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  • US opens criminal inquiry of resigning Illinois congressman Mar 20, 2015 1:52 PM
    Source: Rep. Schock, who has resigned, under investigation for possible criminal violations

  • Arlington Heights teen faces traffic charges in fatal crash Mar 20, 2015 4:32 PM
    Arlington Heights police announced Friday that they have filed four traffic charges against a 16-year-old Arlington Heights man whose vehicle struck Barbara Leinonen, 57, of Arlington Heights on March 9. She died two days later.

  • Jury convicts grandmother in child’s running death Mar 20, 2015 9:17 PM
    Authorities claimed the 49-year-old woman forced Savannah to run and carry wood for hours as punishment for a lie about candy. Savannah eventually had a seizure and died three days later in a hospital.

  • Arlington Heights man admits robbing 87-year-old woman Mar 20, 2015 6:48 PM
    An Arlington Heights man charged with stealing $1,000 from an 87-year-old woman last June pleaded guilty to residential burglary and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

  • Aurora police searching for burglary suspect Mar 20, 2015 5:14 PM
    Aurora police said Friday they are searching for a man charged with a Feb. 18 burglary of computer equipment and video games. Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for Anthony D. Gant, 29, whose last known Aurora address was on the 1200 block of West Indian Trail and is also known to frequent the 600 block of Sterling Court in DeKalb. Police said the burglary took place at an apartment on the same block as Gant’s Aurora address.

  • Juan Rivera timeline: 3 times convicted, 3 times released since 1992 Mar 21, 2015 1:05 AM
    After three convictions and 19 years in prison, Juan Rivera now stands to receive $20 million after the settlement of his wrongful conviction lawsuit against Lake County law-enforcement authorities. Here's how the 23-year case unfolded.

  • Former imam accused of sexual assault gets new judge Mar 21, 2015 4:21 PM
    A change of judge was requested and granted Thursday for a prominent former imam and head of an Islamic school in Elgin who was charged last month with the sexual assault of a former secretary at the school. Mohammed Abdullah Saleem, 75, of the 400 block of Jean Street in Gilberts, will next appear before Judge Kara Halios Wednesday, March 25 at the Cook County Courthouse in Rolling Meadows.

  • Armed robbery at Arlington Hts. 7-Eleven Mar 20, 2015 11:25 AM
    Arlington Heights police are looking for a man with a gun who robbed an Algonquin Road convenience store Wednesday night.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Mar 20, 2015 12:25 PM
    • An Arlington Heights resident was scammed out of $2,000 between 9 and 11 a.m. March 9 after a phone call from someone posing as an attorney. The victim was told a grandson was in jail and he needed money for bail. The victim wired the money.

  • Naperville crash victim’s family sues driver who hit her Mar 20, 2015 3:42 PM
    The family of a Naperville woman who was struck and killed by a motorist as she walked her dog is suing the 74-year-old driver cited in the crash for unspecified damages. Police said Emily Driscoll, 22, and her greyhound, Quincy, were crossing at the intersection of Book Road and Rickert Drive around 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2014, when they were struck by a 74-year-old Plainfield man driving a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.

  • Chicago man charged in 2013 Aurora shooting Mar 19, 2015 6:17 PM
    A 24-year-old Chicago man, already in prison on a previous weapons offense in Cook County, has been charged in a 2013 shooting in Aurora. Darrell D. Miller, who last lived on the 10000 block of South Green Street in Chicago, has been charged in DuPage County with aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with a Jan. 5, 2013, shooting that injured three Peoria men at an apartment complex parking lot in the 2600 block of Village Green Drive in Aurora.

  • Mass-shooting simulation to be staged at Barrington High School Mar 19, 2015 5:18 PM
    A large-scale active shooter drill will be staged at Barrington High School Friday morning, where hundreds of police officers, firemen and even SWAT personnel will descend on the building while students are away for the first day of Spring Break. “To make the drill as lifelike as possible police will fire real weapons (without bullets) and victims will have makeup applied to simulate injuries,” a media release sent out by the district Thursday afternoon read.

  • Affidavit details why FBI raided Rosemont body donation firm Mar 20, 2015 12:28 PM
    When federal authorities raided the Rosemont offices of a body donation firm and its Schiller Park crematorium earlier this year, they were looking for evidence about allegations the company sold body parts illegally, a search warrant has revealed. FBI agents conducted raids over the course of three days in January at the Biological Resource Center of Illinois' offices at 9501 W. Devon Ave. in Rosemont and at its sister company, Cremation Services Inc., at 9329 W. Byron St. in Schiller Park.

  • Defense requests psych exam for Des Plaines man accused of stabbing Vernon Hills woman in movie theater parking lot Mar 19, 2015 1:52 PM
    The attorney for a Des Plaines man accused of repeatedly stabbing and slashing a co-worker outside of the Deer Park movie theater this year said he is considering whether to pursue an insanity defense in the case. Attorney Ian Kasper was granted a request to have a court-appointed psychologist examine Daniel Dion, 19, who is accused of the Jan. 8 attack on Katherine M. King, 24, of Vernon Hills.

  • US woman accused of supplying terrorists appears in court Mar 19, 2015 7:06 PM
    Bosnian immigrant accused of helping finance terror groups overseas makes court appearance

  • Chicago man gets 30 years for Streamwood armed robbery Mar 19, 2015 6:11 PM
    A Chicago man received a 30-year sentence Thursday for a 2012 armed robbery of a Streamwood Aldi store, while one of his two co-defendants had his own trial set for June. Freddie Clemons, 45, of the 2800 block of West Wilcox in Chicago, was found guilty in January of wielding the gun used in the Oct. 12, 2012, holdup of the store on the 900 block of East Irving Park Road.

  • Judge denies request to reconsider prison sentence in fatal North Chicago shooting Mar 19, 2015 5:43 PM
    A Lake County judge has denied a motion to reconsider the 60-year prison sentence he issued to a North Chicago man for gunning down a teenage mother in an alley in 2013. The denial by Judge George Strickland opens the door for Jim McPherson, 23, to appeal his case to the state appellate court.

  • Trial date set in Palatine one-punch slaying Mar 19, 2015 2:35 PM
    A jury trial date of June 1 was set Thursday for Michael Platt, the Palatine man charged with first-degree murder in the death last July of 26-year-old Ryan Flannigan, also of Palatine.

  • Farnham joins list of Illinois politicians sentenced to prison Mar 19, 2015 5:59 PM
    Former state Rep. Keith Farnham’s federal sentence Thursday puts him in a long line of state officials who have been sent to prison, though for a far different reason. The Elgin Democrat’s 8-year sentence on federal child pornography charges contrasts with the public corrpution charges that have hit recent governors and lawmakers.

  • Two Fox Lake residents accused of drug possession Mar 19, 2015 7:16 PM
    Two Fox Lake residents have been arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine, authorities said. Xavier J. Thomas, 23, and Jordyn A. Anderson, 20, were arrested after a search warrant was executed on a residence in the 0 to 100 block of Maude Avenue, authorities said.

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