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Lee Filas

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Past articles by Lee:

Construction worker killed after being hit by dump truck

A road construction worker was killed early Tuesday after he was hit by a dump truck, authorities said. → Read More

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Round Lake Beach woman

A 20-year-old man accused of breaking into a house near Round Lake Beach and killing a woman pleaded not guilty to several first-degree murder charges in Lake County court Thursday. → Read More

Jury deliberations begin in Libertyville murder trial

A jury will decide whether Kenneth Seplak intentionally gunned down a man he viewed as a romantic rival in Libertyville two days before Christmas in 2016. → Read More

Dense fog advisory in effect across Chicago and suburbs

A dense fog advisory is in effect for Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Waukegan woman pleads guilty to driving drunk when causing crash that killed two

A 39-year-old woman pleaded guity Thursday to being drunk when causing a crash in August that killed two people sitting at a stop light in Waukegan, officials said. → Read More

Gunshot residue and forensic science take over Libertyville murder trial

An evidence technician testified Thursday that gun shot residue was found on the left cuff of a shirt police believe Kenneth Seplak was wearing the night David Gorski was fatally shot in Libertyville. → Read More

Woman testifies she told murder suspect she didn't want romantic relationship

The Wauconda woman at the center of Kenneth Seplak's trial for the murder of a man he thought was a romantic rival testified Wednesday that she repeatedly told Seplak she was not interested in anything more than friendship. But Sandy Moreno also admitted to the jury she accepted Seplak's offers of money and gifts -- and even "jokingly" told him the size of items she wore from Victoria Secret… → Read More

Did spurned love turn into murder? 2016 case goes to trial this week in Lake County

Spurned love and romantic obsession over a woman is at the center of a murder case that goes to trial this week in which a Round Lake Beach man stands accused of gunning down a rival on Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. → Read More

7½ years in prison for Grayslake man in fatal DUI guilty plea

A Grayslake man was sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for being drunk behind the wheel of a vehicle that caused a fatal crash in Round Lake Park. → Read More

Overturned semi causing delays on Route 53 ramp

An overturned semitrailer truck is causing traffic delays at the northbound Route 53 ramp near Lake-Cook Road. → Read More

Divers searching Dunns Lake for man missing since May 8

Divers are searching the water of Dunns Lake in Fox Lake for a man reported missing nearly a month ago, authorities said Tuesday. → Read More

Lake Zurich woman hit by car after running from police

A 27-year-old woman from Lake Zurich was injured after she ran away from police into a road and was hit by a car, authorities said. → Read More

Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder of North Chicago police officer

A Waukegan man accused of being involved in shooting at an North Chicago police officer pleaded not guilty to a series of charges in Lake County court Wednesday. → Read More

Trial date set for Lake Zurich trustee accused of DUI

A trial date has been set for a Lake Zurich trustee accused by police of driving drunk and crashing into a street sign. Jim Beaudoin, 46, is set to go to trial on July 11 in front of Lake County Judge Victoria O'Malley on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. → Read More

Hoffman Estates man killed after being hit by vehicle on I-355

A Hoffman Estates man was killed after he was hit while standing outside of his car on I-355 Monday, authorities said. → Read More

Thunderstorms Friday could bring hail, damaging winds

A band of heavy thunderstorms is expected to move in to to the area Friday evening with the potential to bring large hail, damaging winds, and a possible tornado, the National Weather Service is reporting. → Read More

Trial date set for Wisconsin man accused of causing explosion during drunken rage

A Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, man is scheduled to go to trial June 24 on accusations he set a diesel-fuel storage tank on fire in Antioch during a drunken rage. → Read More

Lake County man held on $2 million bail in death of Round Lake Beach woman

An argument over selling a PlayStation video game system was behind the killing of a 48-year-old Round Lake Beach woman in her house, authorities said Tuesday. → Read More

Authorities release identity of woman found dead in Round Lake Beach

Authorities identified a 48-year-old woman as the victim in a pending death investigation in Round Lake Beach, authorities said Monday. → Read More

Man gets life in prison for deadly baseball bat attack on wife, stepson in Beach Park

Calling the brutal double murder "despicable" and "shocking," a Lake County judge on Monday sentenced a Beach Park man to life in prison for fatally beating his wife and stepson with a baseball bat in 2015. → Read More