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Nike probing Zion shoe malfunction that led to injury
NEW YORK — Nike says it’s investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina. But the sportswear giant says it’s an “isolated occurrence.” The Beaverton, Oregon-based company says it’s concerned and says quality and performance of its product
Snoop Dogg to headline Illinois State Fair
Ill. (KWQC) - Three acts have been announced for the Illinois State Fair this summer and the headliner will be Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg joins Dan + Shay and Pentatonix for the fair.
Lake County Gang Member Charged With Drug Possession: Sheriff
LAKE COUNTY, IL — Members of the Lake County Sheriff's Office Gang Task Force arrested a Round Lake Beach man Tuesday during a traffic stop, who the sheriff's office said is a documented street gang member. The sheriff's office said at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, task force detectives conducted a traffic st
Supreme Court rules Lake County wrongful death lawsuit can continue despite plaintiff's death
David Shaner died before a wrongful death lawsuit he filed from his wife’s death in Lake County could be resolved. Even though Shaner had no heirs and no will, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the lawsuit could continue. Exactly who could continue on with the lawsuit, though, was still
Lake County Jail Inmate Charged With Trying To Hire Hitman
WAUKEGAN, IL — A Lake County jail inmate tried to hire a hitman to kill a witness due to testify against him, authorities said. Ade Tramble, 46, of the 6300 block of North Hermitage Avenue in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, was charged Tuesday with solicitation of murder for hire following a two-m
Man accused of grabbing steering wheel to force crash that injured wife pleads not guilty
RACINE COUNTY — A Kenosha man prosecutors said caused his wife to crash their SUV into a tree has pleaded not guilty to attempted homicide charges. Justin Sampsel, 39, was in court Thursday, Feb. 21 for his preliminary hearing, which he waived. An arraignment was then held, and he pleaded not guilty
Undercover Lake County detective foils inmate's plot to hire hit man, sheriff says
For two months, authorities say, a 45-year-old Chicago man sat in Lake County jail and allegedly worked at hiring a hit man to take care of a witness in connection with his home-invasion charges, but the hit man was an undercover detective.
Chick-fil-A opens in Pleasant Prairie, first 100 customers receive free meals for a year
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (CBS 58) – Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in Pleasant Prairie Thursday morning. The first 100 customers who camped out before the opening were awarded free meals for a year.
Scratch off winners won’t get paid in Illinois, for now
Due to equipment upgrades, winners of scratch off Illinois lottery tickets will have to wait a bit. Because they won’t get paid immediately, as is typical for that style of ticket.
Metra Launching New Reverse Commute Service to Lake County Next Month
Thanks to a deal between Metra and Lake County businesses and governments, traveling from Chicago to the North Shore for work is about to become more convenient. A two-year reverse-commute service pilot kicks off on March 4 on the Milwaukee District North Line, Metra announced today. The first phase
Associate judge vacancy in Lake County Circuit Court draws 23 applicants
A total of 23 attorneys, from local prosecutors and defense attorneys to private-practice lawyers, have filed for an associate judge opening in Lake County Circuit Court. Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena announced the candidate list Thursday after being given the information from the Administrative Office o
Medical marijuana growers are lobbying for licenses that also would allow them to control supply of recreational pot in Illinois
Medical marijuana growers, once banned from making political contributions, are now spending money to influence the expected legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois in an effort to keep that market to themselves — at least temporarily.
Online threat leads to lockdown at three Waukegan public school buildings
A lockdown was put in place Wednesday for Waukegan High School’s Washington Campus after the school received a threat through social media early in the school day. According to Waukegan police, an unsubstantiated threat to the school was being investigated after the department was notified by Waukeg
Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up
ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.
CDC Reports Chronic Wasting Disease In Central Illinois
CDC Reports Chronic Wasting Disease In Central Illinois. (Washington, D.C.) — The CDC is confirming CWD in central Illinois. Federal regulators yesterday released a list of counties with confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease. The list comes with a warning that people should not eat any meat fro
Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget
An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.
Hiker stuck in quicksand at least 10 hours at Zion National Park before rescue
SPRINGDALE, Utah -- In the span of two days, an Arizona man got stuck in quicksand for hours and then had to spend the night coping with a winter storm before being rescued. The ordeal began Saturday as 34-year-old Ryan Osmunm and his girlfriend, Jessica McNeil, were hiking at Zion National Park in
Woman, 70, reported missing from Illinois Medical District found safe
A 70-year-old woman who went missing Monday from the Illinois Medical District on the Near West Side has been “safely located.” Gwendolyn Pippens was last seen near University of Illinois Hospital, which is located at 1740 W. Taylor St., according to Chicago police. She may need medical attention.
Jussie Smollett attack: Prosecutors speaking with Smollett's attorneys, police say
CHICAGO -- Prosecutors are speaking with Jussie Smollett's attorneys as part of their investigation into an alleged attack on the "Empire" actor, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Wednesday to ABC News.
Waukegan police officers, dispatch crew honored for assisting suicidal woman
Waukegan’s emergency dispatch came across a serious situation in early December where a woman called around 1:40 a.m. to report her 17-year-old sister was threatening suicide and was going to stand in front of a train.