| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
A 47-year-old Chicago woman was arrested on June 23 at 3:07 p.m. in the 600 block of North Rand Road and charged with stealing $84 in merchandise.
A water heater and two air conditioners valued at...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A Waukegan man was arrested yesterday in connection with the assault of a female jogger on the North Shore Bike Path in Libertyville earlier this month, authorities said.
Denilson Martinez-Rodriguez, a 21-year-old Honduran man living in Waukegan, has...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Steve Mills and Dan Hinkel report: More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and murdered in one of Waukegan’s most contentious criminal cases, DNA evidence from her case has been matched to a potential suspect in a......
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:17 AM
As if downed trees and flooded viaducts aren't enough, Monday night's severe storms have derailed swimming at Chicago's 27 beaches today, as well as in some North Shore communities.
The heavy rains required opening the locks in both Chicago and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:20 AM
They lifted their heads as the first round of fireworks kissed the night sky.
A year ago, my two youngest daughters, 6 and 4, stood in the Hamden Plaza parking lot, along with one of their two older sisters. Though we were a mile away from where the...
| May 29, 2014
As an international nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity has made its name helping people with financial challenges move from renting to homeownership.
The organization was one of the more prolific homebuilders during the depths of the recession, offering...
| Jun 15, 2014
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Letter to Editor
This is in response to “Improved bike routes coming to Chicago suburbs” (News, May 25).
We appreciated this article bringing attention to the connection of trails and bike routes across the region. However, it failed to...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and killed in what became one of Lake County's most contentious prosecutions, DNA evidence from her 1992 case has been matched to a potential suspect in a second slaying that took place nearly...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A Gurnee woman faces felony charges after authorities said she was responsible for defacing 20 Lake County houses of worship with red spray paint.
Meghan Heinze, 22, appeared in court this morning on charges of criminal defacement to property at a place...