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Lake County Illinois

State Senator Arrested Over Dispute With Neighbor

Posted 06.13.2012 | Chicago

Illinois State Senator Suzanne "Suzi" Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) is in trouble with the law again, but for the first time an altercation between the repre...

County Changes Its Tune On Civil Unions After Couple Turned Away

Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times Lake County has reversed its policy of denying civil union licenses to same-sex couples who t...

A Prosecutor's True Calling

David Protess | Posted 02.11.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Wrongful convictions occur because prosecutors forget that their mandate "in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done," as the United States Supreme Court has decided.

State Senator Reportedly Bit Husband In Second Domestic Incident In Six Weeks

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

First-year Republican Illinois State Senator Suzanne "Suzi" Schmidt was involved in her second domestic dispute call in just over a month at the Lake ...

Suburban Woman Jailed Over 'Offensive' T-Shirt

Lake County News Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Round Lake Park woman was held in contempt and jailed for two days for the message on her T-shirt. The message was: "I own the (female body part...

WATCH: Metra Releases Haunting Video Of Train Striking Woman, Child

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday, a 34-year-old woman carrying her 1-year-old goddaughter attempted to run across Metra tracks to beat an oncoming train in North Chicago. ...