Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

The trial is delayed indefinitely for the wife of a former Fox Lake Police lieutenant who killed himself and made it look like it was duty related.

Prosecutors Monday filed a certificate in Lake County Court stating that a judge's recent ruling impairs their ability to prosecute the case against Melodie Gliniewicz. The judge previously ruled that prosecutors can't present as evidence text and emails between her and her late husband Charles Gliniewicz.

Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they will appeal a judge's ruling regarding the upcoming trial of the wife of a former Fox Lake Police lieutenant who killed himself.

A Lake County judge on Monday morning upheld a previous ruling that prosecutors can't present as evidence text and emails between Charles Gliniewicz and his widow, Melodie Gliniewicz.

She was indicted after her husband committed suicide in September 2015. She has pleaded not guilty to charges including siphoning money from the village's youth policing program.

Lake County Sheriff's Office

The widow of a northern Illinois police lieutenant who staged his own suicide to look like it was duty-related will face trial July 3 on charges of conspiracy, unlawful use of charitable funds for personal gain, and money laundering.

Melodie Gliniewicz was indicted after her husband, Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Gliniewicz, committed suicide in September 2015. She has pleaded not guilty to  the counts related to money allegedly siphoned from the village's youth policing program.

A suburban Chicago judge has delayed deciding whether to dismiss charges against a police officer's widow accused of helping her late husband steal thousands from a youth program.

Lake County Judge James Booras said Thursday that he will take up the issue again on June 13 in the case, the Daily Herald reports. Melodie Gliniewicz has pleaded not guilty to being involved in her late husband's scheme to steal money from the Fox Lake police program.

A federal class-action lawsuit has been filed by three suburban Chicago men who say they were targeted as suspects in the 2015 shooting a police officer whose death was later declared a suicide.

Raymond Willoughby, Damien Ward and Dan Cooper allege they were unlawfully arrested based on Gliniewicz's fabricated description. They were handcuffed and held in custody for hours.

The lawsuit alleges the Fox Lake Police Department had good reason to suspect from the beginning that Gliniewicz's death was a suicide, but still pursued the case.

Lake County Sheriff's Office

A prosecutor says the widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who killed himself told investigators her husband intended to pay back money he took from a police youth program.

The Daily Herald reports the remarks came during a court hearing on Melodie Gliniewicz's request that a judge throw out charges against her. She's accused of being involved in her late husband's scheme to steal thousands of dollars from the Fox Lake police youth program.

Lake County Sheriff's Office

A judge has ordered an April 12 hearing on the constitutionality of charges filed against the widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who killed himself and made it look like it was duty related.

Defense attorney Donald Morrison claims Lake County prosecutors have avoided detailing specific criminal acts Melodie Gliniewicz committed to be charged with conspiracy, unlawful use of charitable funds for personal gain and money laundering.

Prosecutor Scott Turk says the specific charges against the woman are highlighted in an FBI report already turned over to Morrison.

Lake County Sheriff's Office

A northern Illinois judge has again delayed the felony trial for the widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who killed himself and made it look like he was gunned down in the line of duty.

Lake County Judge James Booras on Monday pushed back Melodie Gliniewicz's trial to May 30. The delay is needed because the judge ordered prosecutors to identify the bank transactions authorities used to charge Gliniewicz with theft.

The Daily Herald reports the delay is to give prosecutors time to provide the specifics.

An Illinois lawmaker is proposing legislation prohibiting pension benefits for a survivor of an official if the beneficiary is guilty of crimes connected to the deceased relative.

The bill introduced last week is inspired by the case of a suburban Chicago police officer who authorities say staged his suicide last year because he feared discovery for his embezzlement of a youth program.

The wife of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, Melodie Gliniewicz, applied for her husband's pension while she awaits trial on conspiracy charges.

An African-American man has settled a lawsuit filed against the village of Fox Lake claiming he was targeted during an investigation into the death of a corrupt Illinois police officer.

Twenty-seven-year-old Vernon Randolph III also claimed Lt. Charles Gliniewicz repeatedly pulled him over and searched his car without probable cause and threatened to "make something happen" to him.

After Gliniewicz's Sept. 1 death, authorities launched a search for three men, one black, two white, who the officer radioed he was pursuing.

Lake County Sheriff's Office

A judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss felony charges against the widow of a Lake County police officer who authorities say staged his suicide. 

Melodie Gliniewicz was charged after her husband, Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, died Sept. 1. Authorities say he staged his suicide because he feared discovery of his embezzlement from a youth program.

Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti said in her ruling that Gliniewicz's widow was legally accountable for funds misappropriated from Fox Lake Explorer Post 300.

The widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who authorities say staged his suicide to make it appear he was killed on duty has applied for her late husband's pension as she awaits trial on conspiracy charges.

Melodie Gliniewicz's husband, Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, died Sept. 1.

Authorities say he staged his suicide because he feared discovery of his embezzlement of a youth program.

Her attorney, Brian Smith, says she is entitled to the pension and that criminal charges to which she has pleaded not guilty to should have no bearing.

The widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who authorities say staged his suicide to appear he was gunned down in the line of duty has been charged with conspiracy for allegedly helping her husband siphon money from a youth program.

Melodie Gliniewicz was charged in January with felony counts of money laundering and disbursing charitable funds without authority for personal benefit.

Officials say Wednesday's conspiracy charge is an additional and alternate way of charging her with the same offenses.

A grand jury has indicted the wife of a Fox Lake police officer who killed himself after stealing money from a youth program.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Melodie Gliniewicz was indicted on felony counts of money laundering and disbursing charitable funds without authority for personal benefit. According to investigators, Melodie Gliniewicz had a "fiduciary role" with the Fox Lake Police Explorer Post, which her husband led. He was accused of embezzling money from the program and using it for personal expenses, such as a trip to Hawaii and adult websites.

Rudd campaign website

A coroner who released controversial details about the death of a northern Illinois police officer dropped re-election plans.

Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd withdrew his bid for the Democratic nomination yesterday, which came a day before he was set to contest a challenge to his paperwork.

Rudd wouldn't discuss his decision. The two Republicans in the race challenged his paperwork, but details haven't been publicized.

Fox Lake Police Department

Officials say about $33,500 in donations and other funds have been released to the widow of a northern Illinois police officer who authorities say killed himself after embezzling from a youth program.

The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports the money released to Melodie on Monday includes a paycheck and donation received after Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz died Sept. 1.

Authorities will decide next week whether to release frozen funds to the widow of a northern Illinois police officer who officials say killed himself after embezzling from a youth program.

The move was delayed after a Lake County judge in the case involving Melodie Gliniewicz had to leave the courthouse yesterday. An attorney declined to say how much will be released.

Authorities say Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz staged his suicide to look like a homicide because he feared discovery of the embezzlement.

Fox Lake Police Department

Investigators are looking into the wife and son of an Illinois police lieutenant who killed himself during a probe of a youth program he oversaw. They are allegedly two of the individuals with whom he exchanged incriminating text messages, according to an official.

Authorities investigating the September death of Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz released documents containing some texts and Facebook messages he shared with others weeks before he died. The documents identify two of the recipients as Individual 1 and Individual 2.

Katie Finlon / WNIJ

Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz died as the result of a "carefully staged suicide," investigators announced Wednesday morning at a news conference.

“We have determined that this staged suicide was the result of extensive criminal acts that Gliniewicz had been committing,” Commander George Filenko, head of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, told a news conference this morning.

(Updated at 11:36 a.m. ET.)

Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, the Illinois police officer whose death this fall prompted a massive manhunt, actually shot himself, investigators have concluded.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Lake County Major Crime Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said Gliniewicz committed suicide after he spent years stealing money from a police program that he oversaw.

Fox Lake Police Department

A review of personnel records from 50 police agencies working on the unsolved shooting death of Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz has found that more than $300,000 has been spent on the investigation.

The Daily Herald analysis found almost two-thirds, about $196,000, was related to overtime. The review also found that departments with employees assigned to the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force had some of the highest costs.

Gliniewicz's Sept. 1 shooting death prompted a manhunt. Authorities later confirmed he was shot twice with his own weapon.