Lantern Project: Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities. We know the list of stories we post here is incomplete. We strive to learn about and share these stories but know that there are some that we and the media miss. If you see a news story of a death in WI related to domestic violence and don't see it posted here, please feel free to let us know about it here. Thank you.
Obituary: "Brian Engelhart, 38, of Waukegan passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday April 11, 2017.
Brian was born on October 10, 1978 in Waukegan, the son of Dean & Anita (Wiess) Engelhart. He was educated in the schools of Zion-Benton. Brian was a self-employed landscaper. His hobbies included fixing cars, landscaping, telling jokes, was a great family man, and most of all spending time with his family & friends, especially his son"...Read more
News Story: "A Twin Lakes woman was arrested after allegedly fatally running over her boyfriend in Kenosha County. According to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred on April 11 at 1:26 AM. Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 34000 block of 110th Street. On arrival they located a severely injured male along the south edge of the roadway. The male subject had injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. He was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries. The deceased is identified as Brian Engelhart, a 38 year old man from Waukegan, Illinois. The operator of the vehicle involved was on the scene. Police say she is from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. She identified herself as the victim’s girlfriend. She was later taken into custody for charges related to the crash"...Read more