Press Releases

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Lake County Judge Convicts Man Of Attempt Murder After Unprovoked Attack

 On December 6, 2023, a bench trial concluded with a “guilty” verdict on one count of Attempt Murder, a class X felony.  Read on...


Man Sentenced To 99 Years For Shooting Two Men Outside Of Local Restaurant, Leaving One Dead

On Tuesday, November 21, 2023, a man was sentenced to a total of 99 years in the Department of Corrections for shooting two men outside a Waukegan restaurant, leaving one dead. Read on...


Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud Targeted In New Lake County State’s Attorney Budget

The new Lake County Board-approved budget will significantly reinforce Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart’s public safety initiatives, creating a “Financial Crimes Unit” targeting identity theft, credit card fraud, corporate embezzlement, wage theft, and other financial crimes. Read on...