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Former employee sentenced to probation for stealing $230K from Ravinia Festival Association in Highland Park

A woman has been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay $230,000 that she stole while working for the Ravinia Festival Association in Highland Park. Michelle Bringham, 39, of Glenview, was charged in August with two counts of theft over $100,000 and one count of forgery. Bringham worked for the Ravinia Festival Association, which is […]

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Lake County-based Discover to be acquired by Capital One in massive $35 billion deal

Discover, the credit card giant headquartered in Lake County, announced Monday they are being purchased by Capital One for over $35 billion. Capital One Financial and Discover Financial Services, based in Riverwoods, entered into an agreement under which Capital One will acquire Discover in an all-stock transaction valued at $35.3 billion. “From Capital One’s founding […]

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Detention hearing delayed for woman accused of human trafficking 4 victims in Highland Park

A detention hearing has been delayed for a woman arrested after law enforcement rescued four human trafficking victims, including two children, in Highland Park. The Highland Park Police Department received a tip in late January regarding potential human trafficking occurring at a residence in the 500 block of Onwentsia Avenue in Highland Park. An initial […]

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Gurnee police canines Hawk and Leo receive body armor donations from non-profit organization

Gurnee Police Department canines Hawk and Leo have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a donation from a non-profit organization sponsored by a private donor. The vests were donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Leah Beale.” Leah A. Beale, who is […]

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Man accused of attacking girlfriend, leaving her bloodied in conservation area near Cary

A man has been ordered detained pending trial after officers arrested him for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, leaving them both bloodied, in a conservation area near Cary. Trinidad J. Fernandez, 25, of Cary, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of domestic battery and one count of resisting a peace officer. A […]