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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 […]