Two charged in teen’s death at Allendale facility in Lake Villa

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LAKE COUNTY, Ill. — Two people have been charged in connection with the death of a 16-year-old boy at the Allendale Association in Lake Villa.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office sent out a new release late Friday night, saying two persons of interest will appear in bond court Saturday morning to face charges in the death of Shaquan Allen, 16.

Allen was found unresponsive at Allendale Wednesday night.   He later died at the hospital.   His family has been demanding answers in his death.

An autopsy was conducted Thursday, but the cause of death was not released.

Allendale is a facility for boys and girls with behavioral disabilities.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference and release more details following today’s court hearing.

Please check back later for new information.


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