Lake County News Sun http://newssun.suntimes.com Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) http://newssun.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/newssun.gif Lake County News Sun http://newssun.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Trial begins Monday for man charged in 1994 murder ]]> Lead story image

The trial of a man charged with killing Waukegan business owner Fred Reckling 20 years ago is set to begin Monday, marking the second time prosecutors will try to find justice for Reckling and his family. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:17:52 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26906061-418/trial-begins-monday-for-man-charged-in-1994-murder.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26906061-418/trial-begins-monday-for-man-charged-in-1994-murder.html <![CDATA[ Plea deal in the works for ex-teacher charged with sex abuse ]]> Lead story image

Negotiations to iron out a plea deal for Amber Kraus, a former Grant High School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student in her home, appear to be moving forward. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:17:27 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26903723-418/plea-deal-in-the-works-for-ex-teacher-charged-with-sex-abuse.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26903723-418/plea-deal-in-the-works-for-ex-teacher-charged-with-sex-abuse.html <![CDATA[ Ex-cop may have had permit to carry weapon into golf event ]]>

Felony charges against a man arrested for attempting to bring a gun into a golf championship in Lake Forest could be dropped if his attorney can prove claims that he had a permit to carry a gun as a former officer. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:17:39 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26903058-418/ex-cop-may-have-had-permit-to-carry-weapon-into-golf-event.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26903058-418/ex-cop-may-have-had-permit-to-carry-weapon-into-golf-event.html <![CDATA[ Gurnee man charged with sexually assaulting girls for years ]]> Lead story image

The owner of a Gurnee business is behind bars on a $500,000 bond after he was charged with sexually assaulting two girls over a period of 20 years. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:42:18 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26904388-418/gurnee-man-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-girls-for-years.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26904388-418/gurnee-man-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-girls-for-years.html <![CDATA[ Juvenile shot, killed in North Chicago alley ]]>

North Chicago police are reporting that a juvenile was shot and killed in an alley Wednesday night. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:42:28 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26901547-418/juvenile-shot-killed-in-north-chicago-alley.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26901547-418/juvenile-shot-killed-in-north-chicago-alley.html <![CDATA[ Waukegan officers injured during domestic violence call ]]> Lead story image

Officers responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex Wednesday that quickly morphed into a more complex case as over a dozen officers rushed to the scene. The case turned into an alleged drug-related incident. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:42:08 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26901130-418/waukegan-officers-injured-during-domestic-violence-call.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26901130-418/waukegan-officers-injured-during-domestic-violence-call.html <![CDATA[ Antioch emergency volunteer charged with battery ]]> Lead story image

An Antioch Township emergency services volunteer was charged with battery for allegedly having “inappropriate contact” with a fire station employee. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:37:57 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26880823-418/antioch-emergency-volunteer-charged-with-battery.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26880823-418/antioch-emergency-volunteer-charged-with-battery.html <![CDATA[ Million-dollar-fraud case takes police to Disney World ]]>

Officers from the Lincolnshire Police Department recently took a business trip to the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando to investigate the theft of more than $1 million from a Lincolnshire business. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:37:38 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26868010-418/million-dollar-fraud-case-takes-police-to-disney-world.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26868010-418/million-dollar-fraud-case-takes-police-to-disney-world.html <![CDATA[ Former police chief’s trial faces yet another delay ]]> Lead story image

Officials hope the theft of government funds case against former North Chicago Police Chief Michael Newsome will be concluded this summer after the latest in a series of delays has resulted in a new trial date of June 6. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:37:28 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26882599-418/former-police-chiefs-trial-faces-yet-another-delay.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26882599-418/former-police-chiefs-trial-faces-yet-another-delay.html <![CDATA[ Zion man guilty of home invasion to be sentenced May 5 ]]>

A May 5 sentencing date was set Wednesday for a Zion man charged with firing a gun into a room where a woman and children were hiding after he broke into a Gurnee hom ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:37:47 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26883509-418/zion-man-guilty-of-home-invasion-to-be-sentenced-may-5.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26883509-418/zion-man-guilty-of-home-invasion-to-be-sentenced-may-5.html <![CDATA[ Man arrested for having sawed-off shotgun, narcotic mushrooms ]]> Lead story image

A 32-year-old Lindenhurst man faces multiple charges for possessing psilocybin mushrooms, a narcotic, and a sawed-off shotgun with its serial numbers removed after a traffic stop in Antioch April 5. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:43:11 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26863108-418/man-arrested-for-having-sawed-off-shotgun-narcotic-mushrooms.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26863108-418/man-arrested-for-having-sawed-off-shotgun-narcotic-mushrooms.html <![CDATA[ Trial date set for man charged with murdering infant son ]]> Lead story image

A July 14 trial date has been set for a Chicago man charged with the murder of his 2-month-old son in Waukegan last November. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:42:19 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26863963-418/trial-date-set-for-man-charged-with-murdering-infant-son.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26863963-418/trial-date-set-for-man-charged-with-murdering-infant-son.html <![CDATA[ Man, juvenile arrested for car burglaries in Zion ]]> Lead story image

A juvenile and a 22-year-old man were arrested by Zion police last week and charged with burglarizing a number of vehicles in the city. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:42:30 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26847902-418/man-juvenile-arrested-for-car-burglaries-in-zion.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26847902-418/man-juvenile-arrested-for-car-burglaries-in-zion.html <![CDATA[ Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of 7-year-old girl ]]> Lead story image

A resident of unincorporated Gurnee, who could have been sentenced to natural life in prison, will serve between 12 and 30 years for the sexual assault of two minors last year. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:41:43 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26863761-418/man-pleads-guilty-to-sexual-assault-of-7-year-old-girl.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26863761-418/man-pleads-guilty-to-sexual-assault-of-7-year-old-girl.html <![CDATA[ Downed elevator causes delay in plea agreement ]]>

A negotiated plea agreement is being finalized for a Kenosha, Wis., man charged with animal torture and aggravated animal cruelty, attorneys indicated in Lake County Circuit Court Tuesday. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:41:53 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26863824-418/downed-elevator-causes-delay-in-plea-agreement.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26863824-418/downed-elevator-causes-delay-in-plea-agreement.html <![CDATA[ Zion man charged with possession of child pornography ]]> Lead story image

A 48-year-old Zion man was arrested after Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Lake County State’s Attorney’s investigators initiated a child pornography investigation. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:48:47 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26847693-418/zion-man-charged-with-possession-of-child-pornography.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/crime/26847693-418/zion-man-charged-with-possession-of-child-pornography.html