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Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in New Sex Assault Case

A wanted sex offender has been arrested, authorities said. Barry A. Deacon, 34, who is accused of sexually assaulting a female relative last fall, was arrested at his former home in the 35600 block of North Greenleaf Avenue in Ingleside on March 2. A tipster alerted the Lake County Sheriff’s Department to the fact that […]

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Proposal 23: What will become of high school football rivalries?

The IHSA recently announced the passage of Proposal 23 by the state’s member schools that in 2021 will eliminate the current conferences that exist for football (goodbye Mid-Suburban League, Fox Valley, East Suburban Catholic, North Suburban, Central Suburban, West Suburban, DuPage Valley, Upstate Eight, and all the rest). Instead, newly formed districts that are based […]

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Leading Autism Authority to Speak at College of Lake County

Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown will share information on how to help autistic children success in college during the March 13 presentation.

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Nicor Gas Breaks Historic Gas Delivery Records During Polar Vortex

During the record-breaking cold weather in the Midwest last week, Nicor Gas broke some of its own records, delivering the most natural gas in a single day. Nicor Gas delivered more than 4.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas to its 2.2 million customers throughout northern Illinois. This is the single largest delivery of natural […]

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RLB Resident Charged After Resisting Arrest and Attempt to Disarm Officer

Offender:  Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente, 30 years old, of the 900 Block of N. Kenilworth Dr, Round Lake Beach On February 17, 2019, at 7:59 pm. our department received a call for a well-being check regarding a truck that was parked in the middle of the road in the 900 Block of Kenilworth.  The responding officer […]

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Embattled Florida sheriff suspended over handling of 2018 Parkland school shooting

Florida’s new governor Ron DeSantis has suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over his department’s much-maligned response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last February — which took the lives of 17 students and staff — and installed the county’s first African-American sheriff, former Coral Springs police sergeant Gregory Tony, according to official […]

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Sandy Hook shooting victims families win legal victory against InfoWars, Alex Jones

Six families of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School won a legal victory Friday in their fight against controversial radio and internet personality Alex Jones. A judge in Connecticut has granted the families’ discovery requests, allowing them access to, among other things, Infowars’ internal marketing and financial documents. The judge has scheduled a hearing […]

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Winter storm delivering snow to Midwest with East Coast up next

A major winter storm has developed in the central U.S. and is set to makes its way east Saturday, targeting more of the Midwest, the Ohio River Valley — and eventually the East Coast., The storm has already claimed at least three lives as a result of car accidents in Missouri, according to the state’s […]

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Paul Whelan made for a convenient target for Russian intelligence: Ex-officials

In the days following American Paul Whelan’s arrest in Moscow on espionage charges, suggestive details began to emerge about his past. A tainted military background. A career in corporate security. Curious communications on a Russian social media platform. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that “unfortunately” he could not comment on the allegations against […]

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Government shutdown becomes the longest in US history

The 22-day partial government shutdown became the longest shutdown in United States history, breaking a record from 1996 on Saturday. President Donald Trump and Congress continue to dispute funding for a wall at the southern border, a proposal backed by the president. Meanwhile, nearly 800,000 federal workers are affected — many of them missed their […]

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Julian Castro, former Obama official, launches 2020 presidential bid

Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and housing chief during the Obama administration, formally announced on Saturday that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Introduced by his mother, local activist Rosie Castro, he said the country was going through a crisis of leadership under President Donald Trump.

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches 10 communications satellites

Using its Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX on Friday launched the final group of next generation communication satellites, known as Iridium NEXT, completing a decade-long project. The 10 satellites, which are part of a 75-piece constellation, were launched at 10:31 a.m. ET from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. They began their orbit an hour […]

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Woman who allegedly struck, killed manicurist after skipping out on $35 bill arrested

The woman who allegedly hit and killed a manicurist after skipping out on her $35 bill has been arrested, according to police. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced that Krystal Whipple, 21, was arrested in Glendale, Arizona, Friday morning after investigators learned about her whereabouts. Whipple’s mother, Sharon Whipple, and grandmother, Carol Whipple, told […]

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That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds

A Trump-inspired GoFundMe campaign that raised $20 million to ostensibly to build a wall on the southern U.S. border will refund every cent. Run by Brian Kolfage, a veteran with a track record of questionable business practices, the project defied all logistical considerations with its proposal for a “simple and straightforward” plan to build the […]

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Trump visits border, says he probably will declare emergency if no deal on wal

His trip came on the Day 20 of a partial government shutdown triggered by the president’s demand that Congress pay for a wall, which Democrats refuse to do. During a roundtable discussion at the border patrol station in McAllen, the president again contended – falsely — that he never said Mexico was going to provide […]

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Bernie Sanders apologizes to women on his staff harassed during 2016 campaign

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders apologized Thursday to women who say they were harassed while working on his 2016 presidential campaign.

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