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Waukegan Man Charged For “Knowingly” Transmitting HIV

Waukegan Man Charged With Abuse, Knowingly Transmitting HIV
Vander Tuuk 10-28-19

(Waukegan, IL) A Waukegan man has been arrested on several charges. Lake County Sheriff’s officials say Marcus Davis met a boy on a dating app when the boy was 15. The two then reportedly engaged in sexual acts until the boy was 16. Davis is HIV positive, but didn’t tell the teen until after they had engaged in their relationship. That boy has since contracted the disease. The 29-year-old now faces charges including aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and criminal transmission of HIV.

Former SEDOL Para-pro Charged After Allegedly Injuring Student
Vander Tuuk 10-28-19

(Waukegan, IL) A former Special Education District of Lake County para-professional is facing charges, after allegedly injuring several students. Nicholas Izquierdo is accused of causing minor injuries to four students by using excessive force, instead of approved restraint holds on emotionally and physically combative students. The first incident was reported in May, and subsequent other victims came to light during an investigation. Izquierdo has been charged with six misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct. The 30-year-old’s bond was set at 50-thousand-dollars.

Arrests Made in Waukegan Vehicle Hijackings
Vander Tuuk 10-28-19

(Waukegan, IL) Two arrests were made after a pair of vehicle hijackings in Waukegan. Police say that last Wednesday, two males and a female approached a vehicle, and stole a vehicle at gunpoint. The following day, the same three teens allegedly performed another armed vehicle hijacking, but crashed the car. They fled in the original stolen vehicle, only to be pursued by police. A male and female juvenile were eventually arrested, while the third suspect escaped. Both have been charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed robbery and more. The incident is still under investigation.

Strike Notice Filed by Grayslake Teachers
Vander Tuuk 10-28-19

(Grayslake, IL) An intent to strike has been filed by teachers in the Grayslake Schools. Union officials have informed District 46 that they may walk off the job over contract negotiations. Teachers currently are under a deal that has two years remaining, but when the 4-year deal was signed, renegotiating the final two years was part of that deal. Wages are said to be the main sticking point in the contract dispute. The earliest possible strike date is November 7th. The two sides are expected to meet tonight (Monday).

Waukegan Plant Explosion Leads to 1.6-Million Dollars in OSHA Fines
Vander Tuuk 10-28-19

(Waukegan, IL) OSHA has announced fines against the owners of a Waukegan plant over an explosion that killed four employees earlier this year. The 1.591-million dollars in fines against AB Specialty Silicones LLC, were said to be over what OSHA called “willful violations,” that led up to the May explosion at the plant on Sunset and Northwestern. AB Specialty Silicones has yet to respond to the findings or the fines. The force of the blast could be felt several miles away, and caused an estimated 1-million-dollars in damages.

Pritzker favors legislation allowing college athletes’ pay
Associated Press 10-28-19

CHICAGO (AP) Gov. J.B. Pritzker is endorsing legislation that would allow college athletes in the state to make money from endorsements. Pritzker said college athletes deserve the same opportunity as everyone else to earn compensation based on the use of their name and their image and likeness. Democratic state Rep. Emanuel Welch has introduced legislation that would put Illinois in line with California, which has signed a law allowing athletes at in-state universities to use their names and likenesses to make money, The law also bans schools from kicking athletes off the team if they get paid. Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin said Sunday he would urge his GOP colleagues to oppose the legislation.

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