Friday, May 10, 2013
Debra Jaffe's arraignment has been postponed to May 22.
A former Deerfield woman checked herself into a psychiatric hospital Tuesday, just one day before she was scheduled for arraignment on animal cruelty charges, the Niles Herald-Advocate reports. Debra Jaffe, 42, of Niles, was indicted April 24 by a Lake County Grand Jury for aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class 4 Felony, reported Patch. Jaffe is charged with leaving two dogs in a Deerfield home without any food or water for two weeks. When police discovered the animals in the home on Nov. 1, they found one Westie named Joey had died of starvation, the Daily Herald reports. The second dog, another Westie named Sydnee, was malnourished and covered in feces. The dog was able to recover from the ordeal at an animal hospital. Jaffe’s …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Lake County Grand Jury indicts former Deerfield resident Debra Jaffe.
A former Deerfield resident arrested as a fugitive by Deerfield Police Feb. 24 was indicted by the Lake County Grand Jury April 24 for aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class 4 Felony, according to a spokesperson for the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s office. Debra Jaffe, 42, could face between one and three years in prison if convicted. She will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Lake County Criminal Court. Earlier: Deerfield Fugitive Arrested for Animal Cruelty Originally charged by Deerfield Police Nov. 1 with eight counts of animal cruelty after a tip from a former neighbor on Chestnut Street Jaffe vacated the home and dogs remained, she eluded Police until April 24 when she was stopped in Palatine for a traffic violation, according to …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
To be more transparent and give citizens easy access to news and announcements, Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim has launched Facebook and Twitter pages.
Wednesday, March 20
The Lake County States Attorney’s Office has officially launched its Facebook and Twitter pages. “In this era of the information age, these social media platforms are where so many government entities, businesses and individuals are increasingly getting their news, conducting their business, sharing their opinions, and living their lives. With these new channels, the Lake County Citizens will be able to obtain the information they need and are entitled to” said Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim. The Twitter and Facebook pages will contain information about ongoing community events, events that the office has been involved in throughout the community, links to press releases, updates on happenings with in the state’s attorney’s …
Friday, January 4, 2013
New Lake County state’s attorney once represented convicted murderer from Deerfield.
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Friday, January 4
Newly elected Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim has appointed a special prosecutor in the Daniel Baker murder case because Nerheim was one of Baker’s lawyers before he began running for his current office, according to a report in the Lake County News Sun. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Baker was convicted in November of beating Marina Aksman of Vernon Hills to death with a baseball bat. In finding Baker guilty at the time, Lake County Criminal Court Judge Daniel Shanes found Baker was mentally ill but had an appreciation of his actions, according to an earlier story on Patch. “In the abundance of caution, I thought in the interest of fairness and caution, it would be …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Friday, November 2, 2012
Letter to the Editor
Friday, November 2, 2012
After meeting and researching Mike Nerheim, I want to say what I know to be true about Mike Nerheim. Mike won the primary by the overwhelming vote of the people by more than double, regardless of political party, all across Lake County. He believes the office of State’s Attorney should be, as he is, committed to justice, fairness and fighting public corruption. Although technically running as a Republican, Mike Nerheim is politically independent, and has REFUSED ANY CONTRIBUTION FROM ANY POLITICAL PARTY! He has always believed that "Politics have no place in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office" and "The State's Attorney's office should reflect impartiality toward all people, across all party lines." Mike WILL restore public trust to …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Democratic and Republican candidates for all four Lake County offices will square off Sunday in Lake Forest.
Monday, October 8, 2012
How can the role of the prosecutor affect cases like Rousso, Lynn, Mahoney and Norris? Without mentioning specific cases, Mike Nerheim and Chris Kennedy explain what they could do.
Felony charges against Deerfield and Highland Park teenagers since early August has sparked intense discussion in those communities about what kind of consideration should be given to young people without past criminal history. A prosecutor’s discretion has some effect on how these cases could progress through the courts and ultimately what kind of punishment the accused offenders could receive. The only certainty is Lake County will have a new state’s attorney after the Nov. election. Earlier: Prosecutor Explains Why Norris, Mahoney Charged as Adults Long time Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Waller is not running for reelection. Lake County voters will choose either Democrat Chris Kennedy or Republican Mike Nerheim to replace Waller. …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A grand jury has charged the 18-year-old Highland Park resident who drove into a family on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl, with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI.
A grand jury has indicted the 18-year-old who drove into a Highland Park family on Central Avenue on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl, on aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound and reckless homicide, according to the Lake County State's Attorney. Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento: The Story So Far Highland Park resident Carly Rousso was driving eastbound on Central Avenue on Labor Day afternoon when she drifted across the road and into the sidewalk, hitting 25-year-old Modesta Sacramento and her three children. Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, 5, was killed. Toxicology reports indicate that the compound Difluoroethane was detected in Rousso's blood, which is found in a commercial cleaning product uncovered in Rousso's car…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Lake County State's Attorney's Office says 18-year-old Carly Rousso was high off of "canned air," and may have passed out behind the wheel before crashing into a mother and her three children, killing a 5-year-old girl.
Here's how Ken LaRue, the Lake County State's Attorney's Traffic Division chief, envisions what happened on Central Avenue on Labor Day: Eighteen-year-old Carly Rousso was driving a Lexus coupe eastbound in Highland Park. Either before she started driving or once she was underway, she grabbed the canister of dusting spray she'd brought along, put it to her nose, pushed down the nozzle and inhaled. She was instantly filled with a euphoric sensation brought on by a chemical compound in the spray called difluoroethane. Commonly referred to as "huffing," inhaling this compound and others like it causes asyphyxiation that users get high from. "At some point," LaRue said, "she passed out." She didn't stop the car as it drifted, first across the …