| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The following information was taken from police reports.
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:46 PM
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.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:07 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:12 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
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...
| 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...