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  • DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction

    DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction
    Drops of blood found at the murder scene didn't match the suspect or victim in the beating death of a respected 71-year-old Waukegan appliance store owner, but the jury was told that didn't clear the alleged killer, James Edwards. A prosecutor...
  • Lake County looks within to tackle obesity

    Lake County looks within to tackle obesity
    Last year, Debra Wells got a wake-up call in the form of congestive heart failure. At 44, the Waukegan resident's weight had crept up to more than 400 pounds. After spending weeks in intensive care, then being sent home with an oxygen tank, Wells said to...
  • Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying

    Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying
    Ending nearly 20 years in custody, Juan Rivera walked out of prison today hours after authorities said they will not challenge an appellate court’s reversal of his murder conviction in the 1992 slaying of 11-year-old babysitter Holly Staker....
  • Start the presses! Emanuel-free ballots to roll

     
    We're going to press with one less candidate for mayor...... Langdon D. Neal, Chairman, Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, referring to the printing of ballots for the Feb. 22 elections If Rahm Emanuel is restored to......
  • Recall alert: Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste

     
    Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. of Waukegan, Illinois is voluntarily recalling lot No. 11123 of its Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which...
  • Shades of the Nighty-nightmare

     
    It was almost exactly 20 years ago that another school in Lake Forest District 67 was hit by a principal-related controversy -- a test-fixing scandal dubbed "The Nighty Nightmare" after the signature farewell of Cherokee School principal Linda Chase to......
  • Farewell to a beater

     
    We owned our 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan for 5,268 days -- just a bit shy of 14 and a half years -- before trading it in this week. And of the 128,915 miles we put on it, I was behind......
  • Strike three! You're out, Lake County.

     
    Three times the Lake County State's Attorney's office has advanced at trial the shabby, threadbare proposition that Juan Rivera (right) murdered Holly Staker in Waukegan in 1992. Twice now, plainly skeptical appellate court panels have ruled that they did...
  • In defiance of science, the beat goes on in Lake County

     
    Anywhere else, the tale of Bennie Starks would be unbelievable. In 1986, Starks, then 26, was convicted of rape and battery in an attack on a 69-year-old north suburban woman who identified Starks as her assailant. The best available scientific......
  • Man dies after jumping into north suburban lake

    Man dies after jumping into north suburban lake
    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...
  • Brawl at Lake County Courthouse leads to arrests

    Brawl at Lake County Courthouse leads to arrests
    A man holding a baby was apparently punched in the face outside a Lake County courtroom in Waukegan this morning, starting what witnesses said was a brawl that involved several people and resulted in two arrests. The courtroom was packed with people...