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  • Wheeling teen gets 180 days in jail for fatal accident Jul 30, 2014 5:09 PM
    A Wheeling teenager pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless related to an accident that claimed the life of an 86-year-old pedestrian last December. Melissa Salgado, 19, was sentenced to two years probation and 180 days in Cook County Jail in exchange for her guilty plea.

  • Antioch man faces charges in identity theft and burglary Jul 30, 2014 5:48 PM
    An Antioch man faces charges of burglary and unlawful use of a credit card for burglarizing vehicles in Round Lake Park and Round Lake Beach. Rolando Hernandez, 21, remains held in Lake County jail on $25,000 bail after his arrest Monday.

  • Round Lake gang member sentenced to 38 years in Zion murder Jul 30, 2014 6:33 PM
    A gang member convicted of being responsible for the killing of a Zion teen for the way he wore his hat in 2012 was sentenced to 38 years in prison in Lake County court Wednesday. Jose Rebollar, 26, of Round Lake, will have to serve 100 percent of the sentence handed down by Judge Daniel Shanes.

  • Vandals target Rolling Meadows site where trees removed Jul 30, 2014 7:11 PM
    Vandals spray-painted graffiti on a vacant house and landscaping equipment at a construction site in Rolling Meadows where neighbors last weekend protested the razing of old trees to clear the way for new homes. The graffiti includes statements such as “Save the trees” and “Rolling Meadows — City of Trees.”

  • 3 years in prison for North Aurora drug dealer Jul 30, 2014 5:04 PM
    A 20-year-old North Aurora drug dealer was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday by a Kane County judge. Krisada M. Cheung could have received probation for his July 2012 arrest for dealing marijuana, but violated probation and tested positive on a June drug test, which was administered after he pleaded guilty in May to the marijuana charge.

  • Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant charged with battery Jul 30, 2014 4:56 PM
    A Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant is scheduled to return to court Friday, Aug. 1, on a misdemeanor charge of battery, stemming from an allegation he pushed and punched a Bartlett man last month during a traffic altercation in Hoffman Estates. Anthony M. Butler, 47, of the 700 block of Lancaster Lane in Geneva was charged June 12.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 31, 2014 5:24 PM
    Thieves stole the catalytic converter valued at $700 between 3 p.m. July 15 and 8 a.m. July 16 from a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier in an apartment lot on the 100 block of Boardwalk Street in Elk Grove Village. During the same time, thieves stole the catalytic converter valued at $600 from a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier in a lot on the 800 block of Wellington Avenue. and a catalytic converter valued at $500 from a 2008 Ford Escape in a lot on the 700 block of Wellington Avenue.

  • Palatine man charged in ‘one punch’ killing appears in court Jul 30, 2014 6:11 PM
    A Cook County judge on Wednesday left in place the $2 million bail for a Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man during a July 18 dispute outside a bar. Michael Platt, 35, appeared in court for the first time since authorities filed a first-degree murder charge against him alleging he killed Ryan Flannigan with a punch thrown during the altercation in downtown Palatine.

  • St. Charles man faces more theft-by-fraud charges Jul 29, 2014 1:07 PM
    A St. Charles man has been charged with stealing from a former co-worker. Charges of forgery and theft were filed in June against Peter Mazzara, who is already facing charges of theft in an unrelated case, according to court records.

  • Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime Jul 29, 2014 5:35 PM
    Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has dropped significantly.

  • Fox Valley police reports Jul 29, 2014 5:08 PM
    Arturo Gonzalez, 43, of Elgin, was charged Monday with vehicular invasion, aggravated battery, domestic battery and possession of cannabis after he reached inside a vehicle with two occupants and punched both of them, court records show.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Jul 29, 2014 5:08 PM
    Patricia A. Hewitt, 76, of Geneva, was charged with disorderly conduct at 6:37 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of South College Street, according to a Batavia police report.

  • Bond set at $250,000 for Hoffman Estates man in Bensenville shooting Jul 29, 2014 6:50 PM
    Bond was set at $250,000 Tuesday afternoon for a Hoffman Estates man accused of firing his rifle at his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend near Bensenville. Ted Bukowski, 20, of the 900 block of Evanston Street, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm in the direction of a person, reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

  • Streamwood nurse charged with Medicare fraud Jul 29, 2014 3:39 PM
    A Streamwood woman who managed an in-home health care business is facing several federal Medicare fraud charges. Diana Jocelyn Gumila, 45, is accused of "double-billing" Medicare or billing for services that were unnecessary. Gumila, a registered nurse since 1991, operated Doctor At Home and Xpress Mobile Imaging, both based in Schaumburg. She faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

  • 3 charged in Roselle vandalism cases Jul 29, 2014 4:01 PM
    Three men are awaiting trial after being charged in connection with a series of vandalism incidents last month in Roselle. Christopher Geldmeyer, 20, of the 1300 block of Carriage Way, in Roselle; David Henry, 19, of the 1300 block of Greenbrook Court in Hanover Park; and Damar Elerby, 19, of the 12 block of West Pinehurst, in Glendale Heights, each were charged Thursday with felony criminal damage to property.

  • Wheeling man pleads guilty to 2012 home invasion Jul 29, 2014 6:30 PM
    One of two defendants charged in a 2012 Wheeling home invasion pleaded guilty to the class X felony. Kevin Summers, 30, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in exchange for his guilty plea.

  • Palatine man faces murder charge in punching death Jul 30, 2014 9:34 AM
    A Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said Tuesday. “This is a tragedy from a senseless act of violence,” police Cmdr. Michael Seebacher said. The victim, Ryan Flannigan, was described by his sister as "kind, considerate and selfless."

  • Man arrested in Round Lake Beach shooting Jul 29, 2014 11:04 PM
    A Round Lake Beach man was arrested Tuesday in a shooting that injured a 16-year-old, according to police. Anthony M. Weber, 21, of Round Lake Beach, who had a separate arrest warrant from Wisconsin on domestic battery charges, was arrested at about 11:45 a.m. at a residence in Janesville, Wisconsin.

  • Woman gets jail for selling fatal heroin dose to Vernon Hills teen Jul 30, 2014 5:48 AM
    An Evanston woman convicted of selling a fatal dose of heroin to a 15-year-old Vernon Hills girl was sentenced to 18 months in jail and 30 months of probation Tuesday. Michelle Lee, now 21, was sentenced after she was convicted in May of selling a gram of heroin to three teens in 2011.

  • Streamwood man pleads guilty to molesting teen Jul 29, 2014 5:22 PM
    A 32-year-old Streamwood man pleaded guilty to molesting a 14-year-old girl and was sentenced to one year in prison. Angelo Cannata, who pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse, was also ordered to register as a sex offender and pay $689 in fines, court records show.

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