Varghese Philip, convicted attempted murder and aggravated battery (SOURCE: Lake County State's Attorney's Office)
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Guilty Verdict in Attempted Murder Trial: Prosecutors Praise Victim That Was Beaten After She Turned Down Romantic Advances

(Lake County, IL) – A Waukegan man who severely beat a woman after she turned down his romantic advances was convicted of both attempted murder and aggravated battery by a jury in Lake County Circuit […]

Israel Suaste-Gonzalez, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault (SOURCE: Lake County State's Attorney's Office)
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Special Kind of Depravity: Special Education Worker Gets 24 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea to Sexual Assault of Student

(Lake County, IL) – A Mundelein area man was sentenced late Tuesday afternoon to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a special needs student while he was employed at the Special Education District of […]

Aaron C. Cornelius, suspect of Indecent Solicitation of a Child (Lake County Sheriff's Office)
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Male Suspect from Wonder Lake Arrested, Charged with Indecent Solicitation, after Traveling to Meet “14-Year-Old” Girl in Sting

On Monday, August 9, 2021, a male resident of Wonder Lake was arrested for indecent solicitation of a child. Aaron C. Cornelius, age 36, of the block of 4200 East Wonder Lake Drive, Wonder Lake, […]

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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 […]

Timothy D.Triplett, Jr, homicide suspect (SOURCE: Lake County State's Attorney's Office)
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Pro Se Request As Lake County State’s Attorney Files Notice to Seek Life Sentence in Beach Park Double Homicide

A Waukegan resident, Timothy D. Triplett, Jr., pleaded not guilty Tuesday, June 8, 2021, to multiple counts of first-degree murder; and was told that the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office has given notice that it […]

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Former Vernon Hills Deputy Chief of Police Patrick Zimmerman Indicted by Grand Jury on Official Misconduct, Theft Charges

Today, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced that a Grand Jury indicted former Vernon Hills Deputy Chief of Police Patrick Zimmerman on two felony counts of official misconduct and two […]

Eric Rinehart, as candidate for Lake County State's Attorney
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Republican Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim Loses Election Night Lead; Concedes Victory to Eric Rinehart

Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 conceded victory to Democratic challenger Eric Rinehart after recent votes processed after Election Day took away the Gurnee Republican’s lead and put him further […]

Murder suspect Samuel William Legg III booking photo
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Homicide Suspect Living in Arizona Charged in 20 Year-Old Homicide Case in Russell in Lake County

The Lake County Sheriff’s announced Wednesday July 29, 2020 that through a collaborative effort with multiple law-enforcement entities, law officers accomplished the arrest and capture of suspected serial killer Samuel William Legg III, 52, of […]

Hunter Grabowski, vehicle burglary suspect
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Lake Barrington Burglar Arrested, Evidence Recovered from Burglaries in Lake, McHenry, and Cook Counties

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives, on Wednesday January 8, 2020, arrested a Lake Barrington male suspect in connection with numerous burglaries. Members of the Sheriff’s Warrants Team served an arrest warrant on Hunter Grabowski, […]

Wayman G. Vela, suspect Domestic Battery of a Child
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LCSO: Round Lake Police Officer Charged with Domestic Battery of a Child; Caused Injuries to 5 Year-Old Girl’s Lower Back

On April 5, 2019, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to meet a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) agent. The DCFS agent was investigating an incident where a mandated […]

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Former State Rep. Nick Sauer Pleads Not Guilty to Criminal Charges of Nonconsensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images

Former state Rep. Nick Sauer pleaded not guilty Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to criminal charges alleging he posted nude images of two women online without their consent. Nick Sauer, age 36, of Lake Barrington, showed […]

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Former Member of Illinois House of Representatives Representing 51st District in Lake County Charged with Posting Sexual Images

Nick Sauer, a former member of the Illinois House of Representative, representing the 51st District in southwest Lake County has been indicted on 12 felony counts of disseminating private sexual images. The charges are Class […]