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2 in critical condition following serious traffic crash near Gurnee

Crash investigators with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a serious crash near Gurnee that left two people hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Gurnee Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle versus traffic pole traffic crash with injuries on Stearns School Road near Fuller […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of phone scammer impersonating deputy, asking for gift cards

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam where an offender impersonates a sheriff’s deputy or sergeant and asks them for gift cards to satisfy fake warrants or civil paperwork. The sheriff’s office announced they are investigating several of the cases in which the offender calls county residents and falsely identifies […]

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Man charged with touching juvenile inappropriately, kissing her at Beach Park residence

A man was arrested after he allegedly touched a juvenile inappropriately and kissed her at a Beach Park residence last week, prosecutors said. Irinero Talavera, 47, of Beach Park, was charged with four counts of domestic battery. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Beach Park on Friday, Lake County Assistant State’s […]

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Two new Lake County sheriff’s canines sworn in, awards presented to citizens and employees at ceremony

Two new Lake County sheriff’s canines were sworn in and over two dozen citizens and sheriff’s employees were recognized at an awards ceremony in Waukegan Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Training Room located in the Lake County Criminal Court Tower in downtown Waukegan. Canine […]

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Lake County police departments participate in torch run for Special Olympics Illinois

Numerous law enforcement agencies participated in a torch run on Sunday for Special Olympics Illinois, where police departments pass on the “Flame of Hope” until it reaches its destination in central Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run raises money and spreads awareness for athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. According to Special Olympics Illinois, […]

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Antioch man arrested and charged for allegedly possessing child pornography

A 21-year-old Antioch man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly possessing child pornography. Mark Fine, 21, of the 700 block of Highview Court in Antioch, was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, a Class 2 felony. In January, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit conducted an investigation into the suspected sharing […]

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Mundelein man charged with sexually assaulting juvenile and possessing child pornography

A 31-year-old unincorporated Mundelein man was arrested after he allegedly sexually abused a juvenile multiple times and possessed child pornography, the sheriff’s office said. Larry Reeb, 31, of the 26300 block of North Diamond Lake Rd in unincorporated Mundelein, was charged with one count of criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of […]

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Former Lake County correctional officer arrested for having sexual contact with an inmate

A former Lake County correctional officer was arrested and charged after an investigation showed she had sexual contact with an inmate in December, officials said. Elizabeth A. Blomstrand, 40, of the 100 block of Knobb Hill Lane in Gurnee, was charged with two counts of custodial sexual misconduct and two counts of official misconduct. In […]