| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A Buffalo Grove woman found lying on train tracks in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove was struck by a train, authorities said.
About 8 a.m. personnel from the Lake County Sheriff's Office responded to a body lying on the train tracks south of...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Eight people from Indiana have been arrested for allegedly stealing computer equipment, TVs and over-the-counter medication from freight trains in the Chicago area and northwest Indiana, officials said today.
In addition to the rail thefts, the eight-...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 3:05 AM
People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?
— Rodney King, May 1, 1992, after the acquittal of Los Angeles police in his beating trial sparked widespread rioting.
Sometimes it looks as though we still have a ways to go.
| Sep 4, 2011
| 5:11 AM
This guy makes a cop's job easy.
A Eustis business reported about $3,800 in merchandise stolen, including bicycles, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
But the thieves left a big clue.
Eustis detectives merely had to follow a dirt path with bicycle...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:09 AM
Two Sumter County men, Robert "Bo" Martin Duval Christopher Cork Scroggins, were greeted by wildlife officials early Thursday morning as they came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators, according...
| Jun 15, 2011
Officially add another fallen officer to the memorial honoring those killed in the line of duty.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office will be engraving the name of Chief Deputy B.C. Wilcox on the granite memorial in Tavares.
Wilcox's death came on July 4,...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 12:10 PM
A 25-year-old Elgin man was found dead in 25 feet of water after diving into a lake near Antioch Saturday night, police said.
The man was dead on the scene at Lake Marie near the far north suburb, said Lake County Sheriff's Department spokesman Chris...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 2:12 PM
MOUNT DORA — Residents stepped in to help Saturday after vandals spray-painted hateful words and symbols on all sides of a neighborhood synagogue.
Because members of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora were honoring the Sabbath and could not...