| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Almost 11 years ago, Ruben Contreras fled to Mexico after authorities said he dumped the body of his estranged wife in a forest preserve.
It took a Lake County jury 90 minutes Thursday to convict the former Libertyville man of first-degree murder in her...
| Jul 28, 2013
During an interrogation that stretched for more than 24 hours, James Edwards confessed to three murders, Waukegan detectives said, enough to make him a serial killer.
He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in two of the slayings — the...
| Mar 25, 2013
As early as kindergarten, all students in Illinois could be engaged in science and engineering practices, from analyzing data to defining problems and designing solutions.
By high school they'd be deep into engineering design and investigating solutions...
| Mar 19, 2013
Q: Can you please tell me the difference between powdered vanilla and liquid vanilla. Is one stronger? Can you only use the powdered for cooking? I ruined a "no cook" icing recipe using the powdered form and have been afraid to use it ever since. Also are...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Iconic science-fiction author Ray Bradbury lived in Los Angeles for almost 80 years, but his books are heading back to his birthplace, Waukegan, Ill. His personal book collection will go the Waukegan Public Library.
Bradbury lived in Waukegan until he...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
The ringleader of four people accused of beating and torturing to death a Lake County man pleaded guilty to murder today.
Roberto Guzman, 25, of Waukegan, described in a statement in court how he planned the revenge killing of fellow Waukegan resident...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd has reversed his office’s ruling from “undetermined” to “homicide” in the case of a man who died after North Chicago police restrained him, hit him with batons and shocked him with a Taser....
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A judge set bail today at $50,000 for a long-time Benedictine monk accused of trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in far north suburban Antioch this week.
Thomas M. Chmura, 57, of the 12600 block of 224th Avenue in Benet Lake, Wis., appeared in Lake...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A 37-year-old man wanted on a warrant for a shooting and on parole for robbery has been charged after he holed himself up in his home prompting authorities to release gas into the building in a failed attempt to make him come out on his own after a nearly...
| Jun 23, 2013
It’s finally camping season. But before you pack up your car and head to the campgrounds, there are a few things you need to know to make sure this trip goes off without a hitch.
The first rule of camping is to leave all your technology behind,...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In order to facilitate the growth of community and (I hope) promote somewhat more civil exchanges, I’m starting an occasional feature in which regulars tell us a bit more about themselves. Commenter ID: Wendy Real name: Wendy Clark Gender: Female......