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State police say man was killed after his gun ‘discharged’ during struggle with police in Waukegan

State police are investigating after they say a man pulled a gun during a struggle with police in Waukegan and the gun “discharged,” fatally wounding the man Wednesday afternoon. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 2:11 p.m. Wednesday to the CFSC Currency Exchange, 3200 Grand Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Brian Mullen said […]

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Father of Highland Park parade shooter appears in court after being charged with helping son get gun permit

The father of the accused Highland Park parade shooter appeared in court Thursday after he was charged last month with “recklessly” helping his son obtain a gun permit. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, appeared in front of Lake County Judge George Strickland during Thursday’s status of preliminary hearing. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office […]

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Man in his 30s fatally shoots himself while fleeing from police in Waukegan, officials say

Authorities say a man fatally shot himself while fleeing from officers who were investigating a stolen car at a currency exchange in Waukegan Wednesday afternoon. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 2:11 p.m. Wednesday to the CFSC Currency Exchange, 3200 Grand Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Brian Mullen said officers received a call […]

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Woman charged with shooting at occupied car while she was with her kids in Waukegan

Prosecutors say a woman, who had been driving in a car with her children, fired shots into another vehicle in Waukegan after spotting her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend in the vehicle. Miriam J. Delgado, 20, of Waukegan, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon […]

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‘Life will never be the same’: Mother seeks help with expenses after 20-year-old daughter murdered in Zion

A mother said her “life will never be the same” after her 20-year-old daughter was shot and killed allegedly by an ex-boyfriend in Zion earlier this week. The series of events in the case began around 12:12 a.m. Wednesday when the Zion Police Department was called to the 2700 block of Hebron Avenue for a […]