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Registered sex offender arrested after being hired for contract work at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, prosecutors say

A registered sex offender was arrested after prosecutors say he was caught at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire after being contracted to perform work at the school. Todd A. Foraker, 54, of Marietta, Ohio, was charged with child sex offender in a school zone, a Class 4 felony. The Lincolnshire Police Department was called on […]

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Man convicted in murder, sexual assault of child in McHenry County in 1960s arrested in new sex crime case

A man released from prison after being convicted in the murder and sexual assault of a child in McHenry County in the 1960s has been arrested for committing a new sex-related offense. Gary Welsh, who was 23 at the time, sexually assaulted and murdered three-year-old Marlene Casteel on September 29, 1962. Welsh was babysitting the […]

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Registered sex offender charged with sexually abusing teenage girl, resisting arrest in Zion

A registered sex offender has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage girl in Zion on multiple occasions and resisting when police tried to arrest him. Cortez M. Campbell, 22, of Zion, was charged with five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A criminal complaint filed in Lake County Circuit Court alleges Campbell committed several […]

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Police arrest sex offender out on parole after he allegedly asked ‘intimate’ questions to child in Lake Forest

A registered sexual predator, who is on parole, was arrested after he allegedly approached a child walking on the sidewalk in Lake Forest and engaged her in an “intimate nature” conversation. Christopher C. Greve, 79, of 1490 Willow Street in Lake Forest, was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Lake Forest police said they were notified […]

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Authorities say registered violent offender dressed up as Cub Scout, attended meeting with young children in Lake Zurich

A registered Violent Offender Against Youth is facing charges after he was accused of dressing up as a Cub Scout and attending a Scout meeting in Lake Zurich where young children were present, prosecutors said. Neil J. Pawelczak, 40, of the 2200 block of Aloha Drive in McHenry, was charged with two counts of violating […]

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Bill passes Illinois General Assembly that will ban sex offenders from working at amusement parks, state fair

A bill has passed the Illinois General Assembly that would ban sex offenders from working at carnivals, amusement parks and the state fair in Illinois. The soon-to-be law was co-sponsored by State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa). Last year, the Illinois State Fair severed its deal with Miller Spectacular Shows, which was in the first […]

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Sex offender from Mundelein arrested after allegedly seeking nude photos from children on social media

Detectives arrested a registered sex offender from Mundelein after he allegedly used social media to communicate with children and tried to obtain nude photos from them, the sheriff’s office said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they received a tip that Bruce L. Chamberlin, 61, of the 20600 block of West Park Avenue in unincorporated […]