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Sheriff’s deputies arrest armed man who took woman’s vehicle, leading to 2-hour standoff in Zion

Sheriff’s deputies successfully deescalated a two-hour standoff with an armed man in Zion after he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman and took her car near Grayslake. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday to the 18600 block of West Wright Road in unincorporated Grayslake for a report of an aggravated […]

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Coroner rules Damari Perry’s death a homicide, says boy was found naked wrapped in bag

The coroner’s office has ruled 6-year-old Damari Perry’s death a homicide and said the boy had bruises and burns on his body. His cause of death was hypothermia. The Lake County, Indiana Coroner’s Office released the information Tuesday following a Monday autopsy. Damari had “scattered ecchymosis on the right leg, extremely cold core temperature, and […]

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‘A failed system’: State rep from Fox Lake calls for investigation into DCFS following death of Damari Perry

Illinois State Representative Tom Weber, based in Fox Lake, has called for an investigation into DCFS policies, laws and leadership following the death of 6-year-old Damari Perry. “The stories of incompetence from DCFS are sadly ever present; the improper removal of well-cared for children like baby girl Bougher, the deaths of AJ Freund and Damari […]

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DCFS investigated report of neglect, abuse involving 6-year-old Damari Perry months before his death

Damari Perry, the North Chicago boy found murdered allegedly by his mother, was placed into foster care with his siblings when he was born, according to DCFS, who said they investigated a report of abuse months before his death. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had taken four children into custody from Jannie […]

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Authorities release identity of Mundelein man killed after being run over by 2 cars

Authorities have identified a 42-year-old man who died after he reportedly laid down in the roadway and was struck by two vehicles near Mundelein Sunday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 10:50 p.m. Sunday to Route 60-83 and Taylor Lake Court in unincorporated Mundelein. Lake County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Mother charged with killing son Damari Perry hospitalized, delaying her initial court appearance

Officials say the North Chicago woman charged with killing her son, 6-year-old Damari Perry, is in the hospital, causing her initial bond hearing appearance to be delayed. Jannie M. Perry, 38, of North Chicago, was charged with first-degree murder, concealment of a homicidal death and obstructing justice. The charges against the woman are for the […]

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Man dies after laying down in roadway, being run over by 2 vehicles near Mundelein

A 42-year-old man who laid down in the roadway was struck by two vehicles and killed Sunday evening near Mundelein, police said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 10:50 p.m. Sunday to Route 60-83 and Taylor Lake Court in unincorporated Mundelein. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli […]