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Jury finds staff member not guilty after being accused of battering 5-year-old at Big Hollow School in Ingleside

A jury found a paraprofessional, who has since been terminated, not guilty after she was accused of grabbing and pulling a five-year-old student numerous times at Big Hollow School in Ingleside. Monika Bruchert, 44, of Round Lake Beach, was charged in May with three counts of battery, a Class A misdemeanor. The Lake County Sheriff’s […]

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Appeals court reverses conviction for Park City woman sentenced to 8 years in son’s death for failing to give him proper medical care

A court has reversed the conviction of a Park City mother sentenced to eight years for contributing to her 11-year-old son’s death by failing to give him proper medical care after his heart transplant. Jennifer B. Stroud, 42, of Park City, was charged with involuntary manslaughter of a family member and two counts of child […]

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Man found guilty of trying to sexual assault former co-worker sleeping in her apartment in Woodstock

A jury convicted a man who prosecutors said attempted to sexually assault his former female co-worker after she fell asleep in her apartment in Woodstock. Daniel Cuevas, 38, of Hoffman Estates, was charged in May 2021 with criminal sexual abuse. A grand jury later indicted Cuevas on charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, attempted criminal […]

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‘Completely preventable’: Jury convicts man who drove under influence, fatally struck pedestrian in Ingleside

A man who swerved off the road while driving and fatally struck a pedestrian walking in Ingleside has been convicted by a jury of driving under the influence with eight drugs in his system. The crash happened around 6:40 p.m. on June 3, 2021, near Route 59 and Stanton Point Road in Ingleside. Sheriff’s deputies […]