Lake County News Sun Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us (Editor) Lake County News Sun 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ All lanes of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville to close May 2 ]]> Lead story image

Milwaukee Avenue traffic will take a big hit on May 2 when all lanes of traffic will be closed for emergency repair work on the railroad crossing in downtown Libertyville. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:39:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jail inmate who killed himself had ‘dozens’ of cuts on body ]]> Lead story image

A Lake County Jail inmate who hanged himself on Friday had cuts, likely from a razor, all over his body — some as recent as one to three days before his death — according to autopsy results released this week, raising questions about why sheriff’s officials did not find him to be a risk to himself prior to his suicide. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:49:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Blood, bone marrow-registry drive aims to help kids with cancer ]]> Lead story image

The solution to 5-year-old Ava Lee’s health challenge could be on the other side of the world, but her mother’s coworkers are searching the northwest suburbs, too. Ava will be one of three Lincolnshire-area children who could benefit from an upcoming blood and bone-marrow-registry drive April 26 at Daniel Wright Junior High in Lincolnshire. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:49:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Waukegan may put restrictions on personal watercraft on beach ]]> Lead story image

With Memorial Day weekend a month away, Waukegan City Council’s Lakefront/Beach Committee conducted its inaugural meeting on Monday, April 21, to address issues like personal watercraft operating in the swimming area of Municipal Beach. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:49:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Dog-killer sentenced to 3 1/2 years for ‘horrific crime’ ]]> Lead story image

Following an emotional hearing on Martin Keller’s anger-fueled killing of a dog in Lake Villa, the Kenosha, Wis., man was sentenced to three and a half years in prison Tuesday for animal torture under a plea deal accepted by a Lake County Circuit Court judge. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:39:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ Prosecutors claim DNA samples tie man to murder ]]> Lead story image

DNA samples of blood taken from Fred Reckling’s stolen Lincoln Town Car match the Chicago man charged with the Waukegan business owner’s murder, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday as the trial of Hezekiah Whitfield got underway. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:38:44 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man sentenced to 30 months probation for sex assault ]]> Lead story image

A former North Chicago man charged with sexually assaulting two students at Lake Forest High School, where he worked with drama students, was sentenced to 30 months of felony probation under a plea deal approved Tuesday. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:38:54 -0500 <![CDATA[ Judge refuses plea deal in case of sex abuse of a minor ]]> Lead story image

A Lake County Circuit Court judge refused to approve a plea deal presented Tuesday for a 75-year-old Lake Villa man charged with the aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor. ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:39:44 -0500