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  • Former Chain fireworks president pleads not guilty to theft charge Sep 11, 2014 2:34 PM
    The co-founder of the Chain O’ Lakes Fireworks Committee pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges she stole $8,700 from the group. Noreen Michael, 47, former president of the not-for-profit organization, stood silently while her attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

     
  • Schaumburg man charged in murder for hire plot Sep 11, 2014 6:51 PM
    olice charged a Schaumburg man with attempted murder for hire after prosecutors say he offered to pay an undercover officer $10,000 to kill his wife and another man. Bail was set at $500,000 Friday for Nuruddin Khan, 49. He is being held in Cook County Jail on charges of solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire.

     
  • Oak Brook police release images of burglary suspects Sep 11, 2014 4:27 PM
    Oak Brook police have released surveillance video images showing the weekend burglary of the Louis Vuitton store at Oakbrook Center.

     
  • Three men charged with stealing iPads from Lake Forest Academy in 2013 Sep 11, 2014 4:22 PM
    Three suburban men have been charged with stealing approximately 400 Apple iPads from Lake Forest Academy in June, 2013, authorities said. Nicholas R. Roiniotis, 25, of Palatine, Natan D. Khanania, 25, of Hanover Park, and Anam M. Qadri, 31, of Roselle, were charged Sept. 4 and Sept. 5.

     
  • 2 charged with burglarizing Crystal Lake church Sep 11, 2014 8:41 PM
    A Crystal Lake church has thousands of dollars of property damage after two people burglarized it early Thursday morning, police said. Authorities responded to the Harvest Bible Chapel Church, 580 Tracy Trail, about 12:40 a.m. after receiving a report of a possible burglary in progress.

     
  • Waukegan police warning of “spiritual healing” scam Sep 10, 2014 9:08 AM
    Waukegan Police are investigating a scam in which a woman took deposit money from people for spiritual guidance, then moved away. More than $40,000 was taken, police said.

     
  • Ex-CEO of red-light camera company pleads not guilty Sep 10, 2014 5:07 PM
    A former executive of a Phoenix-based company pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal corruption charges in an ongoing investigation of one of the nation’s largest red-light camera programs in Chicago.

     
  • Ex-sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to excessive force Sep 10, 2014 5:05 PM
    A former Cook County sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a misdemeanor civil rights violation for yanking on an inmate’s ankle shackles, flipping him forward onto a concrete floor and breaking his nose.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 10, 2014 5:36 PM
    Mary M Baggaley, 68, of St. Charles, was charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated assault, obstructing identification, and two counts of resisting arrest at 4:39 p.m. Friday, according to a sheriff’s report.

     
  • Elgin man charged in July burglary Sep 10, 2014 7:44 PM
    Elgin police arrested a man Tuesday night for a residential burglary that happened in late July, police said.

     
  • Kane state’s attorney to lead statewide best practices committee Sep 10, 2014 5:17 PM
    Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon will lead a Best Practices Committee of prosecutors to develop policies and procedures for evidence collection and investigations that can be used across the state. "The goal reallyis to re-emphasize what our responsibility is in all our criminal cases," McMahon said. "That's to get it right the first time."

     
  • Hearing Wednesday for East Dundee murder suspect Sep 10, 2014 12:17 PM
    Richard Schmelzer, who is charged in the stabbing death of his 85-year-old East Dundee grandmother, is set to appear in court Sept. 17, court records show. Schmelzer, 41, was extradited from Texas Tuesday. He is being held at the Kane County jail pending a status hearing at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 305 of the Kane County Judicial Center before circuit court Judge Susan Clancy Boles.

     
  • Ray Graham official charged with defrauding residents Sep 10, 2014 7:27 PM
    A Chicago woman accused of stealing Illinois Link Cards from two disabled residents of Lisle’s Ray Graham Association is being held on $75,000 bail, DuPage County authorities said Wednesday. Prosecutors said Nakarria L. Bell, 31, of the 1500 block of North Mayfield Street, worked as an administrator in the association’s corporate office in Lisle. Bell is charged with several counts of aggravated identity theft and financial exploitation of a person with a disability.

     
  • Arlington Heights man pleads to home invasion Sep 10, 2014 6:46 PM
    An Arlington Heights man pleaded guilty to an April 2013 home invasion in Hoffman Estates, court records show. Jarvis James, 21, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $649 in fines.

     
  • Arlington Hts. police release photo of vandalism suspect Sep 10, 2014 6:33 PM
    Arlington Heights Police have released a surveillance photo of a the person they believe shattered a window on the east side of Windsor School, 1315 E. Miner St., between 3 p.m. Aug. 4 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 5, doing about $1,000 in damage.

     
  • Fourth attempt to sentence former Wheaton North Booster president coming Friday Sep 10, 2014 6:31 PM
    After three previous failed attempts, a DuPage County judge is expected Friday to sentence the former Wheaton North High School Booster Club president, who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $11,000 from the organization. Dorothy “Dee” Horky, 58, of Winfield, was expected to be released Wednesday from the Central DuPage Hospital psychiatric ward, according to her attorney Tim Martin.

     
  • Driver charged with DUI in McHenry skateboarder’s death Sep 10, 2014 6:07 PM
    A 21-year-old Wonder Lake man is charged with drunken driving and causing the death of a 17-year-old skateboarder on Crystal Lake Road late Tuesday night. McHenry Police said Justin Raven, of the 7700 block of Orchard Road, was driving the white Ford F-250 pickup truck that struck Nicholas Kilpatrick of McHenry in the 4200 block of West Crystal Lake Road at 9:08 p.m.

     
  • Aurora man sentenced for threatening judge Sep 10, 2014 5:11 PM
    An Aurora man pleaded guilty to threatening a Cook County jduge, court records show. In exchange for Alexander Wood's guilty plea to the class three felony, a Cook County judge sentenced him to two years in prison.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Sep 11, 2014 2:27 PM
    Thieves stole the catalytic converter between 7:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Aug. 26 from a 2004 Pontiac in the Arlington Park Metra lot, 2121 W. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. Value was estimated at $980.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 9, 2014 4:54 PM
    Dania R. Diaz of Aurora was charged with retail theft at 11:31 a.m. Monday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a police report.

     
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