| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:09 AM
For the first time in 127 years of village history, the Wilmette police department has promoted a woman officer to a supervisory role with the rank of sergeant, officials announced this week.
"It's an honor to be promoted, and I'm looking forward to the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Two more skiers have been killed by a large avalanche, this one in Colorado, bringing to 15 the number of fatalities nationwide this season.
The bodies of Justin Lentz, 32, and Jarrad law, 34, both of Portage, Wis., were recovered Sunday afternoon...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 3:00 PM
A man struck by a Metra train Friday night in Glen Ellyn died from his injuries, authorities announced Saturday.
The man, identified by police as Daniel J. Carrillo, 25, most recently of Tucson, Ariz., was among five people injured Friday in three...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Two men accused of cultivating marijuana and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl they allegedly kept in a metal box were assigned defense attorneys this week and are due back in court Friday.
Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:51 AM
Ahhh, Florida, the state where public service hotlines are hotter than the weather.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office found out a number they had been printing on their domestic abuse and sexual assault brochure was a number for a sex chat line,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Two Highland Park residents have been charged with prostitution and pimping.
Jose Lome-Rodriguez, 25, and Berta Perez-Molina, 43, both of the 300 block of Temple Avenue in Highland Park, were arrested July 19 after an undercover Lake County Sheriff's...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Authorities revealed new details about a marijuana farm where a 15-year-old girl was allegedly held captive in a metal box.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department said in a statement released this weekend that the girl was sexually assaulted repeatedly...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Two men who prosecutors say kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and kept her in metal box on a rural Northern California property are due in federal court this week.
Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25, face numerous charges and are...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped and locked in a metal box on a property in rural Northern California was fed only crackers and water, authorities said.
The girl, who was reported missing April 2 from a San Fernando Valley home, was on the 681-...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 1:29 PM
A college athlete formerly from Hyde Park Academy drowned while staying at a Florida resort with her track teammates from Central State University.
Jasmine Crenshaw, 22, was last seen Saturday, swimming with teammates in a lake, her mother, Jackie...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:27 AM
Icy conditions led to numerous accidents in Lake County this morning, officials said.
A dispatcher for the Lake County Sheriff's Department said police were forced to shut down southbound lanes of Illinois Highway 83 between U.S. Route 45 and Illinois...