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15-year-old charged with first-degree murder, robbery after North Chicago man shot to death in Park City

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery after police say he shot and killed a North Chicago man in Park City on Sunday. An autopsy showed that James Hicks, 27, of North Chicago, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. Police received a call around 12 […]

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2 corrections officers hospitalized after being attacked by Wisconsin man at Lake County Jail, officials say

A Wisconsin man allegedly fought with a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in Zion and then fought two corrections officers at the Lake County Jail, leaving them injured. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle around 2 a.m. Thursday at 21st Street and Sheridan […]

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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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College of Lake County says students who don’t get vaccinated or tested weekly will be automatically withdrawn

Students at the College of Lake County who don’t get vaccinated or tested weekly will be withdrawn from their classes, officials said. Approximately 30% of students have not complied yet. The College of Lake County said in a statement that all students are required to follow the governor’s executive order issued on September 3. “To […]

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Case dismissed against state employee charged with battering resident at Waukegan disabilities home

Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a state-employed caregiver accused of battering a resident at an assisted living center in Waukegan. The defendant’s lawyer said his client was “railroaded.” Brandy L. Johnson, 42, of Beach Park, was charged with one count of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony, and one count of abuse of a long-term […]