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Judge denies pre-trial release for suspect accused in attack on officer during traffic stop in Hainesville

A judge denied pre-trial release for a suspect accused of attacking an officer by repeatedly punching him in the face while trying to flee a traffic stop in Hainesville. The incident happened around 9:40 p.m. Saturday at the 7-Eleven, 92 West Belvidere Road in Hainesville. A Round Lake Park police officer performed a traffic stop […]

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4-year-old boy from Zion dies after being found unresponsive in hotel pool in Glenview

A 4-year-old boy from Zion has died days after he was found unresponsive from a suspected drowning in a hotel pool in Glenview, authorities said. The Glenview Fire Department and Glenview Police Department responded around 9:26 p.m. Friday to the Renaissance Chicago Glenview Suites Hotel, 1400 Milwaukee Avenue in Glenview, for a report of a […]

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Retirement ceremony held for Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax as officials credit him for saving lives, tracking down suspects

Officials credited Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax with saving hundreds of lives and tracking down hundreds of offenders during his retirement ceremony Wednesday following a career-ending injury. Dax – a German Shepherd born in March 2014 in the Czech Republic – joined the sheriff’s office in the spring of 2015. He was 13 months old […]

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Concealed carry holder in Gurnee nearly mistakes students playing game with fake guns for actual threat

Police are warning the community after a concealed carry holder at a restaurant in Gurnee nearly mistook masked high schoolers with water guns for an actual threat. The Gurnee Police Department in a community alert Wednesday addressed incidents occurring nationwide and recently in the community associated with a game known as “Senior Assassins.” A group […]

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Waukegan man with 67 arrests charged with burglarizing bar, defecating ‘all over’ business in North Chicago

A Waukegan man, who has 67 arrests and seven pending criminal cases, was arrested after he burglarized a bar and defecated “all over” the business, prosecutors said. Ricky A. Hayes, 52, of Waukegan, was charged with burglary, a Class 2 felony. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Ayah Elfarra said the North Chicago Police Department responded […]