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Former North Shore teacher facing additional charges after new local victims come forward; bail set at $750K

October 30, 2018 by Jason Addy, Contributing Editor News, Police-Fire

Already jailed on charges of sexual assault and distributing child pornography, former North Shore educator Mathew J. Laird is facing additional child pornography charges after more victims came forward, Assistant State’s Attorney Andreana Turano...

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...

Body recovered from Lake Michigan

by Erin Yarnall, Editor News, Police-Fire

At 10:15 this morning, the Highland Park Police and Fire Departments recovered a body from Lake Michigan, according to a representative from the Highland Park Police Department.

The body was recovered near the Openlands Lakeshore Beach....

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...