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Lake County (Illinois)

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  • 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...
  • Lake man's unusual hobby: chronicling gravesites

    Lake man's unusual hobby: chronicling gravesites
    Forget golf, bridge or shuffleboard. Jim Woodruff's hobby is dead people. Woodruff, 74, spends his retirement wandering through the fields of the departed armed with a camera, a clipboard and chalk. He records the names of the dead and the year they...
  • 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...
  • Youths make case against smoking in public parks

    Youths make case against smoking in public parks
    Even in the great outdoors, tobacco use hurts nonsmokers. Inhaling secondhand smoke can trigger asthma and breathing difficulties inside or outside. Beyond that, many people don't realize that discarded cigarette butts contain nonbiodegradable plastics...
  • 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"...
  • Anti-gambling group urges Quinn to veto casino expansion

    Anti-gambling group urges Quinn to veto casino expansion
    Gambling opponents today called for Illinois to ban casino interests from making political campaign contributions and for Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a pending casino expansion bill. Common Cause, a government watchdog organization, released a report saying...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Illini Richmond pleads guilty to gun charge, gets probation

    Ex-Illini Richmond pleads guilty to gun charge, gets probation
    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...
  • Lake County-run nursing homes becoming a luxury

    Lake County-run nursing homes becoming a luxury
    For seven years Monica Behnke has lived in Winchester House, one of the few government-run nursing homes left in Illinois. Its operations are mostly funded by Medicaid, with the taxpayers of Lake County making up the difference. Behnke, 79, a former...
  • Public housing going smoke-free

    Public housing going smoke-free
    Betty A. Smith had become accustomed to holding a tissue over her mouth to combat the secondhand smoke that would infiltrate her apartment. After years of raising concerns, the 83-year-old lung cancer survivor and former smoker has literally found...
  • Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying

    Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying
    Ending nearly 20 years in custody, Juan Rivera walked out of prison today hours after authorities said they will not challenge an appellate court’s reversal of his murder conviction in the 1992 slaying of 11-year-old babysitter Holly Staker....