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Investigators raid Waukegan City Hall as part of criminal investigation into multiple crimes

Multiple investigators executed a search warrant at the Waukegan City Hall Thursday morning into an investigation involving multiple crimes. The Illinois State Police obtained the warrant Thursday morning in Lake County Circuit Court. A judge signed off on the search warrant for the city hall, located at 100 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in […]

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Waukegan alderman charged with dozens of felonies after official misconduct investigation

Roudell Kirkwood, the alderman of Waukegan’s 4th Ward, has been charged with dozens of felonies after court documents say he fraudulently obtained a gaming license for his businesses, profiting over $100,000. Kirkwood, 68, of Waukegan, was charged with 26 counts of forgery, a Class 3 felony; two counts of wire fraud, a Class 3 felony; […]

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Former executive director of Grayslake Chamber of Commerce faces federal charges for allegedly stealing $300K

A Round Lake Beach woman, who is the former executive director of the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, was indicted by the feds for allegedly stealing at least $300,000 in funds belonging to the chamber. Karen Christian-Smith, 56, of Round Lake Beach, was indicted Wednesday on six counts of wire fraud. Christian-Smith served as the executive […]

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Office manager charged with stealing over $25,000 from business near Lake Villa

An office manager at a business near Lake Villa has been charged with money laundering and continuing a financial crime enterprise after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the business, police said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after taking a financial crime report last year, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy […]

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State attorney general urges families in Illinois to be on lookout for scams related to baby formula shortage

The state’s attorney general is urging residents in Illinois to be vigilant for scammers trying to exploit families who are struggling to find baby formula during the national shortage. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Friday that the baby formula shortage continues to impact families across Illinois. “On top of the stress of locating formula, […]