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Woman charged in Lake County with stealing nearly $250K in unclaimed property from 4 victims

The Illinois Attorney General says a woman has been charged in Lake County with stealing nearly $250,000 in unclaimed property from four victims by filing fraudulent claims with the state treasurer. Maria Michaud, 37, of Berwyn, was arraigned on the felony charges in Lake County Circuit Court on Thursday. She was charged with two counts […]

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Attorney general issues warning to Illinois residents about text message scam involving I-PASS

The attorney general is warning Illinois residents about a scam involving unsolicited text messages targeting I-PASS customers into sharing personal and financial information. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Friday said in a statement that his office has taken reports from consumers who received scam text messages. The messages claim the recipients owe money to […]

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Round Lake man accused of orchestrating online puppy scam following state, federal investigation

A Round Lake man is facing over a dozen felonies after authorities say he orchestrated an internet scam by advertising puppies for sale and scamming victims out of money. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul charged Mondum Hycenth, 41, of Round Lake, with 16 felonies in Lake County Circuit Court. Hycenth was charged with theft, wire fraud, […]

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All members of video gaming burglary crew that stole $400K from businesses in Chicagoland area sentenced

All six members of a crew who stole approximately $400,000 during burglaries targeting video gaming machines in Lake and McHenry counties and surrounding counties have been sentenced. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Friday that Syed Zaidi, 42, of Romeoville, Illinois, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class 2 felony. Lee County Circuit Court Judge Theresa […]

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Lake County begins to spend multi-million dollar portion of nationwide settlement to combat opioid crisis

County officials say they have begun authorizing the spending of millions of dollars of funding to combat the opioid epidemic in Lake County after drug company lawsuit settlements are distributed. The Lake County Board during a board meeting earlier this month authorized the spending of more than $1.5 million the county has received so far. […]

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2 Waukegan men charged with gunrunning for allegedly selling at least 16 guns and drugs in Lake, Cook counties

The attorney general has charged two Waukegan men with gunrunning for allegedly selling at least 16 guns, some of which were stolen, this summer in Lake and Cook counties. Cesar Morales, 25, of Waukegan, was charged with three counts of gunrunning, unlawful sale or delivery of firearms, three counts of armed violence and two counts […]

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Members of video gaming burglary crew that stole $400K from businesses in Chicagoland area sentenced to prison

Members of a crew who stole approximately $400,000 during burglaries targeting video gaming machines in Lake and McHenry counties and surrounding counties have been sentenced to prison. Lucas Bailey, 41, of Wilmington, was sentenced to three years in prison in Lake County Circuit Court after pleading guilty in June to one count of burglary, a […]

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Illinois attorney general investigation shows Catholic clergy sexual abuse far more common than church admitted

(The Center Square) – An investigation by the Illinois Attorney General’s office found that 451 Catholic clergy sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period in Illinois, more than four times the number the church acknowledged. When the Illinois Attorney General’s office began an investigation into Illinois’ Catholic dioceses in 2018, the church publicly […]

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‘Absolutely reprehensible crime:’ McHenry man sentenced to 10 years in prison for reproducing child pornography

A judge has sentenced a McHenry man to 10 years in prison for reproducing child pornography in what the Illinois attorney general called an “absolutely reprehensible crime.” David P. Stone, 31, of McHenry, was charged in October 2020 with 10 counts of reproducing child pornography, a Class X felony. A grand jury later indicted him […]