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No charges filed yet as coroner conducting ‘expanded’ toxicology testing on missing woman found dead in Waukegan

No charges have been filed yet as the coroner’s office is conducting extensive toxicology testing on Bianca Haas, the 22-year-old missing woman whose body was found decomposing in a Waukegan apartment. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 1 p.m. on July 28 to the 100 block of Drew Lane in Waukegan for a report of […]

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1 injured after inexperienced driver causes boat crash on Lake Marie near Antioch

A woman was injured after police say an inexperienced driver operating a boat caused the boat to go partially airborne after striking a pier on Lake Marie near Antioch. The Antioch Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 10:40 a.m. Thursday to the 41100 block of North Elime Road in unincorporated Antioch […]

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Firefighters, police locate woman in Lake Michigan near Waukegan day after she went missing

Firefighters and police officers searching for a missing woman found the woman alive in Lake Michigan near Waukegan over 24 hours after she went missing, authorities said. The family of a 57-year-old woman filed a missing person report with the North Chicago Police Department on August 2. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip told Lake […]

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Algonquin teen charged with driving under influence, causing crash that killed man in Barrington Hills

Police say a 17-year-old Algonquin boy was driving under the influence and using an electronic device during a crash that killed a 26-year-old man in Barrington Hills. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was charged in a juvenile petition with aggravated driving under the influence, reckless homicide and aggravated […]

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Man accused of swinging pipe, throwing traffic cone at officers before resisting arrest in Park City

Prosecutors say that a Waukegan man threw food at a random person, swung a pipe and threw a traffic cone at police officers, before a struggle that left an officer injured in Park City. Porfirio Vazquez-Diaz, 34, of Waukegan, was charged with assault, resisting a peace officer, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. Lake […]