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Investigators raid Waukegan City Hall as part of criminal investigation into multiple crimes

Multiple investigators executed a search warrant at the Waukegan City Hall Thursday morning into an investigation involving multiple crimes. The Illinois State Police obtained the warrant Thursday morning in Lake County Circuit Court. A judge signed off on the search warrant for the city hall, located at 100 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in […]

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Secretary of State employee arrested, charged with official misconduct for allegedly forging vehicle title application

An Illinois Secretary of State employee, who lives in Algonquin, was arrested after she allegedly forged a vehicle title application to gain access to a stolen car. Donna Aguirre, 62, of the 500 block of Woods Creek Lane in Algonquin, was charged with official misconduct, a Class 3 felony, and offenses relating to the disposition […]

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Waukegan alderman charged with dozens of felonies after official misconduct investigation

Roudell Kirkwood, the alderman of Waukegan’s 4th Ward, has been charged with dozens of felonies after court documents say he fraudulently obtained a gaming license for his businesses, profiting over $100,000. Kirkwood, 68, of Waukegan, was charged with 26 counts of forgery, a Class 3 felony; two counts of wire fraud, a Class 3 felony; […]

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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 […]