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Lake County state’s attorney files petitions to detain murderers, sex offenders and certain domestic abusers currently in jail

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said they have filed petitions asking the court to order dozens of accused murderers, sex offenders and domestic batterers held detained once the SAFE-T Act goes into effect. The state’s attorney’s office said Wednesday that they had filed detention petitions against 46 defendants being held in the Lake County […]

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‘We must prioritize ending the gun violence:’ State’s attorney’s office announces coalition leading violence interrupter program

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced they have selected a coalition to manage the new gun violence interrupter program, which aims to reduce violence in Waukegan, Zion and North Chicago. The state’s attorney’s office said they selected the Coalition to Reduce Recidivism and Waukegan Township as the agency that will manage the Gun Violence […]

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‘Ending cash bail is going to make everyone safer’: Lake County state’s attorney discusses Illinois SAFE-T Act

Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said that the SAFE-T Act, which ends cash bail in Illinois on January 1, “is going to make everyone safer” but agreed that further changes are needed before the act goes into effect. Rinehart appeared on WGN Tuesday alongside Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser. The two prosecutors, who […]

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Former Waukegan cop held on $350,000 bond, pleads not guilty to murder of Marcellis Stinnette

A judge ordered a former Waukegan police officer held on a $350,000 bond for shooting and killing 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Dante Salinas, 39, of Gurnee, was charged by a grand jury with three counts of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two counts […]

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Former Waukegan police officer who shot and killed Marcellis Stinnette charged with second-degree murder

The former Waukegan police officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette has been charged with second-degree murder and also charged in a second case, court records show. Dante Salinas, 39, of Gurnee, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two counts of official misconduct. […]

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Police, state’s attorney hold town hall as Lake County experiences ‘extreme uptick’ in gun violence

Police chiefs, county officials and the state’s attorney held a town hall meeting to hear from passionate community members regarding gun violence in Lake County last week. The meeting, which was held Thursday evening at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago, was aimed at discussing countywide and community-based solutions. “We have to have an […]

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Prosecutors file first-degree murder charges against alleged gunman who killed 7, injured dozens in Highland Park mass shooting

Prosecutors have announced first-degree murder charges against the 21-year-old man who allegedly killed seven people and injured dozens of others in a mass shooting in Highland Park on the Fourth of July. Robert E. Crimo III, 21, of Highwood, was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder “for the killing spree that he has unleashed […]

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State’s attorney launches ‘violence interrupters’ to target gun violence in Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion

The Lake County state’s attorney announced a new initiative that aims to reduce gun violence in the Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion areas by hiring at least 10 “violence interrupters” that will provide services to the three Lake County communities. Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, along with other local and state officials, announced the […]