Lake County

Sheriff John Idleburg
25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085


Phone: (847) 377-4050
Fax: (847) 360-5796


Year Elected: 2018
Years of Law Enforcement: 

Executive Assistant: Maria Evaristo
Chief Deputy: 
Jail Administrator: 

County Population: 800000
Square Miles: 470

County Jail Address: 20 South County Street, Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Number of Jail Beds: 660+180 Periodic Beds= 840
Jail Directions: Rt. 41 to Rt. 120 east to County Street north two blocks (reception area).
Special Instructions: Driveway to sally port. Push intercom for central control. Chief of Corrections: David Wathen
Sheriffs Elected From This County From 1928 (Year ISA Established) To Present (this list includes only those Sheriffs elected to a 4 year term)
1928-1930 Lawrence Dolittle 1930-1934 Lester Tiffany 1934-1938 Lawrence Dolittle
1938-1942 Thomas E. Kennedy 1942-1946 Walter L. Atkinson 1946-1950 Thomas Kennedy
1950-1954 Walter L. Atkinson 1954-1958 S. M. Christian 1958-1962 Norris C. Froelich
1962-1966 Charles E. Larson 1966-1970 Harold W. Scheskie 1970-1974 Orville Clavey
1974-1978 E. J. Lamagdeleine 1978-1982 Tom Brown 1982-1986 Robert Babcox
1986-1990 Robert Babcox 1990-1994 Clint Grinnell 1994-1998 Clint Grinnell
1998-2002 Gary Del Re 2002-2006 Gary Del Re 2006-2010 Mark Curran, Jr.
2010-2014 Mark Curran, Jr. 2014-2018 Mark Curran