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Murder defendant’s family member accused of battering 2 family members of murder victim during court hearing in Waukegan

A family member of a murder defendant allegedly battered two family members of the murder victim during a sentencing hearing Wednesday at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan. The incident occurred in Courtroom T-611 at the Lake County Courthouse during the afternoon court call. A sentencing hearing was taking place for Jeffrey L. Donel, who […]

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90 days in jail for man who prosecutors said attempted to forcibly kidnap woman in North Chicago

The state’s attorney’s office is defending a plea deal for a man who was sentenced to 90 days in jail after prosecutors say he touched a child inappropriately and tried to kidnap a woman in North Chicago. Ivan C. Hernandez, 32, of North Chicago, was charged in November with attempted kidnapping, aggravated battery, unlawful restraint […]

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Bodycam video captures Waukegan police officer throwing handcuffed man to ground, injuring him

Body camera footage released Thursday shows a Waukegan police officer throwing a handcuffed man to the ground last month, leaving the suspect injured. Waukegan Police Officer Richard Tabisz was charged with two felony counts of official misconduct and two misdemeanor counts of battery. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 4:30 p.m. on December 14 to a […]

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‘Brazen behavior’: Crystal Lake man tackled by off-duty officer after allegedly robbing, injuring woman

A Crystal Lake man has been charged after prosecutors say he robbed a woman, leaving her injured, leading to an off-duty officer chasing and tackling him at a DuPage County grocery store. Maximus Herman, 21, of Crystal Lake, was charged with one count of robbery, a Class 2 felony, and one count of misdemeanor battery. […]

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Man charged with attempting to kidnap woman after allegedly trying to force her into vehicle in North Chicago

A 32-year-old man has been arrested after prosecutors say he touched a child inappropriately and then tried to kidnap a woman who was walking on a sidewalk in North Chicago. Ivan C. Hernandez, 32, of North Chicago, was charged with attempted kidnapping, aggravated battery and battery. The North Chicago Police Department responded last Monday to […]

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2 men wanted after allegedly attacking victim attending gathering near Mundelein before firing shots

Sheriff’s officials say two men allegedly attacked a man at a gathering near Mundelein and one of the suspects fired a gun after pointing it at the victim’s relative. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:50 p.m. on September 23 to a residence in the 18900 block of West Oak Avenue in unincorporated Mundelein for […]

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Judge denies pre-trial release for man charged after child robbed by armed suspect during sale meetup in Vernon Hills

A judge denied pre-trial release for a Grayslake man accused of participating in an armed robbery where a child was grabbed and robbed during a Facebook Marketplace exchange in Vernon Hills. Samuel Davis, 30, of Grayslake, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, possession of a defaced firearm and battery. The Vernon Hills Police Department responded […]

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Getaway driver sentenced to 13 years in prison for gas station robbery, shooting that left clerk injured in Marengo

A getaway driver charged in connection with the shooting, beating and robbery of a gas station clerk in Marengo has been sentenced by a judge to 13 years in prison. Gregory Garner Jr., 29, of Chicago, was charged in September 2021 with armed robbery, armed violence, aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm, burglary and […]