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Lake Forest-based paper mill company to pay $2.5 million following explosion that killed 3, injured 7 in Louisiana

A Lake Forest-based paper mill company has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice following an explosion that killed three workers and injured others in Louisiana. The Packaging Corporation of America agreed to pay the settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act’s General […]

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2nd man charged in connection with homicide of Highland Park father, business owner on Fort Sheridan Beach

A second man has been charged after prosecutors say he obstructed the investigation into the homicide of a Highland Park father and business owner by removing a bloody wheelbarrow from Fort Sheridan Beach. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said a man, who lives in Highland Park near the beach, called 911 just before […]

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‘Loving and devoted father’: Highland Park father of two, business owner killed in fight on beach remembered

A business owner from Highland Park who was killed after a confrontation with a loud group at Fort Sheridan Beach near Highland Park is being remembered as a “loving and devoted father.” An autopsy performed Monday on Matthew Ascaridis, 45, of Highland Park, showed he died from “multiple injuries,” according to the Lake County Coroner’s […]

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Coroner releases identity of business owner, father who was killed during confrontation on beach near Highland Park

The coroner’s office has identified a business owner and father of two who was killed after a confrontation with a loud group at Fort Sheridan Beach near Highland Park on Saturday. An autopsy performed Monday on Matthew Ascaridis, 45, of Highland Park, showed he died from “multiple injuries,” according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. […]

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Police arrest sex offender out on parole after he allegedly asked ‘intimate’ questions to child in Lake Forest

A registered sexual predator, who is on parole, was arrested after he allegedly approached a child walking on the sidewalk in Lake Forest and engaged her in an “intimate nature” conversation. Christopher C. Greve, 79, of 1490 Willow Street in Lake Forest, was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Lake Forest police said they were notified […]

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Police say man was killed after confronting loud group on Fort Sheridan Beach near Lake Forest

Investigators said a resident was killed after he confronted a loud group on a beach near Lake Forest and a “violent confrontation” ensued Saturday morning. The Highland Park Police Department received a call of an unconscious person around 5:10 a.m. Saturday in the 0-100 block of Cliff Road in Highland Park. Officers arrived and found […]

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Major Crime Task Force investigating after body found on shoreline of Lake Michigan near Lake Forest

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force is investigating after a man was found dead with “suspicious” injuries on the shoreline of Lake Michigan near Lake Forest Saturday morning. The Highland Park Police Department received a call of an unconscious person around 5:10 a.m. Saturday in the 0-100 block of Cliff Road in Highland Park. […]