| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:08 PM
The people, mostly from the partnering Lincoln Park Zoo and Lake County Forest Preserve District, were scientists, public-relations specialists, photojournalists, even an intern, all of them, at times, watching the reptiles like hawks, though with the...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:54 PM
Police in Lake County want to talk to people inside a white pickup truck seen in the area where a horse was shot between the eyes.
The body of Lady May Z was found in a farm pasture near Lowell, Ind., Tuesday night.
She was supposed to race the next day...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:54 AM
Divers returned to West Loon Lake in Antioch this morning to search for a 62-year-old man who jumped into the lake as he and another man were boating, officials said.
The missing man was with a 69-year-old man on a pontoon boat Thursday afternoon when...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:01 AM
A Joliet toddler swimming in a family pool and a northwest Indiana teen reveling in Lake Michigan are the latest victims in a spate of summer drownings that has doctors concerned.
Ten children have drowned in the metro since June 14, according to data...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 6:43 AM
A 39-year-old Volo man died Friday night in a snowmobile accident in Wauconda.
The man hit a cable gate just east of the intersection of Fairfield Road and West Lake Fairfield Lane (north of Gossel Road) in Wauconda about 9:50 p.m. on Friday, according...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Jereme Richmond, the Waukegan basketball phenom whose rise was derailed by college struggles and a criminal case, received 18 months of probation today after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon, his attorney said.
The Lake County court...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 9:07 AM
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,...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:49 AM
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...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:22 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 2:37 PM
A submarine under construction will be named the USS Illinois, the Secretary of the Navy announced today.
One of five Virginia-class attack submarines being built in Newport News, Va., the USS Illinois would be the second ship named after the state,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 8:14 PM
A truck-car crash tonight on the Tri-State tollway near the Wisconsin state line left one person dead, authorities said.
The crash also closed the northbound lanes of the tollway for a little while just before 8 p.m. near the mile marker 1, just south of...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 5:37 AM
Longtime Arlington Park horse jockey Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr. was found dead in a garage fire in Long Grove, according to his family.
Lake County authorities said the body was burned beyond recognition and declined to confirm the victim's identity...