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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Deerfield will be home to its Congressman and state senator. Check out our in-depth coverage of the results from the 10th Congressional District, the 29th State Senate and the Illinois 58th House Races.
No member of Congress has ever called Deerfield home. No state senator has hailed from Deerfield in more than 40 years. By early January, the Village will be able to claim Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and state Sen. Elect Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield). Victories by Schneider and Morrison were two of the significant outcomes from a night of election returns from the reelection of President Barack Obama to Congressional campaigns, Illinois General Assembly contests and county races. Here are some of the highlights: Schneider defeats Dold in a close race for Congress Brad Schneider ousted incumbent Robert Dold by only 2,434 votes to become the US Congressman from the 10th district. Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29th State …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
We want to make sure you've got everything you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. Check back here for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race with links to candidate profiles and all Patch political coverage.
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 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
State's Attorney candidates Chris Kennedy and Mike Nerheim participated in Sunday's League of Women Voters Lake County Administrative Offices Debate.
The Lake County State's Attorney office has been attracting national media attention since 2011, when a scandal involving multiple counts of wrongful convictions came out. Democratic candidate Chris Kennedy and Republican Mike Nerheim discussed their visions for restoring the integrity of the office at the League of Women Voter's Lake County Administrative Offices Debate on Sunday afternoon. Holiis Burgess moderated the debate, with the audience submitting the questions anonymously. The questions began with one asking the candidates about how they would ensure that the office becomes more transparent, without sacrificing the privacy of those involved in sensitive cases. "The role of the State's Attorney is to go out into the community and …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
League of Women Voters and Patch sponsor forum for all four Lake County offices in Lake Forest today.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Democratic and Republican candidates for all four Lake County offices will square off Sunday in Lake Forest.
Friday, October 19, 2012
See the four Lake County county-wide candidates discuss the issues.
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. …