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Grand jury charges driver with attempted murder for allegedly intentionally crashing into police car, injuring officer in Round Lake

A grand jury has upgraded charges to attempted murder for a man accused of intentionally crashing his SUV into a police car, leaving the officer “very seriously” injured in Round Lake. Round Lake Police Chief David Prus said a Round Lake police officer was traveling northbound on Cedar Lake Road approaching Washington Street in Round […]

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Man accused of shoving child because of spilled food, breaking second child’s jaw in Island Lake

Prosecutors say a man shoved a child because they spilled food on the ground, broke a second child’s jaw and then pushed a woman who tried calming him down in Island Lake. Ricardo M. Garcia, 32, of Island Lake, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and domestic battery. Lake […]

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‘Unprovoked and brutal’: Judge finds man guilty of attempted murder for repeatedly stabbing passenger on bus in Vernon Hills

A judge has found a man guilty of attempted murder after he stabbed a fellow passenger multiple times on a Pace bus in Vernon Hills, leaving the victim severely injured. Errol O. Shakes, 53, who is homeless, was charged in October 2021 with attempted murder, a Class X felony, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, […]

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Judge denies pre-trial release for drunk driver accused of intentionally crashing into police car, seriously injuring officer in Round Lake

A judge has denied pre-trial release for a man accused of intentionally crashing his SUV into a police car, leaving the officer very seriously injured, in Round Lake. Round Lake Police Chief David Prus said a Round Lake police officer was traveling northbound on Cedar Lake Road approaching Washington Street in Round Lake around 4 […]

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Police officer seriously injured after driver accused of intentionally crashing into squad car in Round Lake

A man is facing felony charges after officials say he intentionally crashed his SUV into a police car, leaving the officer “very” seriously injured, in Round Lake Wednesday afternoon. Round Lake Police Chief David Prus said a Round Lake police officer was traveling northbound on Cedar Lake Road approaching Washington Street in Round Lake around […]

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Man charged in violent, unprovoked attack on two Metra employees at train station in Waukegan

Prosecutors say a man committed an unprovoked violent attack on a Metra conductor and then repeatedly punched a second Metra conductor who tried coming to the aid of the first in Waukegan. Jonathan Raygoza, 28, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, two counts of aggravated assault on a transit employee, […]

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Man taken into custody after being wanted in home invasion that left woman seriously injured in Lake Barrington

A man wanted in a home invasion has been arrested after authorities say he forced entry to a residence and attacked an elderly family member, leaving them hospitalized, in Lake Barrington. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced earlier this month that they were searching for Robert R. Skoglund, 35, of Danville. Skoglund arrived at an […]