WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man wanted in a crash that killed two women was apprehended aboard a charter bus, which authorities say was traveling to Texas and eventually to...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Lake County Coroner's Office and Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a man who authorities claim died after eating a "white substance" while fleeing...
WAUKGAN, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they won't file criminal charges in connection with an April anhydrous ammonia leak that sickened more than 40 people, including first...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Unspecified security concerns have forced the cancellation of this year's Civil War reenactment at a northeastern Illinois forest preserve.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois and Lake County are suing the owner of a Chicago-area silicone factory that exploded last month, seeking to force the company to identify the nature and extent of...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A medical equipment manufacturer is proposing the installation of pollution control equipment to reduce toxic air pollution from its plant in suburban Chicago.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a northern Illinois man to life in prison for beating his wife and teenage stepson to death with a baseball bat in 2015.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Fire officials say a hot spot continues to smolder at the site of a northern Illinois silicone factory explosion that killed four workers earlier this month.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An appeal means there will be another delay in the trial of the wife of a northern Illinois police lieutenant who killed himself and made it look like it was a line-of-duty...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — More than 100 people gathered Friday along a chain-link fence outside a badly damaged Illinois silicone factory to remember four men who died in an explosion at the...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Officials have identified the fourth victim of an explosion at a northern Illinois silicone plant and say a memorial is planned Friday morning at the site.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of another victim of an explosion at a northern Illinois silicone plant that left four workers dead.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Officials identified two more victims of a deadly northern Illinois explosion as crews continued searching for a fourth worker whose body hasn't been recovered.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Fire officials say an evacuation was underway moments before a deadly explosion at a northern Illinois manufacturing plant.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant (all times local):
Search and rescue personnel have located and are recovering the...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second victim Saturday when an employee taken to a hospital after the blast died, a local coroner confirmed,...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at and Illinois (all times local):
A second person has died as a result of injuries suffered from an explosion at an Illinois...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man wounded by police in 2017 during an alleged attempt to grab a police officer's gun has been found fit for trial.
Lake County Sheriff’s dog receives valor award
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A police dog in Lake County just fetched himself a pretty big award.
The Chicago Tribune reports that a dog named Dax joined two human members of the Lake County...
Crews recover 9-year-old boy’s body from Wauconda lake
WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the northern Chicago suburb of Wauconda say they've located the body of a 9-year-old boy who fell into a lake while paddleboating.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A body discovered at Waukegan Harbor on Lake Michigan has been identified as a 16-year-old boy missing from the Chicago suburb of Grayslake.
Judge rules texts can’t be evidence in Gliniewicz trial
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ruled that spousal privilege laws prevent certain evidence from being used at the trial of the wife of a police lieutenant who killed himself and made it look...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Plans are under way to monitor outdoor air quality outside two Lake County plants that use the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide.
Waukegan’s Ray Bradbury statue to be dedicated in August
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An August dedication is planned for a statue of famed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in his hometown of Waukegan.
Northwest Indiana counties target disruptive beavers
WAUKEGAN, Ind. (AP) — Beavers in Northwest Indiana are causing problems by blocking storm water drainage systems with their dams, so counties are turning to trapping and euthanizing the animals to...
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Teen charged in 2018 crash that killed 70-year-old woman
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with traffic violations in a 2018 crash that killed a 70-year-old woman in Lake County.
Coroner: Body in burned vehicle is that of Milwaukee woman
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A body found inside burned vehicle located north of Chicago has been identified as that of a missing Milwaukee woman.
Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper announced Thursday dental records confirmed the body found late Saturday is that of 56-year-old school teacher Kathleen Ryan.
Cooper says additional testing is needed before he releases the preliminary cause of Ryan's death.
14 arrested for solicitation in northeastern Illinois
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A sheriff's gang task force in northeastern Illinois has arrested 14 men on solicitation-of-sex charges.
A statement Wednesday from the Lake County Sheriff's Office says its gang task force went undercover this month as part of a federal and local law enforcement effort to target customers of prostitutes.
Ex-Illinois legislator pleads not guilty in nude photo case
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Republican former Illinois state legislator has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of posting nude photos of women online without their consent.
Trial set for widow of police lieutenant who killed himself
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A trial date has been set for the wife of a suburban Chicago police lieutenant who killed himself and made it look like it was duty related.
Lake County Judge James Booras on Wednesday set a trial date of July 1 for Melodie Gliniewicz (GLIHN'-uh-wihts), who is charged with unlawful use of charitable funds, conspiracy and money laundering.
Marine recruiter charged with sexual assault of teen
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter working in suburban Chicago has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
Alexander Louis of North Chicago on Wednesday was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 on felony sexual assault charges. The 27-year-old Louis is accused of assaulting a Lake Villa Township juvenile.
Crews search for teen missing in Lake Michigan during storm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities were searching the Lake Michigan shoreline for a teenager who went missing in the water near Waukegan during a winter storm.
Fire officials say a witness reported the person jumped into the lake around 4:30 p.m. Friday to help someone who slipped off a pier at Stiner Pavilion in Waukegan. The witness said both people were in the water and struggling.
Waukegan man pleads not guilty in 4-year-old’s beating death
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 19-year-old Waukegan man has pleaded not guilty to killing a 4-year-old girl after officials said she spilled juice on a video game console.
Man accused in death of girl, 4, who spilled juice on Xbox
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors will seek a life sentence for a suburban Chicago man accused of beating a 4-year-old girl to death after she spilled juice on an Xbox video console.
Ex-Illinois lawmaker ordered off social media after charges
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ordered a former Illinois legislator accused of posting nude photos of an ex-girlfriend to stay off social media.
Former state Rep. Nick Sauer was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail Thursday by Lake County Associate Judge Paul D. Novak. Sauer was later released after posting bond.
The judge also ordered Sauer to have no contact with the alleged victims. The first-term Republican was indicted Wednesday on 12 felony counts of disseminating private sexual images.
Correction: Child Confined-Fitness Trial story
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — In a story Jan. 8 about the health of a defendant, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Illinois Department of Health has determined Randy Swopes can stand trial on child endangerment charges. Instead the health department determined he is mentally fit to stand trial.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Man who locked daughter in basement now fit for trial
Former Illinois lawmaker charged with posting sexual images
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois state representative who resigned last year amid allegations that he posted online explicit photos of an ex-girlfriend has been indicted on 12 felony counts of disseminating private sexual images.
Teacher’s vehicle stolen after student takes keys
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Police say they recovered the vehicle of a Lake County teacher, four days after a student apparently stole the keys from a high school classroom.
Waukegan police Cmdr. Joe Florip says the vehicle was discovered on Dec. 7, running and unoccupied in a neighborhood. The keys were taken on Dec. 3 when the Waukegan High School teacher was in a meeting away from the classroom.
Man who locked daughter in basement unfit for trial
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who, which his wife, is accused of confining their 10-year-old daughter to their basement has been found unfit for trial.
Lake County Assistant State's Attorney George Pappas says 48-year-old Randy Swopes will be held in a secure treatment facility in Elgin for evaluation and treatment until he is found fit.
Illinois residents see air pollution risks from 2 facilities
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have provided little warning to Illinois residents who are facing abnormally high cancer risks from toxic air pollution from two facilities, according to a newspaper investigation.
Woman who locked a child in basement wants to visit children
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who, with her husband, is accused of confining a daughter to their basement is seeking visitation rights to their children.
Katherine Swopes is currently confined to her Waukegan home with a no-contact order regarding her children.
Former police chief picks bench trial on theft charges
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A former North Chicago, Illinois, police chief is requesting a bench trial on charges he stole more than $200,000 in city funds for personal use.
Michael Newsome on Monday told Lake County Circuit Judge James Booras he decided to have the judge decide his eventual verdict. He later signed a form formerly waiving a jury trial.
Man charged after accomplice is fatally shot during gun sale
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A man who went to a gun sale at a suburban Chicago home that ended in the death of an accomplice is being held in lieu of $5 million bond.
Michael J. Zachery of Evanston is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Joseph McHaney of Chicago.
Mental fitness trial for man who locked daughter in basement
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who, with his wife, confined their daughter to their basement faces a jury trial to determine whether he is mentally fit for further legal proceedings.
Randy Swopes of Waukegan is charged with child endangerment and unlawful restraint for keeping his 10-year-old daughter in a basement room for months because he and his wife believed she was possessed by a demon.
Officer gives a big break after drunken driving stop
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A newspaper reports that a suburban Chicago police officer let an officer from a nearby community that he'd pulled over call for a ride rather than take him into custody even though a test showed his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities don't know who dumped a 4-foot-long reptile into Lake Michigan, but they now know what kind it is.
After initially believing the animal spotted Monday swimming near Waukegan, Illinois, by a startled kayaker was a caiman, officials now say it is actually an alligator.