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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 […]

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Sex offender being held in Lake County Jail dies after being found unresponsive in his cell

An investigation is underway after a sex offender being held in the Lake County Jail died after he was found unresponsive in his cell Monday evening. Lake County Jail corrections officers were conducting rounds in their pod at 8:15 p.m. Monday, according to Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesperson Heather Cognac. The officers located […]

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CBCC closes as over 50 inmates, correctional officers test positive for COVID-19 in outbreak at Lake County Jail

Nearly 60 inmates and correctional officers have tested positive for COVID-19 in a virus outbreak at the Lake County Jail, causing the Community Based Correction Center to temporarily close. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said three out of 19 inmates serving sentenced time in the Community Based Correction Center (CBCC) tested positive […]

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14 inmates, 7 corrections officers test positive for COVID-19 in latest outbreak at Lake County Jail

Sheriff’s officials said they are monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak at the Lake County Jail after 14 inmates and seven corrections officers tested positive for the virus. Four inmates and three corrections officers tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli. As of Monday morning, an additional […]

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2 corrections officers hospitalized after being attacked by Wisconsin man at Lake County Jail, officials say

A Wisconsin man allegedly fought with a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in Zion and then fought two corrections officers at the Lake County Jail, leaving them injured. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle around 2 a.m. Thursday at 21st Street and Sheridan […]

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Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg introduces program to help inmates enter back into community after release

Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg announced a new program for newly released Lake County Jail inmates, which provides 30 days of continued services after their release. The “Community Bridge Program” is designed to help inmates that have been released back into the community by providing continued follow-up from jail reentry specialists, according to Lake County […]