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Tribune reporterThe Illinois Tollway said today it will implement a new policy requiring that all violation notices be mailed within 90 days of a tollway user's third violation. Previously the tollway would sometimes not send out such notices out for years when backlogs...
Chicago TribuneRecordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband. After quarreling with her husband and...
Two former high-ranking law enforcement officers in Lake County, Illinois are now teaching police to be "lead homicide investigators," even though both men have been called out for questionable interrogation tactics. In 1992, Former Waukegan police...
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Tribune reporterA submarine under construction will be named the USS Illinois, the Secretary of the Navy announced today. One of five Virginia-class attack submarines being built in Newport News, Va., the USS Illinois would be the second ship named after the state,...
Tribune reporterLongtime Arlington Park horse jockey Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr. was found dead in a garage fire in Long Grove, according to his family. Lake County authorities said the body was burned beyond recognition and declined to confirm the victim's identity...
Nearly 20 years after he was imprisoned, Juan Rivera walked out of Stateville Correctional Center and into a throng of jubilant family members Friday evening after he was exonerated in the murder of a Waukegan baby sitter. His release came less than...
Tags: DNA, Murder, Chemical Industry, Crime, Law and Justice, Trials
Chicago TribuneJereme Richmond, the Waukegan basketball phenom whose rise was derailed by college struggles and a criminal case, received 18 months of probation today after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon, his attorney said. The Lake County court...
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Tribune reporterA 39-year-old Volo man died Friday night in a snowmobile accident in Wauconda. The man hit a cable gate just east of the intersection of Fairfield Road and West Lake Fairfield Lane (north of Gossel Road) in Wauconda about 9:50 p.m. on Friday, according...
Ending nearly 20 years in custody, Juan Rivera walked out of prison today hours after authorities said they will not challenge an appellate court’s reversal of his murder conviction in the 1992 slaying of 11-year-old babysitter Holly Staker....
Tags: Litigation, DNA, Chemical Industry, Murder, Criminal Laws
Tribune reportersIn taking the rare step of throwing out Juan Rivera's rape and murder conviction and barring prosecutors from taking him to trial again, the Illinois Appellate Court delivered a stinging rebuke to the Lake County criminal justice system, which has come...
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