1. Sheriff’s K-9 Team Locate Another Missing Person in Less Than a Month

    For the second time in less than a month, a Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Team located and saved a person in mental distress. Read on...
  2. Four Sheriff’s Deputies Recognized at Promotion Ceremony

    Sheriff Mark Curran is proud to recognize the promotions of four members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Chief Scot Kurek, Lieutenant Robert Richards, Sergeant Kenneth Engberg, and Sergeant Kyle Brown were recognized by Sheriff Curran. Read on...
  3. Lake County Jail Passes Annual Audit

    The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received the results of an audit of the Lake County Jail conducted by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). The detailed inspection of the Lake County Jail took place on June 27, 2017. Read on...
  4. Man Flees Following Traffic Crash in Stolen Vehicle

    On September 12, 2017 at approximately 10:00PM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol in the area of West Sullivan Lake Road and Four Season Boulevard, Lakemoor and attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle. Read on...
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Think Train 2017

Rail Safety Awareness Week - September 24-30

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is raising rail safety awareness during Illinois Rail Safety Awareness Week, set for Sunday, September 24-30. Highway Patrol deputies will be placing signs in locations close to train stations to increase rail safety awareness and education. 

Sheriff Mark Curran reminds motorists and pedestrians, "There is nothing more important than your life. Slow down around rail crossings and never try to beat the gates. In a train versus car or pedestrian collision, the train always wins. I encourage parents of new drivers to stress the importance of rail safety with them."

According to Illinois Operation LifeSaver, 2016 collision totals in Illinois were 120 and 22 lost their lives. Illinois ranks 3rd in the nation for highway-rail crashes at crossings in 2016.