(Waukegan, IL)  Despite an increase in violent crime across the country, Lake County saw a drop in homicides in 2021. Authorities reported 31 homicides this year, compared to 38 in 2020, which was a record. Officials note that some of the biggest contributors to violent crime in the county came from street gang activity and domestic issues.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (12-28-21)