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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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Former Vernon Hills deputy police chief pleads guilty to writing false tickets, stealing grant money

A former Vernon Hills deputy police chief was sentenced to probation and public service after pleading guilty Tuesday to writing false tickets in order to steal grant money. In March, a Lake County grand jury indicted Patrick Zimmerman, 51, on two felony counts of official misconduct and two misdemeanor theft counts. The grand jury alleged […]

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Former Lake County deputy coroner pleads not guilty to recording victim’s family without consent

A former Lake County deputy coroner pleaded not guilty to felony charges alleging she recorded herself telling a child that their family member died in a vehicle crash. Dana A. Dingman, 36, of the 100 block of Station Park Circle in Grayslake, was indicted in July on charges of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony, […]

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Former Lake County deputy coroner indicted on felony charges for recording victim’s family without consent

A deputy coroner at the Lake County Coroner’s Office has been fired and indicted on felony charges for recording herself conducting a death notification to a victim’s family member. Dana A. Dingman, 36, of the 100 block of Station Park Circle in Grayslake, was indicted on Wednesday on charges of official misconduct, a Class 3 […]