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Elgin cop suspended 30 days for excessive force, will retire at 20 years
An Elgin police officer who used excessive force against a resident is being assigned to desk duty and will retire at the 20-year mark, which means he'll keep his pension.
Police: Prospect Heights attorney murdered in Northbrook
A Prospect Heights man has been found murdered in his Northbrook law office in what authorities called an isolated incident.
Naperville cops: Tainted gummy bears were homemade
Naperville police say the tainted gummy bears that caused a dozen Naperville North High School students to become ill earlier this week likely were homemade and not store bought.
Police: No charges in Lake Zurich football hazing
Lake Zurich police say there is insufficient evidence to warrant criminal charges in connection with allegations of hazing involving the school's football team.
Boys basketball scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 9, results
High school boys basketball results from games of Friday, Dec. 9.
Libertyville, Warren swimmers honor teammate who died
On senior night at Libertyville, both the Wildcats and visiting Warren paid tribute to a recently fallen member of the swimming community, the Blue Devils' Josh Church.
CIA: Russians meddled to help Trump win
The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.
Lake Zurich man dies from drug not seen before in Cook County
A 35-year-old Lake Zurich man was one of two recent deaths attributed to opioids never before seen in Cook County and the number of deaths attributed to a powerful opioid have increased nearly fourfold, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Wauconda divers recover body from Wisconsin's Lake Como
Two ice divers from the Wauconda Fire District recovered the body of a man who had fallen through the ice into Lake Como near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, authorities said Friday.
Naperville tells woman she can't hold church services in her basement
A Naperville minister has been told she can't use the basement of her townhouse as the site for worship services for her church.
Arlington Heights officer OK after fleeing car strikes him
Arlington Heights police are searching for the driver and occupants of a vehicle that struck an officer and hit a squad car Friday evening.
Naperville North pulls out win in overtime
Naperville North's boys basketball team pulled out a 66-65 overtime DuPage Valley Conference win at Wheaton North behind a team-high 23 points from Mitch Lewis. Luke Anthony tallied 27 points for the Falcons to lead all scorers.
Tollway overpass dedicated to state trooper killed in 1995
State officials and the greater law enforcement community honored the memory of Illinois State Trooper Chong Soo Lim of Hoffman Estates Friday by dedicating the Route 59 overpass above the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway 21˝ years after he was killed in the line of duty.
Free throws help Geneva slip past Larkin
Geneva notched a 59-56 Upstate Eight River boys basketball win at Larkin Friday night.
Girls basketball scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 9, results
High school girls basketball results from games of Friday, Dec. 9.
Hoffman Estates Redhawks first Pop Warner team to 'three-peat'
The Hoffman Estates Redhawks became the first football team in Pop Warner history to win three national championships in a row.
Fremd finds winning rhythm
Fremd's boys basketball team smothered Conant with tremendous defensive effort and followed it up with a ball-controlling offense in a 48-37 victory Friday in Hoffman Estates.
Hatchimals expected to arrive at some Wal-Mart stores before Christmas
Wal-Mart announced that several suburban stores are expecting to receive Hatchimals, the hottest, hardest-to-find toy of the holiday season.
Chicago Bulls send three players to Windy City
The Chicago Bulls assigned three players -- Jerian Grant, R.J. Hunter and Paul Zipser -- to the D-League's Windy City Bulls. They are expected to play in Friday's game against Canton at Sears Centre Arena.
Witness: East Dundee murder suspect used fake name for phone
The man accused of killing his 85-year-old grandmother for her inheritance bought a prepaid cellphone under the name of "Joe Smith" days before Mildred "Dodie" Darrington was found stabbed to death in her home, trial testimony indicated Friday.
Whooping cough outbreak at Hersey, Prospect high schools
Five students at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights and four at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect have confirmed cases of whooping cough, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Hoffman Estates police identify third shooting suspect as Elgin man
An Elgin man accused of shooting a McHenry man is at large and considered armed and dangerous by Hoffman Estates police.
Crowd-pleasing win as Libertyville edges Waukegan
Libertyville's boys basketball team prevailed 75-71 in a wild North Suburban Conference matchup against Waukegan.
Ben Carson bows out of headlining Judson forum; school might postpone program to fall
Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has bowed out of keynoting Judson University's 2017 World Leaders Forum in April.
'Westworld' finale had a huge surprise waiting for theory-happy fans
Fans of HBO's "Westworld" had their theories about the show confirmed in the season finale, but former Barrington resident Jonathan Nolan and his writers had a huge surprise waiting for everyone.
Stortz will report to Conant
Bryan Stortz will be Conant's football head coach for the 2017 season.
Elgin loses multimillion water deal with Bartlett
After initially being selected by Bartlett to work out a long-term, multimillion dollar water deal, the city of Elgin lost to a competitor and also will lose about $4.3 million in yearly water revenues starting in 2019.
Wrestling scoreboard: Friday, Dec. 9, results
High school wrestling results from meets of Friday, Dec. 9.
Rolling Meadows fire displaces residents of 4 condo units
Residents of four units in a condominium complex in Rolling Meadows were displaced by a fire Friday afternoon, authorities said.
Downers Grove North still perfect after beating Glenbard West
Downers Grove North is 7-0 on the boys basketball season after defeating West Suburban Silver rival Glenbard West.
Winter storm warning starting tonight for suburbs
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning starting at 6 p.m. today and ending midnight Monday.
'Clutch' Hardy leads St. Charles East over Elgin
St. Charles East defeated Elgin 57-53 in overtime Friday night in Upstate Eight River boys basketball action.
Suburban men charged with attempted murder in Hoffman Estates shooting
Co-defendants Louis Segovia, 18, of Schaumburg, and Rasool Haleem, 31, of Streamwood -- who prosecutors say were involved in the Dec. 1 shooting outside a Hoffman Estates sports bar -- are behind bars on $2 million bail. Both are charged with attempted murder. The shooter remains at large.
West Aurora knocks off East Aurora
West Aurora downed East Aurora 76-59 Friday night in the 223rd boys basketball meeting between the Upstate Eight Valley rivals.
It's worth the weight for victorious Grant
It was a brand new conference -- but the same old rivalry -- when host Antioch met Grant on the wrestling mat Friday night.
Neuqua Valley's best is Waubonsie Valley's worst
Neuqua Valley shows improved chops to defeat rival Waubonsie
Images: Fremd vs. Conant, boys basketball
The Conant High School boys basketball team hosted Fremd High School on Friday, Dec. 9, at Hoffman Estates.
Bartlett surprises West Chicago
Bartlett surprised West Chicago 40-39 Friday night in Upstate Eight Valley boys basketball action.
Believe: $100 to help a student diagnosed with cancer
Today's recipient of a $100 bill through the Believe Project is Lori Blecha of Wauconda.
6 years in prison for man seeking sex from 15-year-old in Aurora
A Chicago man convicted of paying for a sexual encounter with a child in Aurora has been sent to prison for six years.
Giolito eager to impress White Sox in 2017
Acquired from the Washington Nationals on Wednesday in the Adam Eaton trade, top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito is hoping to be a key part of the Chicago White Sox's starting rotation in 2017.
Elgin man sentenced for weapons violation
A 27-year-old Elgin man, arrested after police responded to a call about shots fired last April, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Montini handles Marmion
Montini downed Marmion 83-73 in Chicago Catholic League North boys basketball action Friday night in Aurora.
Belskis steps down at Aurora Central; Brauweiler named new coach
John Belskis stepped down as head football coach at Aurora Central Catholic on Friday. Assistant head coach Luke Brauweiler will take over for the Chargers.
Bartlett to switch to Lake Michigan water in 2019
Bartlett trustees have chosen to make Lake Michigan the village's water source beginning in 2019, changing from a decades-long arrangement in which half came from the Fox River via Elgin and half from local wells. The move will double the average resident's monthly water bill.
Arlington Heights to pay treasurer's office $300,000
Arlington Heights is reimbursing the Cook County treasurer's office nearly $300,000 for refunds the office made to taxpayers who successfully appealed.
Special night for Spiwak, Rolling Meadows
Rolling Meadows senior Kyra Spiwak scored a game-high 22 points and went over 1,000 points in her career as the Mustangs posted a 69-30 victory over visiting Wheeling in Mid-Suburban East girls basketball on Friday night.
Hampshire stops Huntley's FVC win streak at 34
Hampshie's girls basketball team defeated Huntley 34-30 Friday night, snapping the Red Raiders' 34-game Fox Valley Conference winning streak.
Gritt helps Hersey improve to 8-1
Hersey kept its record perfect against Illinois girls basketball teams on Friday night in Arlington Heights. The Huskies rolled to their eighth win in nine games with a 68-31 victory over visiting Elk Grove at the Ken Carter Gymnasium.
Wheeling reaches high for win at Meadows
Wheeling's boys basketball team went to extra heights for Friday night's dramatic 45-43 win at Rolling Meadows. Deshon Jacobs caught a lob pass from Jalen Dennis and finished above the rim to make the winning basket as time expired in the Mid-Suburban East contest.
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