47 a.m. on the Tri-StateTollway (I-294) at mile marker 24 3/4...
  • Exonerated man's ordeal ends: 'I am overwhelmed with joy'

    Exonerated man's ordeal ends: 'I am overwhelmed with joy'
    A wrongfully convicted man who spent 20 years in prison for rape and battery had a happy final day in court today as Lake County officially dropped the last charge in a case that dates back to 1986. "I don't even have any words. I am overwhelmed with...
  • Man cleared of charges in rape case after 26 years

    Man cleared of charges in rape case after 26 years
    The new prosecutor in Lake County is dropping battery charges against a man who spent 20 years in prison, after being wrongfully convicted of rape. After DNA evidence pointed away from  Bennie Starks,  he  was cleared of charges that he raped a 69-...
  • Study: Suburban shops main source of guns in Chicago crime

    Study: Suburban shops main source of guns in Chicago crime
    A new study on guns seized by Chicago police shows that suburban gun shops are a main source of guns used in crimes in the city. The research shows that some 29 percent of the guns recovered on Chicago’s streets between 2008 and the end of March...
  • Rare snakes get new home in Lake County

    Rare snakes get new home in Lake County
    Today is moving day for 18 smooth green snakes hatched and reared at Lincoln Park Zoo that are being relocated to a Lake County Forest Preserve. The tiny, jewel-colored snakes are listed as an Illinois Species in Greatest Need of Conservation, and...