WLIP Voice of Lake County 3/7/18

Vernon Hills Robbery
Vander Tuuk 3-7-18

(Vernon Hills, IL) Police in Vernon Hills have announced an arrest after a robbery that took place earlier this month. On March 2nd, a suspect walked into the Peacock Market Place and Car Wash along Milwaukee Avenue, demanding money and cigarettes. The suspect had his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon, but none was observed, nor displayed. Police were able to get a description of the getaway vehicle, and were able to give chase for a short time, before the pursuit was terminated. The vehicle was eventually stopped in Des Plaines, and the suspect, Christopher Gordon of Elk Grove, was caught after a short foot chase. The 35-year-old is facing several charges including robbery, theft, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and several traffic offenses. Bond has been set at 150-thousand dollars.

Death Investigation North Chicago
Vander Tuuk 3-7-18

(North Chicago, IL) An investigation is underway in North Chicago after a man was found shot to death. Officials say both North Chicago and Waukegan Police were called around 1 o’clock on Monday morning. North Chicago Police were directed to an area near Green Bay Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on a shots fired call…while Waukegan Police were dispatched to South Lewis Avenue and Catalpa Street on a report of a gunshot victim. An investigation determined that the unidentified 29-year-old male found in Waukegan, was actually shot in North Chicago at the original “shots fired” scene. He was transported to the hospital, but died of his injuries. Police, along with the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating.

Rauner budget office failed to collect $2M owed by US
Associated Press 3-7-18

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) A state audit found that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget office failed to collect more than $2 million in federal rebates. The review released Tuesday found that the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget never received $2.4 million in rebates owed for payments the state makes on bond debt. Auditor General Frank Mautino found no evidence the office tried to collect the money. Five other receipts show Illinois left an additional $183,000 combined on the table. Mautino also found the office overstated its investment income by $40,000 and did not submit accurate financial disclosures to the state Comptroller. The budget office agreed with the findings and says it improved its procedures.

Crimestoppers Sex Offender
Vander Tuuk 3-7-18

(Waukegan, IL) The Lake County Crimestoppers and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in locating a wanted subject. Michael E. Tricarico is wanted in Lake County on an outstanding warrant for failing to annually register as a sex offender. He is described as a 51-year-old white male, about 5’9”, 230 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with more information on Tricarico, or any other Crimestoppers case is encouraged to call 847-662-2222. Your confidential information could lead to a 1-thousand-dollar cash reward.

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