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Coroner: Found body is the missing swimmer from Lake Michigan

by Erin Yarnall, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

At 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, the Highland Park Police and Fire Departments recovered the body of Lena Lemesh from Lake Michigan, according to the Highland Park Police Department.

Lemesh, 52, of Elgin, was missing for nearly a week...

One swimmer dies, another still missing after being swept away from Park Avenue Beach

by Erin Yarnall, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

The Highland Park Fire department is currently searching for Lena Lamesh, a 52-year-old Elgin woman who was swept away in Lake Michigan Sunday, Nov. 4, while swimming.

The departments responded to an emergency call...

UPDATE: Bail denied for ex Highland Park teacher who allegedly raped student, possessed child porn

by Jason Addy, Contributing Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

Mathew J. Laird, a former teacher at several North Shore schools, was denied bail Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Cook County Second District Courthouse in Skokie, after his arrest the day before on criminal sexual assault and aggravated...