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  • 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...
  • Habitat for Humanity builds its image on Michigan Avenue

    Habitat for Humanity builds its image on Michigan Avenue
    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...
  • I have a humble suggestion how Waukegan High School students can fill their five-second moment of silence.

    I have a humble suggestion how Waukegan High School students can fill their five-second moment of silence.
    Ever since the Illinois General Assembly passed a law in 2007 mandating a “moment of silence” to begin each classroom day in public schools I’ve been informally collecting reports from students, parents and teachers about how this vague,...
  • DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later

    DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later
    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...
  • No surprise here, but yes, Juan Rivera was innocent.

     
    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......
  • Fish Tales: Anglers' rewards come in all shapes and sizes

    Landing the big one counts, but anglers’ rewards come in all shapes and sizes For many Midwesterners, fishing is a labor of love and longevity, a passed-down-through-generations ritual of patience and promise. Whether their fishing hole is as...
  • Wilmette promotes first woman police officer to supervisory role

    Wilmette promotes first woman police officer to supervisory role
    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...
  • Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: Jan. 28

    Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: Jan. 28
    The following items were taken from police reports: Glenview A 43-year-old Wheeling woman was arrested on the 2600 block of Willow Road on Jan. 21 for not having a valid driver's license and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. A 26-year-...
  • Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: Feb. 3

    Glenview, Northbrook police blotter: Feb. 3
    The following items were taken from police reports: Glenview A 19-year-old Wilmette man was arrested on the 2500 block of East Lake Avenue on Jan. 21 and charged with criminal damage to property after an investigation into a Dec. 29 incident on the...
  • Lake Co. man charged in 8 North Shore armed robberies

    Lake Co. man charged in 8 North Shore armed robberies
    A Grayslake man has been charged in an armed robbery spree across the North Shore that authorities say netted him more than $1,700 over the course of 10 days last August. Leroy Regan, 38, was indicted this week on federal charges related to eight...
  • Man charged after threat closes SOS office in Waukegan

    Man charged after threat closes SOS office in Waukegan
    A Zion man has been charged in connection with the Thursday morning closing of the Waukegan office of the Illinois secretary of state after he allegedly walked into the facility with a box, put it down and shouted threatening statements, authorities said....