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Lake County coroner sounds alarm about broken equipment, delays in patient care at Vista Medical Center in Waukegan

The Lake County coroner is calling for action amid an exodus of doctors leaving Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, affecting patient care, after the hospital was recently purchased. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek recently sent a letter outlining her concerns with Vista Medical Center East to Vista Health System Board Trustee George Bridges. Vista […]

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Lake County hosts first-ever burial of 79 indigent, unclaimed persons at Libertyville cemetery

The coroner’s office and county officials held a ceremony Monday to bury the remains of 79 indigent and unclaimed persons — the first-ever such burial to be held in Lake County. The ecumenical nondenominational burial ceremony was held at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. The ceremony began at 1 p.m. Monday following a procession to the […]

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Lake County to hold first-ever burial of 79 indigent, unclaimed persons at Libertyville cemetery

The coroner’s office announced they are hosting the first-ever indigent and unclaimed persons burial for 79 people in Lake County on Monday. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said on Thursday that the ecumenical nondenominational burial ceremony will be held at Ascension Cemetery, 1920 West Buckley Road in Libertyville. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. […]

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Lawsuit alleges Lake County coroner retaliated against former employee because he refused to give back retired canine

A lawsuit filed against the Lake County Coroner’s Office alleges that a former employee was retaliated against after he refused to return his retired canine to the coroner’s office. The federal lawsuit was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Gurnee resident Jason Patt was the chief deputy coroner […]

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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 […]