Thursday, April 11, 2013
Enforcement results have been released in a multi-jurisdictional hand-held cell phone use while driving education and enforcement traffic safety initiative on the North Shore.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, April 11
A joint effort of police departments in Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Waukegan and Winnteka to enforce a ban against drivers operating hand-held cell phones netted more than 300 citations from April 1-5, reported the Deerfield Police Department. These communities, along with Chicago and Evanston, each have similar local ordinances which restrict the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle. Exemptions apply for reporting police, fire or medical emergencies. Police warn that the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle greatly compromises public safety and increases the risk of a traffic crash. In addition to enforcing hand-held cell phone use while driving restrictions, these police departments also …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Area police departments including Lake Forest, Deerfield and Highland Park will increase enforcement of local ordinances restricting the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 20
The police departments of Lake Forest, Deerfield, Highland Park, Waukegan and Winnetka will join forces Monday, April 1, to conduct on-going education and enforcement pertaining to the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Exemptions apply for reporting police, fire or medical emergencies. In addition to enforcing their community’s ordinance restricting the use of hand-held cell phones while driving, area police officers will actively increase enforcement of the state law, which restricts the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving in a posted school speed zone or construction zone. Violations for the state restriction carry an enhanced fine. Currently, 10 states have a statewide restriction in place on all hand-held cell phone …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Hundreds of people joined police officers and student groups from Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Deerfield and Highland Park to take the Polar Plunge.
Why would someone get in a bathing suit in March and jump into near freezing Lake Michigan waters? That is exactly what hundreds of people from Lake Forest, Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Bannockburn and beyond did Saturday at Lake Bluff’s Sunrise Beach and they had a good reason. Earlier: Polar Plunge Is a Day at the Lake Bluff Beach They were raising money to benefit the Special Olympics. Specifically, it was the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge which is why the first wave of divers included Lake Forest Police Chief Jim Held, Bannockburn Chief Ron Price and members of their departments. “I’ve done this for eight years,” Price said of the 15-year-old event. “We raised $2,000 for the Special Olympics from Bannockburn.” In …
Monday, February 11, 2013
From December of last year through February, a skimming device was allegedly attached to the lobby ATM at the Lake Forest Northern Trust Branch, according to police.
The information below comes from the Lake Forest Police Department. The Lake Forest Police Department, in cooperation with Northern Trust Bank, is currently investigating a fraud involving multiple customer accounts. It is believed that from approximately December 2012 through February 2013 a skimming device was attached to the lobby ATM at the Northern Trust Branch located at 265 East Deerpath, Lake Forest. During this time, it appears the device was used to record the account numbers and/or PIN numbers of customers using this ATM. Subsequently, the compromised account numbers were used to make fraudulent withdrawals at numerous Chicago‐area ATMs. The Lake Forest Police Department has begun taking reports from individual Lake Forest …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A two car crash occurred at Route 41 and Old Elm Road on Wednesday.
The information below comes from the Lake Forest Police Department. A two car crash occurred at Route 41 and Old Elm Road on Wednesday, according to the Lake Forest Police Department. A car turning left from westbound Old Elm to southbound Route 41 was struck by a second car going northbound on Route 41. The northbound car disobeyed the red light on Route 41 at Old Elm, witnessess told the Lake Forest Police. The driver, a 27 year-old male from Chicago, was cited for disobeying a red light. The turning driver, a 68 year-old male from Lake Forest, was transported by Lake Forest Fire Department paramedics to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed due to damage.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Carol Jacobs is being charged with theft (class 4 felony) after stealing over $20,000 worth of jewelry.
A North Chicago woman who was working as a nanny in Lake Forest is being charged with class 4 felony theft for stealing jewelry from her employer's home, according to Lake Forest Police reports. The report states that Carol Jacobs, 52, was cooperative with officers and admitted to stealing approximately 24 pieces of jewelry over several weeks. She had been pawning the pieces at several pawnshops and cash for gold locations throughout Lake County, predominately at Mr. Oro’s in Waukegan. The total loss so far is around $20,000, police said. Detective Mark Senger said a couple of other people have come forward to say that she had worked for them in the past, and they had found things missing from their homes. Jacobs’ bond is set at $10,000 …