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Waukegan Sued by Potawatomi Over Rejected Casino Bid

Potawatomi Sues City of Waukegan Over Rejected Casino Bid
Vander Tuuk 10-24-19

(Waukegan, IL) The Potawatomi are suing the city of Waukegan for rejecting their casino proposal. The lawsuit contends that the city used false information put together by a consultant to reject the bid, and send three others for further vetting by the Illinois Gaming Board. City lawyers say the suit is invalid, and that the consultant based some of his numbers on the only data available. The Potawatomi bid, which promised the most jobs, contained the lowest purchase price. A re-hearing of their proposal in front of the City Council this week was also rejected.

Zion Police Investigating After Man Exposes Himself to School Student
Vander Tuuk 10-24-19

(Zion, IL) Police in Zion are investigating, after a man allegedly exposed himself to a 12-year-old. The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon as the child was walking near 24th Street and Horeb Avenue. The man was described as a white male, 40 to 50 years of age with red/blonde hair and a red/blonde beard. He was driving a blue 2-door vehicle with rust on it. Police say they are looking for video of the suspect, and are working with schools in the area to provide increased security. Anyone with more information is being encouraged to call Zion Police.

Demon Dad Fitness Hearing Scheduled for Next Week
Vander Tuuk 10-24-19

(Waukegan, IL) A Waukegan man accused of locking his daughter in a basement, fearing she was possessed by a demon, will be back in court next week. Officials say Randy Swopes will be in the Lake County Court next Wednesday to determine, once again, whether he is mentally fit to stand trial. Swopes has twice been deemed unfit, due to court outbursts and strange letters presented as evidence to a judge. He was supposed to go to trial back in July, but the mental fitness hearings have postponed that for the time being.

Libertyville Goes Against Legal Marijuana Sales in the Village
Vander Tuuk 10-24-19

(Libertyville, IL) Libertyville has decided not to jump into the legal marijuana game. The Village Board this week voted against legal sales, saying the additional revenue wouldn’t outweigh the possible problems, especially to the town’s image as family friendly. Every trustee voted against the plan. Under the new Illinois law, municipalities can decide whether or not to legalize cannabis sales within their borders, but they can not keep residents from possessing a certain quantity.

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