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Ingleside Woman Accused of Forest Preserve Stabbing to Undergo Evaluation

Ingleside Stabbing Suspect To Get Mental Evaluation
Vander Tuuk 10-30-19

(Waukegan, IL) An Ingleside woman accused of randomly stabbing another woman in front of her child, has made an appearance in court. Marquette Owens will now undergo a mental evaluation before any further proceedings take place. Owens is facing attempted murder and other charges for the October 21st incident in the Grant Woods Forest Preserve. The victim of the stabbing suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, her child was unhurt. The 60-year-old Owens is currently being held on a 750-thousand-dollar bond.

Two Men Awaiting Extradition to Kenosha County After Warrant Arrests
Vander Tuuk 10-30-19

(Waukegan, IL) Two men are in the Lake County Jail, awaiting extradition north of the border. Lake County Sheriff’s Officials say 21-year-old Donterrance Nixon of Waukegan was arrested on October 21st on outstanding warrants for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and failing to register as a sex offender. 28-year-old Divante Williams-Coleman was arrested three days later on warrants for possession of a stolen vehicle, and failure to appear on a charge of unlawful restraint and aggravated domestic battery. Both suspect’s warrant issues came out of Kenosha County. They are currently being held on bonds in excess of 200-thousand-dollars.

Speaker Begins Process to Remove Lawmaker Accused of Bribery
Associated Press 10-30-19

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has started the process by which lawmakers will consider removing Rep. Luis Arroyo from office. Madigan also formed a committee to investigate Arroyo, a Chicago Democrat who was named in a federal complaint accusing him of trying to bribe a state senator to support legislation allowing sweepstakes games. That State Senator is believed to be Lake County’s Terry Link, though he strongly denies those claims. The investigative committee will meet Friday and has a second meeting scheduled for Nov. 8.

Nearly 50 Teacher Licenses Suspended Under New Law
Associated Press 10-30-19

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Illinois State Board of Education has suspended the licenses of nearly 50 educators across the state charged with sex crimes, violent felonies or certain drug offenses. The board began suspending the licenses of eligible teachers earlier this month. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure into law over the summer, seeking to strengthen student safety protections. The school workers whose licenses were suspended under the law include teachers, coaches and administrators from about two-dozen urban, suburban and rural districts in Illinois. About half of those suspended are based in Cook and the collar counties, which includes Lake County.

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