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U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Update on Federal Prosecution, Ongoing Strategies To Combat Violent Crime in Chicago

CHICAGO — John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, today, Monday, November 29, 2021, provided an update on federal prosecutions and strategies to combat violent crime in Chicago and […]

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Zion Resident Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison, Convicted of Transporting Cocaine in Interstate Commerce

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering SOUTH BEND – Andre Neal, 44 years old, of Zion, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to interstate travel in […]

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Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced 20 Years in Federal Prison for Supplying Heroin To Open-Air Market on Chicago’s West Side

CHICAGO — The leader of a drug trafficking organization has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for supplying heroin to an illegal open-air market on the West Side of Chicago. He could have […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s SIG, ATF Successfully Dismantle Lake County Street Gang Operation, 10 Charged

Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg announced on Thursday, August 4, 2021, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG), a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funded task force, in conjunction with the […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group Set New Illegal Drug and Gun Seizure Records in 2020

The Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group (SIG) set records in 2020, seizing nearly $3 million worth of illegal drugs and 55 illegally possessed firearms, resulting in a total of 350 felony charges. In June […]

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Twenty-Four Suspects Charged in Joint Federal And State Investigation of 2 Violent Street Gangs on the West Side of Chicago

CHICAGO — Twenty-four individuals are facing federal charges following an investigation targeting two street gangs responsible for firearms offenses, narcotics trafficking, and violence on the West Side of Chicago. During the investigation, dubbed “Operation Full […]

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Lake County to Receive Grant Money in White House-Designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program to Control Drugs in Lake County

Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg and Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim announced Thursday June 18, 2020 that Lake County was chosen for inclusion in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program, operating under […]

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Ten Suspects Charged in Federal Investigation That Dismantled Texas-to-Chicago Drug distribution Pipeline

Federal law enforcement seized more than 14 kilograms of cocaine and 15 firearms as part of an investigation that dismantled a Texas-to-Chicago narcotics pipeline and resulted in charges against ten defendants. During the investigation, dubbed […]