1. Independence Day Traffic Safety Campaign

    The weekend leading up to the Fourth of July is a popular weekend for travel. Many people head out to picnics, parties, parades, and more. Unfortunately, history shows an increase in drinking and driving during this heavily traveled holiday. Read on...
  2. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Continues Fight Against Heroin Epidemic

    16 Lives Saved Since January, 2017 In just six-months, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office saved the lives of 16 people from heroin overdoses. This number already surpasses the total number of lives saved in 2015 (11) and 2016 (13). Read on...
  3. Lake Villa Man Arrested for Supplying Fatal Dose of Heroin

    On June 15, 2017, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force arrested Glenn E. Trauthwein, 35, of the 100 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Lake Villa, for drug induced homicide (class X felony) and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Read on...
  4. Man Arrested for Sexual Offense involving a Juvenile

    On June 12, 2017, Steve W. Spoerl, 53, of the 24700 block of West Townline Road, unincorporated Round Lake, was arrested for a sexual offense involving a juvenile. Read on...
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Countywide #DropItAndDrive Campaign June 1 Through Labor Day Weekend


The Lake County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the Lake County Chiefs of Police Association and local police departments in a countywide #DropItAndDrive traffic safety campaign during the "100 deadliest days" of teen driving. The Lake County Department of Transportation and AAA are also partnering with law enforcement during the campaign.

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