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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 […]

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‘Sexually dangerous’ man arrested again after allegedly exposing himself to children in Waukegan

A Waukegan man, who was deemed in the 1990s as a “sexually dangerous” person, was arrested again for exposing himself to two children in Waukegan. Richard A. Kastman, 62, of 838 South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, a Class 4 felony. Officers […]

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Sexual predator from Lake Bluff charged with trying to lure 12-year-old North Carolina boy

A Lake Bluff man, who is a sexual predator, is being held on a $3 million bond after he allegedly used TikTok to try and lure a 12-year-old boy from North Carolina to his home. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was notified earlier this year by the Cumberland County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office after a […]

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Police say Antioch sex offender exchanged nude photos with dozens of children across Illinois, other states

A convicted sex offender from Antioch was arrested on Monday after detectives learned the man sent and received nude photos from dozens of children in Illinois and other states. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office concluded an investigation on Monday that resulted in the arrest of Steven S. Tipman. Tipman, 31, […]