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Waukegan man brought someone else’s urine with him to foil probation drug test, but it tested positive for drugs, police say

A Waukegan man tried bringing purchased urine, which he thought was clean, to pass his court-ordered drug test, the sheriff’s office said. The urine tested positive for cocaine. Jerrold Hayes, 53, of the 900 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with defrauding a drug and alcohol screening test. Hayes was required to provide […]

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Lake County courts to resume pre-pandemic operations after more than 2 years

After more than two years of operating at reduced capacity, Lake County courts will resume pre-pandemic court operations later this month, county officials said. Chief Judge Mark L. Levitt recently conferred with the Lake County Health Department regarding social distancing and the current local conditions concerning COVID-19, according to a statement from the 19th Judicial […]

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Lake County Circuit Court to begin distributing funds to programs for crime victims

The 19th Judicial Circuit Court will begin distributing money collected by probation fees to victims’ services programs in Lake County. In August 2021, the 19th Judicial Circuit Court created the Crime Victims’ Services Fund Committee. The committee is comprised of judges, probation employees and court staff and gives money to victims’ services programs in Lake […]

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Sheriff’s office says no evidence that female employees were asked to remove blouses at Lake County Courthouse

The sheriff’s office said they have not found any instances where female employees at the Lake County Courthouse were asked to remove their blouses at a security checkpoint. A CBS 2 report prompted the investigation after multiple female employees who work at the courthouse claimed a security contractor asked them to remove their button-down blouses […]

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Female employees say they were asked to remove blouses at Lake County Courthouse

Multiple female employees said a security contractor at the Lake County Courthouse asked them to remove their button-down blouses at a security checkpoint. The sheriff’s office is now investigating. Chicago-based Monterrey Security is contracted for security at the Lake County Circuit Courthouse in Waukegan. CBS 2 reported that multiple female employees who work at the […]

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Former Lake County Courthouse security guard arrested for drug dealing

A Wildwood man, who is reportedly a former Lake County Courthouse security guard, was arrested on Saturday after police found marijuana and cocaine in his vehicle. Lewis E. Shamberg, of the 33000 block of North Greentree Road in unincorporated Grayslake, was arrested after Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were called for a report of a suspicious […]