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Antioch Police Announce Drug Arrests, Robbery Investigation

Antioch Police Announce Drug Arrest
Vander Tuuk 10-29-19

(Antioch, IL) Police in Antioch have announced a drug and weapons arrest. Officials say they conducted a traffic stop on Sunday night near Route 173 and Savage Road. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Jericho Harris of Zion was said to be in possession of a handgun, as well as some 35-hundred-dollars worth of marijuana. The 27-year-old was hit with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, as well as possession and delivery of cannabis. A bond amount was not made available.

Antioch Aggravated Robbery Investigation
Vander Tuuk 10-29-19

(Antioch, IL) Police in Antioch say they are investigating a robbery incident that took place last week. Last Wednesday, at the Antioch Wal-Mart, two males were said to rob one woman of her purse, as she loaded groceries into her vehicle. The same suspects also attempted to take the purse of a 75-year-old woman, who was eventually knocked down and dragged during a struggle. The suspects were said to flee in a 2013 grey Honda Civic with a license plate that came back as stolen. Both suspects were black males, one described as 18-20, the other in his late teens. Anyone with more information is being encouraged to contact Antioch Police.

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse Allegations
Vander Tuuk 10-29-19

(Waukegan, IL) A former teacher in two Lake County school districts, is on his way to prison. Scott Thompson entered a negotiated plea on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, getting other charges dropped in exchange. The 32-year-old was accused of abusing a student back in 2016, and spent time teaching at both the Zion-Benton and Grayslake North High Schools. Thompson was hit with just over 4 years in prison.

Extended EtO Testing is Underway in Waukegan and Gurnee
Vander Tuuk 10-29-19

(Waukegan, IL) Extended testing is underway outside of two Lake County plants accused of emitting a cancer causing substance. The 90-day tests outside of Medline in Waukegan and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee are expected to look at ethylene oxide levels both before and after upgrades at each plant. At a townhall style meeting earlier this month, the plants were threatened with closures by local politicians, and those on the state level. Over the weekend, workers at Medline expressed concerns that closures would lead to massive job losses.

Illinois House Speaker Demands Lawmaker Resign
Associated Press 10-29-19

CHICAGO (AP) Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says a lawmaker accused of bribery in a federal complaint should resign or be removed. Madigan said he will begin proceedings to oust fellow Democratic State Rep. Luis Arroyo if he doesn’t give up the seat he’s held since 2006. The complaint unsealed Monday in federal court accuses Arroyo of offering a $2,500 monthly payment to a sitting state senator for the senator’s support on sweepstakes-related legislation. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Arroyo should at least relinquish his chairmanship of the House Appropriations-Capital Committee overseeing public works spending.

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