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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 […]

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3 Lake County sheriff’s deputies honored for trying to save man who drowned near Zion

Three Lake County sheriff’s deputies were honored for their efforts in trying to save a 27-year-old man who drowned at the Illinois Beach State Park near Zion in July. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg recently awarded the deputies with the “Sheriff’s Lifesaving Award.” Deputies Matt Savage, Wayne McCracken and Stevan Georgevich were dispatched with the […]