1. Waukegan Exchange Club Honors Deputy of the Year

    On April 24, 2018, the Waukegan Exchange Club held their annual Police, Fire and Sheriff Awards presentation. Detective Matt Harmon was nominated for and selected Officer of the Year. Read on...
  2. Canine Dax Locates Suicidal Subject in Knollwood

    On April 21, 2018, at 9:59 PM, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 0-100 block of North Waukegan Road in Shields Township for a suicidal subject. A complainant called the Sheriff’s Office and reported Read on...
  3. Woman Arrested After Offering Sex for Money

    On Thursday, April 18, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force initiated an undercover investigation into 210 Spa, located at 210 Waukegan Road, Knollwood after an anonymous complaint was received by the Lake Bluff Police Department. Read on...
  4. Fugitive Located and Arrested in Freeport, Illinois

    On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) arrested Christopher D Bradin, 29, of the 1100 block of Carroll Avenue in Freeport, Illinois. Read on...
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Lake County Sheriff's Office Distracted Driving Traffic Safety Campaign Continues Through End of April

Sheriff Mark Curran announced the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois Department of Transportation for the Distracted Driver traffic safety campaign. The traffic safety campaign begins Monday, April 16 and runs through Monday, April 30. Funding for this traffic safety campaign is made possible through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Administration and is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Texting while driving distracts the driver visually, manually and cognitively, putting everyone on the road at risk. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the length of an entire football field. 

Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones across Illinois as part of the April 16-30 distracted driving enforcement. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will ticket drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving.