1. Wanted Couple Apprehended in Wadsworth

    The LCSO Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service-Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended Anne M. Stetson, 47, of the 41500 block of North Route 41, Wadsworth, and James C. Pease, 50, of the same address. Read on...
  2. Preplanned Partial Jail Water Shut-Down

    As Lake County Facilities continues to modernize equipment at the Lake County Jail, there will be a preplanned partial shut-off of the water. The water will be shut-off to a small portion of the jail in the morning on Tuesday, December 18th. Read on...
  3. Fatal Wadsworth Traffic Crash

    On December 16, 2018, at approximately 10:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Route 41 and Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, for a traffic crash with injuries. Read on...
  4. Pedestrian Fatal Ingleside Traffic Crash

    On December 15, 2018, at approximately 5:30PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Wilson Road and Rollins Road, Ingleside, for a traffic crash with injuries. Read on...
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Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign (1)

Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with IDOT, Illinois State Police and nearly 200 police and sheriff’s departments across the state. The goal is simple: Get impaired drivers off the roads and save lives.

The high-visibility enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from December 17th to January 2nd. Law enforcement aims to drastically reduce impaired driving on our roads through awareness campaigns and enforcement of seat-belt, speeding and distracted driving laws.

Sheriff Idleburg stated, “We want Lake County to enjoy the holiday season. Please, slow down and remember: It’s up to you to make the smart decision to drive sober – during the holidays and all year long. Don’t risk your life and the lives of others on the roadways. If you’ve consumed too much, don’t drive.”