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New task force with local, federal prosecutors and FBI aims to combat human trafficking in Lake County

A new task force aimed at fighting human trafficking in Lake County was announced Wednesday and will consist of law enforcement, local and federal prosecutors and victim service providers. The Lake County Human Trafficking Task Force will be directed by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. The task force, which will aim to curb sex […]

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‘Many twists and turns’: Waukegan attorney Barry Boches remains missing as 2-year mark nears in his disappearance

Waukegan attorney Barry Boches, who disappeared in early 2020, remains missing nearly two years later as new details are made public in the case, which has taken “many twists and turns.” Boches, who was 65 years old when he went missing, resided in the 41600 block of North Pedersen Drive South in unincorporated Antioch. He […]

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Mother charged with killing son Damari Perry hospitalized, delaying her initial court appearance

Officials say the North Chicago woman charged with killing her son, 6-year-old Damari Perry, is in the hospital, causing her initial bond hearing appearance to be delayed. Jannie M. Perry, 38, of North Chicago, was charged with first-degree murder, concealment of a homicidal death and obstructing justice. The charges against the woman are for the […]

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Prosecutor says mother, sibling of Damari Perry ‘punished’ child in cold shower, leading to his death

Prosecutors say the mother charged with killing her 6-year-old Damari Perry “punished” the boy with the help of a sibling and kept him in a cold shower for an extended period before he died at their North Chicago home. Damari Perry, 6, of North Chicago, was reported missing around 5 p.m. Wednesday. His body was […]

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Mother charged with murdering 6-year-old North Chicago boy; siblings charged with hiding body

Prosecutors have charged a mother with killing her 6-year-old boy in North Chicago and falsely reporting him missing. The boy’s two siblings have been charged with helping conceal the body. Damari Perry, 6, of North Chicago, was reported missing around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Perry’s body was found late Friday night. North Chicago Police Chief Lazaro […]

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3 family members in custody after missing 6-year-old North Chicago boy found dead in Indiana, police say

Police say three family members are in custody after 6-year-old Damari Perry, who went missing from North Chicago several days ago, was found dead in Indiana. Damari L. Perry, 6, was reported missing around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the North Chicago Police Department. Multiple sources reported Friday evening that Perry had been found dead […]

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Missing 6-year-old North Chicago boy found dead; death believed to be homicide

A 6-year-old North Chicago boy who went missing several days ago has been found dead, according to a report. His death is believed to be a homicide. Damari L. Perry, 6, was reported missing around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the North Chicago Police Department. WGN News, citing police sources, reported Friday evening that Perry […]