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Grayslake Man Charged After Crashing Vehicle Into Antioch Chamber of Commerce

DUI Charges Filed Against Man Who Drove Into Antioch Chamber
Vander Tuuk 11-4-19

(Antioch, IL) Police in Antioch have filed charges against a Grayslake Man accused of driving into the Chamber of Commerce building. Dimitry Skinner is accused of speeding, and failing to negotiate a curve early Saturday morning…he then crashed through the building in the 800-block of Main Street. The 23-year-old Grayslake man reportedly told police that he had both drugs and alcohol in his system at the time of the crash. Skinner was hospitalized, then charged. A monetary estimate for damage to the building was not released.

Former State Representative Candidate Arrested on Several Warrants
Vander Tuuk 11-4-19

(Waukegan, IL) A former candidate for State Representative is facing several charges from incidents dating back to 2016. Trisha Zubert was picked up last week on several outstanding warrants for charges including theft, identity theft, money laundering and more. Authorities say the allegations stem from Zubert’s time as a bookkeeper for a Grayslake business between 2016 and 2018. The 39-year-old recently worked for the Lake County Treasurer’s office, but officials say the charges are not linked to her work there. Zubert is free on bond, and is due back in court on the 15th.

Zion Man Arrested For Robbery Incident in Gurnee
Vander Tuuk 11-4-19

(Gurnee, IL) A Zion man is behind bars after an armed robbery incident in Gurnee. Police say they were called before noon on Friday to a parking lot on O’Plaine Road. It was there they learned that an online marketplace transaction for a cell phone was supposed to take place, but the suspect ended up holding up the victim at gunpoint. Gurnee Police requested help from Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Somerville and his K9 partner Diesel, who located Marshon Knox. The 21-year-old is now facing charges of armed robbery and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond was set at 75-thousand-dollars.

Major Fire Destroys Lake Zurich Structure
Vander Tuuk 11-4-19

(Lake Zurich, IL) A fire at a popular Lake Zurich location has left many events in flux. The blaze broke out on Saturday night at the Paulus Park Barn. The structure serves as the administrative offices for Lake Zurich’s parks and rec department. No one was around when the fire started, and there were no injuries. A monetary damage estimate has not been released, but the incident has led to the cancellation of many of this week’s scheduled programs and activities. The cause of the fire is still being looked into.

Arroyo Resigns, State GOP Calls for Link to Do the Same
Vander Tuuk 11-4-19

(Springfield, IL) A State Representative charged with bribery has stepped down, and did so just hours before an investigation into his alleged activites, began in Springfield. Luis Arroyo is accused of offering a monthly bribe to a sitting State Senator in an effort to get legislative backing on a proposal for slot-like “sweepstakes” games. The Illinois GOP, citing several sources, claims that Lake County State Senator Terry Link was the bribed Senator in question. They say he should follow Arroyo and also step down. Link has vehemently denied those claims.

Report: House speaker son sought business while fundraising
Associated Press 11-4-19

CHICAGO (AP) A published report says the son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan invited a suburban mayor to a fundraiser for his father around the time he was trying to convince that suburb’s officials to hire his insurance company. The Sun-Times cites an Aug. 27, 2018, email from Andrew Madigan to Alsip Mayor John Ryan inviting him to a $500-a-ticket “Mayors for Speaker Madigan” event. The email came after yearlong discussions about how the town might hire Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services, where Andrew Madigan is an executive. The newspaper previously reported several southwest suburbs were recently targeted by federal agents as part of a wide-ranging probe, including the use Alliant/Mesirow. No charges have been announced. The speaker has said his son’s business dealings have nothing to do with his state leadership.

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