| May 14, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Potentially adding another prosecution to a series of cases sunk by DNA evidence, Lake County prosecutors have said they do not plan to retry Bennie Starks on rape charges from 1986, according to defense lawyers who received the news today.
| May 15, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Lake County prosecutors have dropped rape charges against Bennie Starks, who spent 20 years in prison before DNA pointed away from him.
Assistant State's Attorney Jim Newman appeared at a brief hearing and dropped the sexual assault charges.
"He is a...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:32 AM
A Waukegan man has been charged with homicide in connection with the death of a Wauconda man by a heroin overdose this week, police said.
Douglas E. Moses, 40, of the 600 block of Avenue, was arrested Friday and was charged with drug-induced homicide,...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Ten days after announcing murder charges against a man whose DNA matched blood found at the scene of a 1994 slaying at a Waukegan appliance store, a Lake County prosecutor asked a judge today for more time to do paperwork before dropping the charges...
| May 29, 2012
| 12:06 PM
After spending 16 years in prison for a murder that authorities now say he did not commit, James Edwards today was cleared of the 1994 killing of a Waukegan appliance store owner.
At a hearing in Lake County Circuit Court this morning, Assistant State&...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Highland Park police are investigating whether an 18-year-old was “huffing” from compressed gas canisters or similar intoxicants before she crashed her father’s car into a family on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl.
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:28 PM
A former Lake County Fair director was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the driveway of his home in unincorporated Lake County Friday morning, officials announced Monday.
Harry Dahms, 68, of the 14000 block of Russell Road, was the victim...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Ray Bradbury, the science fiction genius, has died at age 91. He wrote classics such as “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451,” as well as dozens of fantastic short stories. My personal favorite was “Something Wicked...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury, whose imagination yielded classic books such as "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes," has died at 91, his publisher said Wednesday.
Bradbury "died peacefully, last night, in...