News and information about the Lake County Sheriff
A Batavia man has been charged after police say he brandished a pistol at another driver March 11 near Wauconda.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Sheriff John D. Idleburg has been elected as vice chairman of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
Sheriff John D. Idleburg was sworn-in Dec. 1 for his second term as the sheriff of Lake County.
Legal experts say it’s incredibly difficult to prove criminal charges against a shooter’s parent or guardian. More often, they face civil lawsuits where legal standards of proof are less stringent.
Illinois’ “red-flag” law could have stopped the suspect in the Independence Day parade shooting from buying a gun or at least delayed the purchase of the weapon he’s accused of using to kill seven people and wound dozens.
The man charged with killing seven people when he unleashed a hail of bullets on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago confessed to police that he fired on the crowd, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
The latest high-profile shooting in the United States happened on July Fourth, when a gunman opened fire on parade-goers in Highland Park, in Lake County. Here are other notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 10 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the winter holiday traffic enforcement campaign.