Jamie L. Jones, a 29-year-old of the 1800 block of Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake Beach, remains a suspect in a homicide investigation. On July 2, 2017, the Round Lake Beach police department was notified of the death of 6-year-old Carl Rice Jr. of Round Lake Beach. The death was originally believed to have occurred in the Chicago Police Department Jurisdiction. However, further investigation revealed that the death had occurred in Round Lake Beach. The subsequent investigation revealed that while in Round Lake Beach, Jones caused injuries to Rice while at their home in the 1800 Block of Cedar Lake Rd, that Rice passed away while in Round Lake Beach, and that Jones then took Rice and her other child aboard the train to Chicago to visit relatives. While in Chicago, other family membe
Mayor Richard H. Hill elected to serve as a Vice President on the statewide organization’s Board of Directors The Illinois Municipal League (IML) elected new officers and members to the Board of Directors, at its 104th Annual Conference, held September 21-23 at the Hilton Chicago and attended by more than 2,000 local elected and appointed officials. On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the IML membership unanimously elected Belleville Mayor Mark W. Eckert to serve a one-year term as president. Also elected during the conference were Mayor Michael J. Inman of Macomb as First Vice President and Mayor Leon Rockingham, Jr. of North Chicago, as Second Vice President. In addition to the officers, 36 Vice Presidents were elected to serve a one-year term on the statewide organization’s Boa
Wilde is the 4th Round Lake Beach Officer to attend On Friday, September 15, 2017, Deputy Chief Wayne Wilde graduated from the 10-week long FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia. His class consisted of 224 students, 22 of whom were from other countries. The FBI National Academy began in 1935 and is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities. The 10-week program—which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science—serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforce
Thanks to Operation Homefront and JPMorgan Chase Chicagoland native Ronald Tarasiewicz was so moved by the attacks of 9/11 during grade school that as soon as he finished high school, he was ready to join the military and give back to the community. He also wanted a positive change that would afford him a better life and opportunity. Born in Oak Park and raised in Berwyn, Illinois, Ronald joined the Army in 2007. As a sergeant, Ronald served as a team leader in human resources. His duties included providing administrative support to an assigned infantry battalion. He would also coordinate schedules and trainings with his battalion commander and sergeant major. In 2009, he was deployed to Afghanistan. After serving for five years, he was honorably discharged in 2012 and suffers from pos
On Saturday, April 23rd 2016, the Village of Round Lake Beach held a meeting regarding the ongoing property inspections within the Village to ensure that all properties meet basic building and property codes. The Systematic Inspection Program details were presented by RLB Deputy Police Chief Michael Scott along with Code Enforcement Officer Yvonne Steward and Director of Inspection Services Margaret Sparr. The presentation consisted of several slides showing code violations as examples. Those in attendance were invited to ask any questions during the meeting which lasted approximately two hours. Some of the main issues mentioned were tall grass, waste containers left at the street or not properly stored, vehicles parked on grass or with expired tags, debris accumulation, fencing and
On Sunday, June 7, 2015, the Round Lake Beach Police Department once again participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. This video shows the officers who participated this year accepting the Torch from the Lake Villa Police Department at Route 83 and Monaville Road and carrying it to Route 83 and Shorewood Drive where they handed it off to the Grayslake Police Department. The RLBPD officers who participated were Commander Michael Barr, Commander Wayne Wilde, Detective Gardiner Wade, and Officer Dave Duncan. Also running with the officers and carrying the Torch was Commander Wilde's son. When they approached Rollins Road it started to sprinkle a little but by the time they reached the entrance to Avon School it was coming down pretty heavy. My o...