WLIP Voice of Lake County Update 2/20/18

Zion Woman ID’ed as Shooting Victim
Vander Tuuk 2-20-18

(Zion, IL) A Zion woman was identified Monday as the victim of a fatal shooting late last week. Kaleah Beville and two others were shot last Friday afternoon during what police called a “targeted” home invasion in the 28-hundred block of Edina Boulevard. The 36-year-old Beville was pronounced dead on Friday night, about 6 hours after the incident…updates on the conditions of the two other victims were not available. Police say they are looking for more than one suspect in the case, but have not announced an exact number. Zion Police is being assisted in their investigation by the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office: “See Something, Say Something”
Vander Tuuk 2-20-18

(Waukegan, IL) With the recent school shooting in Florida, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to report anything considered threatening or concerning. The Sheriff’s Office says it’s urging people to follow the motto: “If you see something, say something.” Things that could be considered concerning include seeing or hearing a threat about possible violence, especially on a mass scale…a concerning post on social media…a sudden change in a person’s behavior…and circumstances that seem to be out of the norm. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran says “It’s not uncommon for a tip from the public to have significant results.” He also says community tips are taken very seriously, and that they would rather have a false alarm, than a serious situation that could have been avoided.

Crimestoppers
Vander Tuuk 2-20-18

(Waukegan, IL) The Lake County Crimestoppers and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in locating a wanted subject. Sean A. Covello is wanted in Lake County on an outstanding warrant for retail theft. He is described as a 28-year-old white male, about 5’11”, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with more information on Covello, or any other Crimestoppers case is encouraged to call 847-662-2222. Your confidential information could lead to a 1-thousand-dollar cash reward.

State sets up new hotline for victims of sexual harassment
Associated Press 2-20-218

CHICAGO (AP) The Illinois Department of Human Rights has set up a new hotline for victims of sexual harassment. Callers can report sexual harassment through the toll-free number, and also receive information on counseling and legal services. The department’s acting director, Janice Glenn, says the hotline makes the process of finding resources and filing complaints more centralized. The Sexual Harassment Hotline Call Center can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 877-236-7703. All communications with the new service are considered strictly confidential and aren’t subject to open-records laws.

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