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  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who managed to escape from custody earlier this month is due back in court next week for a fitness status hearing, a judge ordered Monday. Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in court records as Jesse Ortiz, was...
  • Woman charged after leaving dogs in car on 86-degree day in Deerfield

    Woman charged after leaving dogs in car on 86-degree day in Deerfield
    The following information was taken from police reports. Deerfield A Zion woman, 53, was charged with ill treatment of a dog after two dogs left inside a parked car on an 86-degree day were reported, on July 21. The car, parked outside a business on...
  • Elgin prisoner fled during bathroom stop, report says

    Elgin prisoner fled during bathroom stop, report says
    A handcuffed prisoner who escaped from Elgin Mental Health Center custody earlier this month was being transported in a van with three security officers when he fled out the vehicle's rear door, a police report shows. Jesse Vega, 33, also identified...
  • Kevin Hunt: What? Checking Accounts That Pay Up To 3 Percent Interest

    Kevin Hunt: What? Checking Accounts That Pay Up To 3 Percent Interest
    Congratulations on putting aside the equivalent of three to six months of your salary toward the family's emergency fund. Too bad it's stashed in a rewards checking or savings account earning interest that, after a year, couldn't even buy a Green Tea...
  • Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder

    Man guilty of all charges in '94 Waukegan murder
    Hezekiah Whitfield was found guilty on all charges in connection with the murder of a Waukegan store owner in 1994. Jurors convicted Whitfield in the killing of 71-year-old Fred Reckling, a murder that was previously pinned on another man, James...
  • Lake Forest police reports: Possession of cannabis, DUI charges

    Lake Forest police reports: Possession of cannabis, DUI charges
    A 40-year-old Skokie man was arrested at 12:37 a.m. May 2 on Route 41 at Route 60. He was charged with DUI and improper lane usage. In addition, he had his license suspended for six months for not completing required blood-alcohol testing. A 60-year-old...
  • Man charged with killing wife, disabled daughter, 17, in Waukegan

    Man charged with killing wife, disabled daughter, 17, in Waukegan
    A Waukegan man has been charged with strangling his wife and disabled 17-year-old daughter before injuring himself by cutting his wrists, authorities said. Anthony Marcus, 53, was ordered held on $5 million bail at the Lake County Jail on murder...
  • Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family

    Fund established for Vernon Hills girl who survived crash that killed family
    Rinka Hirayama was a cheerful 9-year-old before the accident that took the lives of her parents and brother — and she still is, those who know her say. Rinka suffered a broken arm and internal bleeding in the crash that killed the rest of her...
  • Trial starting for 2nd man accused in '94 Waukegan killing

    Trial starting for 2nd man accused in '94 Waukegan killing
    Nearly 20 years have passed since prominent Waukegan businessman Fred Reckling was beaten to death in his appliance store. But for family, friends and former employees assembled at the Lake County courthouse Tuesday for the start of the trial of...
  • Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Grayslake police blotter: April 1

    Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Grayslake police blotter: April 1
    The following items were taken from police reports. Lake Zurich A 70-year-old Barrington man was arrested on March 24 at 12:34 p.m. in the 600 block of South Rand Road and charged with retail theft for taking $77 in merchandise. A metal door was...
  • Authorities hope one murder holds key to another

     Authorities hope one murder holds key to another
    A DNA match has given new life to the troubled investigation into Holly Staker's 1992 rape and murder, and Lake County authorities are trying to solve her killing by reinvestigating a crime committed nearly a decade later. Attorneys revealed in court...