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Coroner identifies woman being held in Lake County Jail that died after being found unresponsive in her cell

The coroner has identified a woman, who was being held in custody for allegedly causing traumatic injuries to a baby, that died after she was found unresponsive in her Lake County Jail cell. An autopsy performed Monday on Khayla Evans, 24, of Grand Prairie, Texas, showed she had underly medical conditions and no significant injuries […]

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Woman being held in Lake County Jail for severely injuring baby dies after being found unresponsive in her cell

A 24-year-old woman being held in the Lake County Jail for allegedly causing severe traumatic injuries to a baby died after she was found unresponsive in her cell Friday. A Lake County correctional officer was conducting routine rounds in the jail’s medical pod around 2:30 p.m. Friday. The correctional officer observed a 24-year-old female inmate, […]

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3 officers receive award for saving the life of unresponsive inmate in Lake County corrections center

Three correctional officers were recently honored by the Lake County sheriff for saving the life of an inmate who became unresponsive after overdosing as he arrived at a corrections center in Lake County. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg presented Corrections Sergeant Timothy Specht, Corrections Officer Daniel Pennington and Corrections Officer John Venetsanakos with the Sheriff’s […]

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Illinois Department of Corrections halts inmate transfers from county jails to state prisons, citing COVID-19 surge

The Illinois Department of Corrections has paused inmate transfers from county jails to state prisons after COVID-19 outbreaks were reported at their correctional facilities. Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Public Information Officer Lindsey Hess said the Graham, Logan Menard and Northern Reception and Classification Centers experienced outbreaks. Those correctional facilities are where inmates are transferred […]

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Coroner releases cause of death, IDs sex offender who died after being found unresponsive at Lake County Jail

A Mundelein man, who is a convicted sex offender, has been identified as the inmate who died after being found unresponsive in his cell at the Lake County Jail Monday evening. An autopsy showed that Bruce L. Chamberlin, 61, of the 20600 block of West Park Avenue in unincorporated Mundelein, died from natural causes, according […]