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  • Mother gets 2 years for locking son in basement Dec 18, 2014 7:27 PM
    A Quincy woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for locking her 5-year-old son in their basement. Tricia Franklin, 27, pleaded guilty last month to an unlawful restraint charge.

     
  • Teacher at school for visually impaired arrested Dec 18, 2014 7:28 PM
    Illinois State Police say they’ve arrested an instructor at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 18, 2014 5:31 PM
    Alfonso Estrada Jr. and Edgar A. Torres, both 18 and from Elgin, were charged Monday with armed violence, vehicular invasion, three counts of aggravated battery and mob action, according to court records and a police report.

     
  • Man pleads not guilty to gunning down sister’s boyfriend in Round Lake Beach Dec 18, 2014 3:48 PM
    A Chicago Heights man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he gunned down a Round Lake Beach man Nov. 8. Jeremy Anderson, 36, faces 45 years to life in prison if found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder for killing his sister’s boyfriend in what was described as a "domestic incident."

     
  • Chickenpox forces southern Illinois prison lockdown Dec 18, 2014 7:24 PM
    A southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is in lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox.

     
  • Naperville doctor charged with sexually assaulting patients Dec 19, 2014 9:11 AM
    A Naperville doctor has been charged with sexually assaulting and abusing three patients at his Yorkville office. Dr. Haohua Yang, 50, was arrested after Kendall County prosecutors charged him Tuesday with three counts of criminal sexual assault and five counts of criminal sexual abuse.

     
  • Probation for Elgin man caught growing pot plants Dec 18, 2014 5:59 PM
    An Elgin man was sentenced to two years of probation this week after pleading guilty to growing more than 20 marijuana plants. Authorities found the plants in a secret room after a May fire at the home of Robert L. Smith, 56.

     
  • Police search for shooter in Montgomery Dec 18, 2014 11:38 PM
    Montgomery police are looking for a person who shot and killed a 28-year-old Chicago man Thursday night. Police responded about 6 p.m. to the intersection of Montgomery Road and Fourth Street for a report of shots fired and a man down.

     
  • Waukegan hit-and-run victim dies from injuries Dec 18, 2014 7:09 PM
    A 21-year-old North Chicago man has died of injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run accident crash in Waukegan. Police said Adrian Gonzalez succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

     
  • Doctors: Man in Amtrak stabbing suffered delusions Dec 17, 2014 1:25 PM
    Documents show that a Michigan man and Army veteran charged with stabbing four people aboard an Amtrak train had delusions at one time and spent time in jail for attacking a girlfriend.

     
  • 10 charged in credit card fraud and ticket scheme Dec 17, 2014 1:25 PM
    Federal authorities have charged 10 people in a scheme that allegedly used stolen credit card numbers to purchase $1.7 million worth of sports and concert tickets and then resold them at venues across Wisconsin and the U.S.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    Owen T. Szorc, 24, of St. Charles, was charged Dec. 8 with public drunkenness, according to a St. Charles police report.

     
  • NIU graduate shot outside Texas TV station Dec 17, 2014 3:47 PM
    A weather forecaster who attended Northern Illinois University was shot multiple times outside a central Texas television station Wednesday morning, according to reports.

     
  • Lake County jail guard accused of not assisting paralyzed inmate has died Dec 17, 2014 6:23 PM
    A former Lake County jail guard facing charges for not assisting an inmate who was paralyzed during a 2011 jailhouse scuffle has died. Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach, was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Centegra Hospital — McHenry. The cause of death was blood clots in his lungs, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said.

     
  • Naperville theater owner released on $25,000 bail Dec 17, 2014 6:50 PM
    The owner of Hollywood Palms movie theater in Naperville, accused of owing the state more than $1.37 million in underreported taxes, was released from DuPage County Jail Wednesday afternoon. Edwin C. “Ted” Bulthaup III, 57, is charged in two multicounty indictments with more than 100 felony counts related to the tax fraud scheme. If convicted, Bulthaup faces between four and 15 years in prison.

     
  • Park Ridge man charged with child porn possession Dec 17, 2014 9:33 PM
    A 47-year-old Park Ridge man has been charged after authorities said they found more than 1,000 images of child pornography in his possession. Albert Galus, a former tutor for middle school and high school students, was arrested Tuesday.

     
  • Addison man charged with cannabis possession Dec 17, 2014 8:46 PM
    A 25-year-old Addison man was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, officials said Wednesday.

     
  • Naperville man recieves presidential pardon Dec 17, 2014 9:26 PM
    A Naperville man convicted in 1989 of commodities fraud and wire fraud received one of the 12 pardons issued Wednesday by President Barack Obama. Brian E. Sledz, now 54, was a trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange when he pleaded guilty to the charges.

     
  • Chicago couple convicted of stealing state grants Dec 17, 2014 11:00 PM
    A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud scheme involving Illinois Department of Public Health grants. A federal jury deliberated for just over five hours before dealing a clean sweep for the government in finding Leon Dingle Jr., 77, and Karin Dingle, 75, guilty on 17 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering.

     
  • North Barrington attorney accused in home invasion pleads not guilty Dec 17, 2014 1:26 PM
    A North Barrington attorney pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of breaking into a Hawthorn Woods home and using a gun to threaten his ex-wife and daughter.

     
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