Lake County


CHICAGO - Stings conducted by the Cook County sheriff's department and several suburban Chicago police forces led to the arrest of 73 potential sex buyers.

The leader of a county board in suburban Chicago who went on leave to undergo treatment for a drug addiction says he's ending his re-election campaign.

The Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, who's campaigned against the state's child-support system, engaged in a shouting match with a judge about money he owes his ex-wife and access to child visitation.

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GURNEE, Ill. - A woman was shot to death by suburban Chicago police after she was observed walking along an expressway with a rifle.

Illinois Republican Party officials say they've reached an agreement to share leadership of the party, heading off a weekend fight between moderates and conservatives over who should be the next state GOP chairman.

The northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield faces a second lawsuit after its village board voted unanimously to ban certain semi-automatic firearms.

Early voting will be delayed at least one more day in Lake County.

MUNDELEIN, Ill. (AP) - A 17-year-old boy from suburban Chicago is accused of pointing a replica assault rifle at passing cars.

A man exonerated in a killing for which he spent 15 years in prison has reached a $9 million settlement with investigators in northern Illinois.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has officially completed his 15-month prison sentence and is no longer being monitored by law enforcement.

Forecasters say flooding in north-suburban Chicago could worsen over the weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin.

Prosecutors in northern Illinois are asking a judge to reconsider a key ruling regarding the upcoming trial of the wife of a former Fox Lake Police lieutenant who killed himself.

A Northern Illinois prosecutor is launching a program to let some people who accept responsibility for their crimes to erase their convictions from their records.


CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago unit has begun deploying drones to help with investigations of major traffic accidents. 

A lack of interest in running for local office has been underscored by the situation in the Chicago suburbs where there are a number of local races without enough candidates.  Election records show at least 150 races on suburban ballots don't have enough candidates. That amount is more than double the number in 2009.

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Health officials have declared a mumps outbreak at a suburban Chicago high school after confirming a third case among its students.

The Lake County Health Department says it has nearly 20 suspected mumps cases at Barrington High School, along with an adult from Lake Zurich and a Libertyville High School student.

Those cases come as the U.S. is in the midst of one of the largest mumps surges in decades, with schools and college campuses in many states contending with outbreaks.

Attorneys for the widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who killed himself and made it look like he was gunned down in the line of duty have filed a motion to dismiss charges against her.  Melodie Gliniewicz's defense attorneys say they'll present the motion in Lake County court during a Tuesday hearing. A trial is scheduled for next month. 

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An official briefed on the two-month investigation into the shooting death of an Illinois police officer has told The Associated Press that authorities are going to announce that he killed himself.

The death of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in September triggered a massive manhunt and an outpouring of grief in the quiet town and surrounding communities.

Shortly before his death, Gliniewicz radioed dispatchers that he was pursuing three suspicious men -- but speculation about a possible suicide mounted as investigators struggled to find solid leads.

A judge has refused to reduce the $100,000 bond of a retired Chicago police officer accused of warning investigators of an Illinois officer's fatal shooting that he would hurt them unless they declared the death a suicide. 

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - Officials in a northern Illinois county are forming a task force to deal with increased activity by gangs they say are migrating to the area from Chicago.

Police have identified a man who drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.  The Lake County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 46-year-old William Anderson of Ingleside.

A prosecutor says he won't charge a white northeastern Illinois police officer in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old black boy last month.