This Wednesday was a scary day for Lake Bluff and Lake Forest, Waukegan, and North Chicago residents and other Lake County communities. That evening, residents all over the eastern half of Lake County came home to helicopters and drones flying above our homes looking for subjects on the run from the Waukegan Police Department for their suspected involvement with a shooting in Waukegan.

After the shooting, four suspects fled south through North Chicago until the pursuit ended at the Lake Bluff Golf Club near Illinois Route 176 and Green Bay Road. Once the vehicle crashed on hole ten of the golf course, the suspects fled on foot from the car, which was also stolen. 

Multiple cities, villages, and schools sent alerts and the cancellation of activities as police from across the county went searching for the four missing suspects. Police used canines and drones to locate two of the suspects, but the other two suspects haven’t been found yet.

If you have any information on this case, please immediately call 911.

This case comes on the heels of another scary case from three weeks ago in which an 87-year-old Lake Forest resident had their home broken into by three masked assailants. These men restrained the resident and stole her belongings.

These cases perfectly exemplify how Lake County changed with Eric Rinehart as our state’s attorney. Crime is up, the prosecution of criminals is down, and our loved ones all over Lake County are less safe. Local police agencies are also unanimously frustrated with Eric Rinehart’s failed policies.

We cannot tolerate allowing these types of crimes to become the new normal in Lake County. But with your support, we can help change the tides in Lake County. We can hold criminals responsible, and we can push to detain those who endanger our community after they have been arrested. If you are like the vast majority of our Lake County neighbors who feel less safe under Eric Rinehart, please join my team today by requesting a yard sign and making a generous contribution of any amount to our campaign. No amount is too small to help our cause.

With Gratitude,