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Scammers targeting Lake County residents by impersonating sheriff’s office, officials warn

Authorities are warning that scammers have recently been targeting Lake County residents by claiming to be with the sheriff’s office and telling callers they have a warrant. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and 19th Judicial Circuit Court said in a joint statement Wednesday that the scam involves con artists calling residents and introducing themselves as […]

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Lake County courts to resume pre-pandemic operations after more than 2 years

After more than two years of operating at reduced capacity, Lake County courts will resume pre-pandemic court operations later this month, county officials said. Chief Judge Mark L. Levitt recently conferred with the Lake County Health Department regarding social distancing and the current local conditions concerning COVID-19, according to a statement from the 19th Judicial […]

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Lake County Circuit Court to begin distributing funds to programs for crime victims

The 19th Judicial Circuit Court will begin distributing money collected by probation fees to victims’ services programs in Lake County. In August 2021, the 19th Judicial Circuit Court created the Crime Victims’ Services Fund Committee. The committee is comprised of judges, probation employees and court staff and gives money to victims’ services programs in Lake […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers pretending to be government officials

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that phone scammers are targeting Lake County residents by using names of actual sheriff’s office employees and court judges in a new scam. The scam involves con artists calling Lake County residents and introducing themselves as a member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The scammers use an actual […]