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Former state senator Terry Link from Vernon Hills sentenced to probation on federal tax evasion charges

Terry Link, the state senator from Vernon Hills who resigned, was sentenced Wednesday to probation after he pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion for underreporting his income. Link, 76, of Vernon Hills, was charged in the U.S. Northern District Court of Illinois on August 13, 2020, with one count of filing a false tax return. […]

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Father released from jail after serving less than 30 days for helping son obtain gun permit prior to Highland Park shooting

The father of the Highland Park parade shooter has been released from jail after serving less than 30 days of his 60-day sentence for helping his son obtain a gun permit before the mass shooting. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, was released from the Lake County Jail in Waukegan on Wednesday morning. Crimo Jr. […]

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Probation for former employee who pleaded guilty to stealing $35,000 from dental office in Algonquin

A former employee has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to stealing $35,000 from a dental office in Algonquin by paying herself extra wages and bonuses. Linda L. Miller, 61, of Hampshire, was charged in April 2021 with financial institution fraud and theft over $10,000, both Class 2 felonies. A criminal complaint filed […]

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Periodic imprisonment for man convicted of driving drunk, causing crash that killed man in Fox Lake

A man has been sentenced to 18 months of periodic imprisonment after being convicted of driving drunk and causing a five-vehicle crash that killed a 72-year-old man in Fox Lake. John M. Buckley, 60, of Plainfield, was charged in August 2021 with three counts of reckless homicide by motor vehicle and two counts of aggravated […]

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‘Zero remorse’: Father of Highland Park parade shooter wears shirt saying ‘I’m A Political Pawn’ before arriving to jail

A judge threatened to hold the father of the Highland Park parade shooter in contempt after he showed up to court wearing a shirt that said “I’m A Political Pawn” before being taken to the jail to serve his sentence. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, arrived at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan Wednesday […]

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‘Sending a powerful message’: Lake County state’s attorney speaks after father of Highland Park shooter pleads guilty

The Lake County state’s attorney said a “powerful message is being sent” after the father of the Highland Park shooter was sentenced to 60 days in jail after taking a misdemeanor plea deal Monday. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, in mid-December with seven counts of reckless conduct […]