| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:08 AM
A community gathered at a Southwest Side elementary school Monday to mourn the death of an 11-year-old student with thick glasses and a fondness for Flamin' Hot Cheetos as police pressed on with their search for the man they believe caused the crash...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
A suspect in a string of weekend carjackings, including one that ended in a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy, was arrested this morning after U.S. marshals in SUVs pinned him in at a McDonald's drive-thru in Milwaukee, authorities said.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
| Jul 28, 2013
During an interrogation that stretched for more than 24 hours, James Edwards confessed to three murders, Waukegan detectives said, enough to make him a serial killer.
He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in two of the slayings — the...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:33 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:59 PM
A five vehicle accident that involved two semi-trucks tied up traffic for nearly three hours this afternoon on northbound Interstate 94 in Lake County.
The accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes near milemarker 2.25 in Lake...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:26 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:13 AM
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-...
| 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,...