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North Chicago alderman pleads not guilty, released pending trial after being charged with damaging government property

A judge imposed pre-trial conditions after a North Chicago alderman appeared for his first court hearing where he pleaded not guilty to damaging government property. North Chicago City Alderman Anthony D. Coleman, 49, was charged on March 13 in Lake County Circuit Court with felony official misconduct and felony criminal damage to government-supported property. Coleman, […]

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New documents allege charged McHenry County sheriff’s detective let woman drive his police squad while he was intoxicated

New court documents say a now-former McHenry County sheriff’s detective, who is facing charges for allegedly arranging drug and prostitution deals, allowed a woman to drive his squad car while he was intoxicated. McHenry County Sheriff’s Detective Christopher Marvel, 39, of Poplar Grove, was charged on February 15 with eight counts of official misconduct, two […]

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Waukegan city clerk pleads not guilty, released pending trial after being charged with 15 felonies

A judge imposed pre-trial conditions after the Waukegan city clerk appeared for her first court hearing Tuesday where she pleaded not guilty to over a dozen felony charges. Janet Kilkelly, 69, of Waukegan, was charged by a Lake County grand jury on March 13 in a 15-count indictment. Kilkelly is facing charges of official misconduct […]

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City council votes to not suspend certain duties of Waukegan city clerk under indictment on more than dozen felony charges

The Waukegan City Council voted against a proposed ordinance Monday evening that would suspend and re-assign certain duties of Waukegan City Clerk Janet Kilkelly, who was indicted on over a dozen felony charges last week. A Lake County grand jury last Wednesday returned a 15-count indictment against Kilkelly, 69. Kilkelly is facing charges of official […]

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‘I’m disappointed’: Waukegan mayor reacts to city clerk being indicted on more than dozen felonies

The Waukegan mayor says she is “disappointed” and has called on the city clerk to put the interests of Waukeganites first after the city clerk was indicted on over a dozen felony charges. A Lake County grand jury on Wednesday returned a 15-count indictment against Kilkelly, 69. Kilkelly is facing charges of official misconduct and […]

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North Chicago alderman charged with official misconduct for allegedly destroying government property

A North Chicago alderman is facing felony charges after prosecutors say he destroyed a surveillance video system at a water plant just months after being sworn into office. North Chicago City Alderman Anthony D. Coleman was charged in Lake County Circuit Court with felony official misconduct and felony criminal damage to government-supported property. Coleman is […]

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‘Violated the public trust’: Waukegan city clerk charged with official misconduct related to gambling, liquor licensing

Waukegan City Clerk Janet Kilkelly has been charged with over a dozen felonies after prosecutors say she illegally provided credits to businesses applying for liquor and gambling licenses. A Lake County grand jury on Wednesday returned a 15-count indictment against Kilkelly, 69. Kilkelly is facing charges of official misconduct and misapplication of funds after an […]

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Charged McHenry County sheriff’s detective accused of arranging drug and prostitution deals

Court documents say a now-former McHenry County sheriff’s detective facing felony charges used his county-issued cellphone to arrange drug deals and prostitution deals. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office administration was notified on September 16 of an “off-duty incident” involving Detective Christopher Marvel, 39, of Poplar Grove. Marvel was immediately placed on administrative leave as a […]

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Former McHenry County sheriff’s detective arrested for official misconduct, soliciting sexual act

A McHenry County sheriff’s detective, who since has resigned, has been charged with official misconduct and soliciting a sexual act. Officials said they were “deeply disturbed and disappointed.” The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office administration was notified on September 16 of an off-duty incident involving Detective Christopher Marvel, 39, of Poplar Grove. Marvel was immediately placed […]