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‘A true leader’: Retired Lake County Coroner Barbara Richardson dies at age 93

Officials are mourning the death of retired Lake County Coroner Barbara Richardson, who won five consecutive terms serving as coroner for over 20 years. Richardson joined the Lake County Coroner’s Office on February 1, 1977. She served as a deputy coroner until she was appointed as coroner on December 1, 1982. Richardson led the office […]

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Former Lake County deputy coroner pleads not guilty to recording victim’s family without consent

A former Lake County deputy coroner pleaded not guilty to felony charges alleging she recorded herself telling a child that their family member died in a vehicle crash. Dana A. Dingman, 36, of the 100 block of Station Park Circle in Grayslake, was indicted in July on charges of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony, […]

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Former Lake County deputy coroner indicted on felony charges for recording victim’s family without consent

A deputy coroner at the Lake County Coroner’s Office has been fired and indicted on felony charges for recording herself conducting a death notification to a victim’s family member. Dana A. Dingman, 36, of the 100 block of Station Park Circle in Grayslake, was indicted on Wednesday on charges of official misconduct, a Class 3 […]

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Almost 90 children attend Shop with a Sheriff event at Round Lake Beach Walmart

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office held its eighth annual ‘Shop with a Sheriff’ event on Tuesday taking almost 90 underprivileged children shopping for Christmas presents. The program benefited a total of 88 children by providing them an opportunity to shop for items such as winter coats, footwear, and Christmas presents with a uniformed member of […]