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  • 4 die, more than 30 hurt in Chicago weekend shootingsApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Four people were shot and killed between Friday afternoon and Sunday night on the city’s South and West sides — the first a 17-year-old girl on the city’s South Side on Friday afternoon — and more than 30 were wounded.

     
  • Elgin man charged after car smashes into houseApr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 35-year-old Elgin man who went to prison for fighting with emergency crews responding to a 2009 fire at his parents’ Elgin home is in trouble again. James R. Beavers Jr. was arrested April 4 and charged with driving under the influence after, authorities say, he crashed his girlfriend’s car into a house.

     
  • A horse feeds on hay on a Hampshire farm in March after Kane County Animal Control officials seized it and other animals from its owner, who has been charged with neglect and cruelty to animals.

    Neglect-case animals making way to new homesApr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kane County Animal Control is trying to do what it can to make sure the animals involved in a March neglect and cruelty case end up in good homes. As of Friday, adoptions were finalized for all but seven of the 90-plus animals that Stacy Fiebelkorn forfeited or had removed by a judge, Animal Control Director Robert Sauceda said.

     
  • An unidentified family member holds a nine-month-old boy, trying to avoid media Saturday as they leave after the boy’s court appearance in Lahore, Pakistan.

    Pakistan judge dismisses 9-month-old’s murder caseApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    “The father of toddler produced him before the judge today,” Tarar said. “The boy was in the arms of his father when police submitted a report, stating they have dropped the charge against the boy.”

     
  • Ohio judge orders man to hold ‘I AM A BULLY!’ signApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    The judge also ordered the man to serve 15 days in jail and undergo anger management classes and counseling. He also had to submit a court-ordered apology letter to his victim.

     
  • Hanover Park police seek public’s help in search for knife-wielding suspectApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hanover Park police are seeking the public's help in the search for a man with a hunting knife who stole a purse outside a store on the 2000 block of Army Trail Road.

     
  • No decision on charges in Barrington ‘sexting’ caseApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington police said Friday that their ongoing investigation of “sexting” among some Barrington middle school students is at too early a stage to determine whether criminal charges will be pursued.

     
  • Robert D. Wonderling

    Police: Antioch Township volunteer charged with batteryApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 67-year-old Antioch Township emergency services volunteer has been arrested for inappropriately touching a female member of the Antioch Rescue Squad, authorities said Friday. Robert Wonderling, of Lake Villa, was charged with misdemeanor battery, authorities said.

     
  • Jail, probation for man wounded in 2012 North Aurora drug robberyApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    One of two men wounded in a 2012 drug-related shooting in North Aurora pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 160 days in jail and 18 months probation. Baldemar A. Aguilar, 25, also must pay $3,200 in fines and court costs.

     
  • Employee charged with diverting $700,000 from firmApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Chicago trading firm’s office manager is facing a federal wire fraud charge after authorities say he diverted more than $700,000 from the company’s dividends to buy land in Indiana.

     
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  • Matthew Bielecki

    Former Antioch-area firefighter pleads guilty to sex assault chargesApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A former Antioch-area firefighter pleaded guilty in Lake County court to one count of sexual assaulting a teen he allegedly represented as a modeling manager. Matthew Bielecki, 44, of Antioch Township, was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday.

     
  • Rapper Chief Keef pleads not guilty to DUIApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rap star Chief Keef pleaded not guilty to one count of driving under the influence of drugs in a Lake County courtroom early Friday. Keith Cozart, 18, of the 800 block of Happ Road in Northfield, remains free in lieu of $3,000 bond. His next court date is May 28.

     
  • Schaumburg to join drug task force it suggestedApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg police are planning to join Arlington Heights and Hanover Park on a new Northwest suburban drug task force whose June 1 creation was first suggested by Schaumburg. The formation of a Northwest Cook County arm of the 26-year-old North Central Narcotics Task Force is considered a significant step in the Schaumburg Police Department's reorganization of its own drug enforcement efforts, Police Chief James Lamkin said.

     
  • Latoya Baines

    Fitness evaluation ordered for 2012 Batavia murder suspectApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A fitness evaluation has been ordered for Latoya Baines, a Batavia woman accused of the spring 2012 stabbing death of her boyfriend because she thought he was cheating. The murder of Gerald J. Jackson was Batavia's first murder since 2004.

     
  • Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla was responsible for distributing multiple tons of cocaine, sometimes moving hundreds of kilograms on a weekly basis, between 2005 and 2008.

    Sinaloa cartel member cooperating with fedsApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A high-ranking member of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel and son of one of the drug ring’s leaders pleaded guilty to drug trafficking a year ago and has been cooperating with authorities, federal prosecutors in Chicago announced Thursday.

     
  • Dimitar Nikolov, also known as Georgi Grigorov.

    Arlington Heights man sentenced for 6th DUIApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 35-year old Arlington Heights man pleaded guilty to his 5th DUI and to driving on a suspended or revoked license Thursday. Dimitar Nikolov, also known as Georgi Grigorov, was sentenced as a class X offender based on his previous convictions. Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta sentenced Nikolov to six years in prison.

     
  • Ex-health department aide pleads guilty to fraudApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A former top aide at the Illinois Department of Public Health pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to bribery and taking kickbacks in connection with $13 million in state grants and contracts and to obstructing a grand jury investigation.

     
  • Man charged with entering home, raping 4-year-oldApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A suburban man is charged with raping a 4-year-old girl in a Calumet Park home while others were inside and smoking a cigarette afterward.

     
  • Steven Gee

    Waukegan man pleads guilty to home invasion for role in 2012 murderApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Waukegan man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in connection with the murder of a 42-year-old man during a drug deal that went bad. Steven Gee, 23, faces 10 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to one count of home invasion in Lake County court.

     
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