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    4 hurt in Grayslake manufacturing accident

    Fire department crews responded to what was first called a chemical spill at A1 Cleaners on Belvidere Road in Grayslake, but no chemical danger was found.

    Apr 24, 2014 8:18 PM

    Two employees and two firefighters were injured in a hazardous situation at a business in Grayslake on Thursday afternoon. The incident was originally thought to be a chemical spill, but fire officials said it was a manufacturing malfunction.

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    Zion murder suspect sentenced to death in Virginia

    Jorge Torrez

    Apr 24, 2014 4:48 PM

    An ex-Marine suspected of killing two Zion girls was sentenced to death Thursday in Virginia for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years.

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    Citing error, judge knocks 3 years off fatal Kane DUI crash

    Benjamin J. Black

    Apr 24, 2014 5:16 PM

    Citing a legal error, a Kane County judge took three years off a 12-year sentence for aggravated DUI in the Febraury 2013 death of an 11-year-old Sycamore boy in Virgil Township. Benjamin Black had heroin in his system when he caused a chain reaction crash that killed Matthew Ranken. Black’s attorney argued the judge incorrectly considered an aggravating factor twice when issuing the sentence.

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    Ex-girlfriend testifies she helped in Willowbrook murder

    Juan Cuellar

    Apr 24, 2014 6:11 PM

    Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the first-degree murder trial of Juan Cuellar, with Cuellar’s ex-girlfriend testifying she helped get rid of the murder weapon. Kara Collins, 22, of Villa Park, testified she received a phone call from a “remorseful” Cuellar saying he needed to talk to her, just 15 minutes after he shot and killed 18-year-old Downers Grove Township resident Joshua Holmes.

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    Lawyers in NIU hazing argue statute's constitutionality

    David Bogenberger

    Apr 24, 2014 7:38 PM

    Attorneys for five former fraternity members charged with hazing in the 2012 alcohol-related death of Northern Illinois University freshman David Bogenberger argued Thursday that the state's hazing statute is unconstitutional and the charges against their clients should be dismissed.

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    Roskam: Human trafficking a growing threat in suburbs

    Peter Roskam

    Apr 24, 2014 7:02 PM

    Human trafficking — both in terms of labor and sex — is becoming more prevalent in the suburbs, and legislators and law enforcement officials say they’re taking steps to fight it. Elected officials joined suburban police to learn about what more can be done to address the problem. “It (human trafficking) is happening in the suburbs,” Rep. Peter Roskam said. “It is happening in ways that should be apparent to us, but we don’t even see it.”

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