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Government offices in Waukegan closing early Thursday in anticipation for protest in Marcellis Stinnette case

Government offices in Waukegan are closing early Thursday as demonstrators are expected to gather to call for charges against the officer who shot and killed Marcellis Stinnette. The Lake County Communications Division said in a statement that the county’s government offices in its Waukegan complex at 18 North County Street in Waukegan will be closing […]

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Mother of 19-year-old shot and killed by Waukegan officer says ongoing investigation ‘is a cover-up’

The investigation into the fatal Waukegan police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette is still being investigated by the state’s attorney a year after it happened. The victim’s mother says the state’s attorney is covering up her son’s death. Stinnette, 19, of Waukegan, was shot and killed on October 20, 2020, by Waukegan police officer Dante Salinas […]

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Coroner identifies 25-year-old man shot and killed at Waukegan gas station

The coroner has identified a 25-year-old Waukegan man who was found shot and killed at a gas station in Waukegan Monday morning. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said an autopsy showed that Javier Alcantara, 25, of Waukegan, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip originally said the victim resided in Zion. […]

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Suspect who allegedly tried luring children into his car arrested after fighting police in Waukegan

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Video released Thursday shows a man fighting with police officers as they try to arrest him for attempting to lure two young girls into his car in Waukegan last weekend. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said […]

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Family renews calls for charges against Waukegan officer who shot and killed 19-year-old

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Family and community members are renewing calls for the arrest of a Waukegan police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old man after his girlfriend nearly hit the officer with her car following a pursuit in October. […]

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Lawsuit claims 19-year-old bled out for 8 minutes after police shooting in Waukegan

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. A lawsuit, which is seeking compensation and a jury trial, was filed by Marcellis Stinnette’s mother and alleges that her son bled out for eight minutes before receiving aid after he had been shot by a Waukegan […]

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Waukegan mayor says video of fatal police shooting will be released soon

The mayor of Waukegan said that video of the Waukegan police officer shooting a couple, killing a 19-year-old, will be publicly released this week. Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham made the announcement during a prayer vigil on Sunday. The video will be released after the families of Tafarra Williams and Marcellis Stinnette view the bodycam and […]

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Waukegan police officer fired following fatal shooting of 19-year-old man

The Waukegan police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man and also shot his girlfriend has been fired for “multiple policy and procedure violations,” the police chief announced. Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles announced that the officer, who is Hispanic and has five years of experience with the department, was fired Friday evening. No additional […]