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Lake County state’s attorney files petitions to detain murderers, sex offenders and certain domestic abusers currently in jail

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said they have filed petitions asking the court to order dozens of accused murderers, sex offenders and domestic batterers held detained once the SAFE-T Act goes into effect. The state’s attorney’s office said Wednesday that they had filed detention petitions against 46 defendants being held in the Lake County […]

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‘We must prioritize ending the gun violence:’ State’s attorney’s office announces coalition leading violence interrupter program

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced they have selected a coalition to manage the new gun violence interrupter program, which aims to reduce violence in Waukegan, Zion and North Chicago. The state’s attorney’s office said they selected the Coalition to Reduce Recidivism and Waukegan Township as the agency that will manage the Gun Violence […]

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Law enforcement task force arrests 3 masked suspects armed with guns in Gurnee Mills mall

A law enforcement task force arrested three masked suspects who were armed with guns inside Gurnee Mills mall in Gurnee, authorities said. The Illinois Attorney General’s Organized Retail Crimes Task Force recently conducted operations targeting retail crimes at suburban Chicago shopping malls. The task force collaborated with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, local law […]

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‘Ending cash bail is going to make everyone safer’: Lake County state’s attorney discusses Illinois SAFE-T Act

Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said that the SAFE-T Act, which ends cash bail in Illinois on January 1, “is going to make everyone safer” but agreed that further changes are needed before the act goes into effect. Rinehart appeared on WGN Tuesday alongside Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser. The two prosecutors, who […]

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Former Waukegan cop held on $350,000 bond, pleads not guilty to murder of Marcellis Stinnette

A judge ordered a former Waukegan police officer held on a $350,000 bond for shooting and killing 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Dante Salinas, 39, of Gurnee, was charged by a grand jury with three counts of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two counts […]

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Former Waukegan police officer who shot and killed Marcellis Stinnette charged with second-degree murder

The former Waukegan police officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette has been charged with second-degree murder and also charged in a second case, court records show. Dante Salinas, 39, of Gurnee, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two counts of official misconduct. […]

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30 days in jail for former Lake County prosecutor who bought hotel room, liquor for teenager

A former Lake County assistant state’s attorney has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for renting a hotel room in Woodstock with an 18-year-old and providing her with liquor. Javaron D. Buckley, 34, of the 1200 block of North Wheeling Road in Mount Prospect, was charged with providing liquor to a minor, battery making […]