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  • Zion teen sentenced to 23 years for killing infant son Oct 20, 2014 6:41 PM
    A Zion teen was sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his 5-month-old son when the child wouldn’t stop crying. Victor Salinas-Corona, 18, must serve 100 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Matt DeMartini said Monday.

  • Lombard doctor guilty of defrauding insurance companies Oct 20, 2014 5:28 PM
    A Lombard dermatologist was found guilty in federal court of defrauding insurance companies by billing cosmetic treatments as pre-cancerous lesions on the skin, officials said.

  • Truck driver’s statements can be used in trial on I-88 crash Oct 20, 2014 6:47 PM
    Statements a Hanover Park truck driver gave police just hours a January crash along I-88 in which he is accused of killing Wheeling tollway worker Vincent Petrella and seriously injuring a state trooper can be used against him should his case proceed to trial, a DuPage County judge has ruled..

  • 8 years for Aurora home invasion, hammer attack Oct 20, 2014 4:59 PM
    An Aurora man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home in July 2013, injuring her and stealing her cellphone and cash. Angelo M. Parra, 24, also struck the woman and another person with a hammer, prosecutors said.

  • Northwest suburbs in 60 seconds Oct 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    Thieves broke through a fence between 2 p.m. Oct. 4 and 6 a.m. Oct. 6 at a construction site on the 2000 block of South Clearwater Drive in Des Plaines, broke into a tool container and stole several saws, drills, cable cutters, grinder, torch sets and wobble lights. Thieves also stole scrap copper and scrap condensers. Loss was estimated at $17,680.

  • Carpentersville man charged in Palatine with public indecency Oct 18, 2014 3:38 PM
    A Carpentersville man has been charged with public indecency in Palatine, police said Friday. Palatine police arrested and charged Pedro Rodriguez, 36, of the 1800 block of Center Drive, with two misdemeanor counts of public indecency, according to a news release.

  • Aurora man gets 90 years for sexually assaulting relative Oct 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Kane County judge has sentenced an Aurora man to 90 years in prison for sexually assaulting a relative, officials said. Jose Mendoza-Sosa, 46, of the 300 block of Spring Street, was sentenced Friday by Associate Judge Clint Hull, according to a news release from Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon. In addition, Mendoza-Sosa also must register as a sex offender for life, although the judge noted during the hearing that he likely would die in prison.

  • Investment adviser convicted Oct 17, 2014 7:54 PM
    A federal jury on Friday found a Chicago investment adviser guilty of defrauding an Oak Brook-based bank and two clients, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office. Robert J. Lunn, 64, of Chicago was convicted on five counts of federal bank fraud. He faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine on each count, the news release said.

  • Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers Oct 17, 2014 5:42 PM
    State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated debate as proponents of the devices in and out of law enforcement raised questions about issues ranging from privacy to cost to public trust.

  • Chicago residents charged with baggage thefts Oct 17, 2014 5:19 PM
    Two people from Chicago have been charged with taking 18 bags from Sea-Tac Airport valued at more than $45,000.

  • Accused of torturing cousin, man arrested in southwest Michigan Oct 17, 2014 9:25 PM
    A 27-year-old man accused of locking his cousin in a cage, throwing hot wax on him and burning him with a lighter near Des Plaines has been arrested in Michigan.

  • Ex-Schaumburg cop’s trial in drug-skimming case delayed Oct 17, 2014 9:05 PM
    A trial date has been pushed back for a former Schaumburg police officer accused with two others of skimming drugs from police seizures and then using an informant to sell the narcotics on the street. The trial for John Cichy, 31, was set to begin Tuesday in DuPage County, but Judge Blanche Hill Fawell agreed Friday to delay it for an unspecified time at the request of the officer’s attorney, Jay Fuller.

  • Man accused of shooting McHenry Co. cops had rocky military history Oct 17, 2014 8:55 PM
    The man accused of shooting two McHenry County deputies had an “expert” rifle rating — the Army’s top grade — along with a troubled and checkered service history, military records show. Scott B. Peters of Holiday Hills served from February 1980 through May 1983. His service record shows him as “AWOL” twice, and he was cited once for “desertion.” He also served at least three stints in a military jail.

  • Images: Police Discover a Weapon in Holiday Hills Oct 17, 2014 3:51 PM
    Authorities discovered a weapon in a creek blocks from the Holiday Hills home of shooting suspect Scott B. Peters on Friday. Peters was sought after the early Thursday shooting of McHenry County sheriff’s deputies Khalia Satkiewicz and Dwight Maness .

  • Man sentenced for South Barrington burglaries Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Hickory Hills man pleaded guilty recently to two residential burglaries in South Barrington . In exchange for his guilty pleas, a Cook County judge sentenced Leo Ely to 10 years in prison.

  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    Two leaf blowers, a chain saw, two weed trimmers, and one hedge trimmer, worth a combined $2,000, were stolen between noon Oct. 1 and 5 p.m. Oct. 9 after someone broke into a metal trailer in the backyard of a home on the 100 block of Old Farm Lane near Carpentersville, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    Jorge Alberto Gonzalez, 21, of Montgomery, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday at Randall Road and Mill Creek Drive, according to a police report.

  • 2 charged with beating girl, stealing her pot in Batavia Oct 17, 2014 6:09 PM
    Two Batavia residents have been charged with robbery, mob action and battery, accused of beating on a 16-year-old girl and stealing marijuana from her, Batavia police report.

  • Man gets 78 years for shooting Elgin boy Oct 16, 2014 9:33 PM
    A Cook County judge sentenced Miguel Hernandez, 30, of Elgin, to a total of 78 years in prison for the October 2011 murder of 5-year-old Eric Galarza Jr. in a gang-related attack on the victim's father. Hernandez continues to maintain his innocence, and defense attorney Ralph Meczyk indicated Hernandez will appeal his conviction.

  • Texas man pleads not guilty to murdering grandmother Oct 16, 2014 4:51 PM
    A 41-year-old Texas man pleaded not guilty in Kane County court to charges he killed his grandmother in July at her East Dundee home. Richard Schmelzer is being held on $5 million bail and faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted of murdering Mildred "Dodie" Darrington, 85. Court records suggest Schmelzer had money problems and stood to inherit a large part of Darrington's estimated $1 million estate.

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