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Former Lake County correctional officer arrested for having sexual contact with an inmate

A former Lake County correctional officer was arrested and charged after an investigation showed she had sexual contact with an inmate in December, officials said. Elizabeth A. Blomstrand, 40, of the 100 block of Knobb Hill Lane in Gurnee, was charged with two counts of custodial sexual misconduct and two counts of official misconduct. In […]

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Video shows Lake County Jail correctional officers save man who tried jumping over railing

Newly released video shows two correctional officers spring into action and save an inmate who tried harming himself by jumping over a railing at the Lake County Jail. Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said the incident happened around 12 p.m. Monday. Correctional Officers Garrett Parsell and Matthew Bellavia were escorting a 28-year-old […]