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Police arrest Waukegan man allegedly involved in fake kidnapping report in Antioch

A man, who had multiple warrants, was arrested after police say he was involved in an attempted scheme where someone tried to extort money by faking a kidnapping in Antioch. The Antioch Police Department was notified around 9 p.m. Wednesday about a possible kidnapping of an adult female. Village of Antioch Communication Specialist Jim Moran […]

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Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group seized $3 million worth of drugs and made over 50 arrests in 2021

The Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group seized over $3 million worth of drugs and made over 50 arrests in 2021, state police announced. The state’s nine metropolitan enforcement groups (MEGs) cover 20 counties and have seized illegal drugs valued at approximately $71 million in 2021, the Illinois State Police said. The Illinois State Police MEGs […]

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Zion man sentenced to 5 years on federal charges for transporting cocaine across state lines

A Zion man was sentenced to five years in prison on federal charges that he transported cocaine and a large amount of drug money across state lines, prosecutors said. Andre Neal, 44, of Zion, was charged in United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana with one count of interstate travel in aid […]

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Judge sentences Crystal Lake man to more than 6 years in prison for selling fentanyl

A judge sentenced a Crystal Lake man, who was already on parole, to more than six years in prison for selling fentanyl to another person last July. Paul S. Benzinger, 33, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance on Tuesday. […]

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2 arrested after officers find $10K cash, drugs and guns during traffic stop in North Chicago

Police arrested two men after they recovered a fully automatic gun, drugs and over $10,000 in cash during a traffic stop in North Chicago over the weekend. Officers with the North Chicago Police Department spotted two men getting into a silver Nissan Sentra around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Officers recognized one of the two men who […]

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Lake Barrington man gets 6 years in prison for possessing tabs of acid in Crystal Lake

A Lake Barrington man was sentenced to six years in prison for possessing nearly 70 tabs of LSD in Crystal Lake in 2019, prosecutors said. Griffin C. Newcomb, 22, of the 100 block of Buoy Court in Lake Barrington, was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver LSD, unlawful possession of LSD, unlawful possession […]