The trial of a Zion man charged with sexually assaulting a 20-year-old Waukegan woman began Tuesday with details of a party at a Waukegan apartment. Christopher Colin, 24, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, involving a victim that prosecutors said was unable to consent.
Aug. 19 5:08 p.m. |
A pretrial hearing date of Sept. 30 has been set for Anthony Marcus of Waukegan, charged with first-degree murder in connection with the June strangulation deaths of his wife and daughter. While a trial date is currently scheduled for October, both prosecutors and defense attorneys indicated Tuesday that the trial will not move forward that quickly.
Aug. 19 3:27 p.m. |
Reader submission: “Thank you for your thoughtful article concerning the children who are coming here from Honduras. The parents of these children want only what is best for them. As do all good parents. Let’s give these children a chance to thrive and grow.”
Aug. 19 2:20 p.m. |
Attorneys are still waiting for a psychiatric evaluation of an Antioch man charged with killing his wife and mother last October. Billy Varner, 55, has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of first-degree murder and concealing a homicide for allegedly killing his wife with a machete and then suffocating his mother.
Aug. 19 1:33 p.m. |
A fire over the weekend caused $100,000 worth of damage and destroyed Gurnee Donuts in the strip mall on the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Grand avenues.
Aug. 18 6:23 p.m. |
A 65-year-old North Chicago woman was able to get her mother and a 2-year-old out of a burning house Monday afternoon without injury.
Aug. 18 6:20 p.m. |
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office/Warrants Division are asking for help in locating Roberto Aranda, who is wanted for driving on a revoked license and driving under the influence.
Ground-breaking on the new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital building isn’t scheduled until Friday, but the build-up within the hospital system itself is already under way.
Aug. 18 3:42 p.m. |
The company that owns Vista Medical Center in Waukegan says a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. Hospital operator Community Health Systems said no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June.
Aug. 18 3:40 p.m. |
Reader submission: “I believe a red light camera should be put in at the intersection of Stearns School Road and Route 41. There are accidents there all the time and the traffic is backed up. It might be a state highway but it doesn’t matter because something needs to be done.”
Aug. 18 3:30 p.m. |
EDITORIAL: Waukegan 4th Ward Ald. Harold Beadling does not like the state’s Smoke-Free Illinois Act and his solution is to just ignore the law. Although his objection was rebutted 5-to-4 in a City Council vote last week to authorize police to ticket violators, consider the larger issue: It’s the law of the entire State of Illinois.
The Nine-Hole Women’s Golf League at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan held its two-day club-championship tournament recently, and Doris Turman and Robin McFarland Kilbane were the big winners.
Watched a bit of the Little League Softball World Series being played in Oregon on TV station ESPN and likely will tune in to catch a few innings of the Little League Baseball World Series.
Aug. 16 9 a.m. |