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Judge Rules Chicago Suburb Cannot Enact Assault Weapons Ban

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Lake County judge ruled Friday that north suburban Deerfield’s assault weapons ban cannot be enforced.

The village board voted last year to ban semi-automatic assault weapons like AR-15 rifles, but gun rights advocates argued the ban violated state law.

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Village leaders say they are reviewing the decision and may appeal.

The Village of Deerfield released the following statement regarding the ruling:

“The Village of Deerfield and our legal team are closely reviewing the ruling entered today and all options available, including the right to appeal the decision to the Illinois Appellate Court. On the positive side, the judge denied the plaintiff’s claims of a takings violation and of a wildlife statute violation. With respect to the remainder of the decision, it appears that the judge focused less on Deerfield’s actions and more on the actions of the Illinois State Legislature back in 2013. The judge took issue with the way in which the State Legislature drafted the State statute, and he read into the statute a complete preemption of home rule authority to regulate assault weapons. This unprecedented interpretation of State legislative action and intent make this case ripe for appeal. We are thankful for the continued pro bono services provided by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Mr. Christopher Wilson, partner of the Chicago office of Perkins Coie. We continue to believe that these weapons have no place in our community and that our common-sense assault weapon regulations are legal and were properly enacted. In the meantime, however, we will abide by the court’s ruling and continue to not enforce our Ordinance.”

Chicago Man Allegedly Picked Up 14-Year-Old Gurnee Teen From Family’s Home And Sexually Abused Her At Libertyville Motel

CHICAGO (CBS)–A 22-year-old Chicago man was charged with sex abuse after being caught Wednesday at a motel in northwest suburban Libertyville with a 14-year-old girl from Gurnee who he allegedly had sex with, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Vincent A. Dunson, 22, was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff’s office at Doe’s Motel on the 31000 block of North Route 45 on March 20.

(Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

Police had been searching for the girl after she was reported missing by her family. Officers later found her in the motel room around 6:15 a.m. with Dunson.

An investigation, according to police, determined Dunson picked the juvenile up from her home and drove her to the motel, where he “engaged in acts of sexual penetration with the juvenile,” according to a press release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

He was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and traveling to meet a minor and is being held in jail awaiting a bond hearing.

The teenager was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and has been reunited with her family, police said.

“Preying on our most vulnerable is one of the most horrific acts one could do,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said in a statement.

Man Charged With Biting Baby Girl Because She Wouldn’t Fall Asleep

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Lake County man has been arrested for allegedly biting his 10-month-old daughter on the face and arms when she would not fall asleep.

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services notified the Lake County Sheriff of a possible child abuse case at a home in Lake Villa Township.

Sheriff’s detectives who visited the home found a 10-month-old girl who had suffered what appeared to be bite marks and bruises on her face and arms.

Daniel Martin is charged with aggravated battery to a child and domestic battery, for allegedly biting his 10-month-old daughter when she wouldn’t fall asleep. (Source: Lake County Sheriff)

Investigators determined her father, 31-year-old Daniel Martin, intentionally bit her “out of anger because the baby would not fall asleep,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement.

Martin, of the 38800 block of North Cedar Crest Drive, was arrested and charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a child, and two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery. He was being held in the Lake County Jail on $50,000 bond, and was due back in court on March 18.

Man Charged With Biting Baby Girl Because She Wouldn’t Fall Asleep

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Lake County man has been arrested for allegedly biting his 10-month-old daughter on the face and arms when she would not fall asleep.

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services notified the Lake County Sheriff of a possible child abuse case at a home in Lake Villa Township.

Sheriff’s detectives who visited the home found a 10-month-old girl who had suffered what appeared to be bite marks and bruises on her face and arms.

Daniel Martin is charged with aggravated battery to a child and domestic battery, for allegedly biting his 10-month-old daughter when she wouldn’t fall asleep. (Source: Lake County Sheriff)

Investigators determined her father, 31-year-old Daniel Martin, intentionally bit her “out of anger because the baby would not fall asleep,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement.

Martin, of the 38800 block of North Cedar Crest Drive, was arrested and charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a child, and two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery. He was being held in the Lake County Jail on $50,000 bond, and was due back in court on March 18.

Teen Charged In 2018 Crash That Killed Elderly Woman

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with traffic violations in a 2018 crash that killed a 70-year-old woman in Lake County.

Authorities said a vehicle driven by the teen crossed into the wrong lane on Route 45 in Warren Township and smashed into a car driven by Katherine Lewis of Grayslake.

The sheriff’s office said the teen from Round Lake Beach has been charged with improper lane use and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

He’s due in court in Waukegan on April 11.

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Drunk Driver Slams Into Illinois State Police Cruiser In Lake Forest

CHICAGO (CBS)–An Illinois State Police cruiser was struck by a drunk driver on Interstate 94 in north suburban Lake Forest early Friday, according to authorities.

State police said Monday that 11 police cruisers have been hit so far this year.

Before the 12th crash, on Friday, a state trooper was sitting in his squad car in the center median of the highway around at 12:24 a.m. when a white Ford Econoline van drove onto the left shoulder and struck the cruiser, according to Illinois State Police.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The driver of the van, Clyde Maki, Jr., was charged with aggravated DUI and aggravated driving with a suspended license.

(2013 booking photo: Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Maki was previously arrested for DUI arrest in 2013.

A mug shot for Maki’s new charges was not available, the sheriff’s office said.

 

 

 

Lake County Sex Offender Apprehended After 3 Months On The Run Looks Drastically Different

CHICAGO (CBS)–A northwest suburban man wanted for allegedly sexually abusing a family member was apprehended after at least three months on the run from authorities, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Barry A. Deacon, 34, of Ingleside, was arrested March 2 on an outstanding warrant for two counts of failure of a sex offender to report a change of address. He was also charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Two photos from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office taken six months apart show a drastic change in his appearance.

Convicted sex offender Barry Deacon in 2018 (Lake County Sheriff’s Department) 

(Barry Deacon was arrested March 2. Lake County Sheriff’s Office)

Deacon, a who is a registered sex offender from previous convictions including aggravated criminal sexual abuse, allegedly sexually assaulted a family member in November 2018.

A tip on Deacon’s whereabouts was provided to the Sheriff’s Office on March 2, and police arrested him without incident, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Deacon is listed as ‘non-compliant’ on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

Deacon is being held on $750,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on March 6.

Forty Percent Of Illinois Lacks Public Help Hotline , 2-1-1

CHICAGO (CBS)—In times of crisis, people may not always know where to turn.

Much of the nation uses 2-1-1 for non-emergency help, but most of the state of Illinois doesn’t have access to that service.

Kane County is trying to change that, however.

An unverified social media gun threat flooded Batavia High School and police with phone calls last February, clogging emergency lines.

In response, the City of Batavia has started to consider a solution for handling non-urgent calls.

Rick Pumo of Batavia United Way said officials were examining ways to help increase the community’s feeling of safety, including the adoption of a 2-1-1 system.

2-1-1 was instrumental for crisis communications after gas explosions in Massachusetts and hurricanes in South Carolina.

But 2-1-1 operators also handle everyday social service needs.

“2-1-1 is the number to call when you’re not sure who to call,” Pumo said.

Amy Nelson of Batavia Schools Outreach said 2-1-1 would be a useful resource for the community.

“A lot of our families in need struggle with utility help, rent assistance, financial assistance, mental health care, medical needs—all those things are able to be covered with 2-1-1.”

The call center in Bloomington trained its workers for three months on which resources are available to Kane County residents.

“Any time you search for something, there are thousands of hits showing up on your search that are noise,” Pumo said. “2-1-1 is a specialist.”

Most other states are already fully covered by 2-1-1 services.

But in Illinois, the state government doesn’t fund the service.

“The project is possible only with funding from Kane County schools, Kane County government, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley and the Dunham Fund,” Pumo said.

Superintendent of Batavia School District 101, Lisa Hichens, said disadvantaged families would find the service useful.

“Maybe 1100 students in Kane County that are homeless–it was helpful for us to be able to invest in something that would provide the most up to date resources that would be a great match for the families.”

McHenry County also has an active 2-1-1 system, while Will and Lake Counties do not.

Chicago residents have 3-1-1, a service that offers24/7 operators who take emergency calls and direct callers to the appropriate city department of partner organization.

 

 

Metra To Offer Reverse-Commute Service To Lake County

CHICAGO (AP) — Metra will soon offer express train service for people who live in Chicago and reverse-commute to work in Lake County.

The Chicago-area commuter rail agency says the new service will begin March 4 on Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line.

The two-year pilot project is a public-private partnership between Metra and Lake County governments and businesses. The groups will evenly split the $1.4 million cost of operating one reverse-commute train in both the morning and evening rush hours.

Metra says Lake County officials asked the agency to explore reverse-commute service to help companies recruit and retain employees living in Chicago and to reduce pollution and roadway congestion.

Among the Lake County companies participating in the pilot program are AbbVie, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Horizon Pharma.

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Snowfall Totals: Lake County Hit The Hardest

CHICAGO (CBS)–Snowfall between Sunday and Monday totaled close to nine inches in some areas, while other areas got an inch or two.

On the higher end of the snowfall totals for the Chicago area, Buffalo Grove had 8.7 inches, according to the National Weather Service. In Lake County, Riverwoods had 8.2 inches and Highwood had 7.8 inches.

Cook County averaged just under of 5 inches, with Palatine and Wheeling both topping off at 7 inches. O’Hare saw 4.3 inches of snow.

In McHenry County, totals reported by the National Weather Service ranged between 3.4 and 6 inches.

Up to 6 inches of snow fell in Kane County.

The Chicago area saw two periods of snow starting Sunday night before the system moved on Monday afternoon.

Lake effect snow that fell Monday morning was not included in the snowfall totals reported by the National weather Service.