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  • Kane public defender: ‘Innocent man’ convicted in Geneva murder Mar 22, 2015 4:36 PM
    Kelli Childress reflects on the guilty verdict against Shadwick King, her first loss in a murder trial as Kane County public defender, and Geneva's first murder since 1975. "I have no doubt in my mind an innocent man was convicted," she said.

  • Kane prosecutors primed to monitor April election Mar 15, 2015 5:08 PM
    Kane County prosecutors will operate a complaint hotline for the April 7 election; charges dropped against an Aurora shooting suspect; Kane County Bar Foundation offers scholarships

  • Elgin frying pan murder suspect sent for more treatment Mar 8, 2015 4:27 PM
    An Elgin woman accused of beating her boyfriend to death with a frying pan in 2012 has been found unfit to stand trial for a second time, and a judge orders her to the Elgin Mental Health Center for additional treatment.

  • Police: St. Charles robbers targeted two $2,000 bongs Mar 1, 2015 6:50 PM
    Two men accused of armed robbery at a St. Charles tobacco shop in January stole two expensive and intricate bongs, each with an asking price of $2,000, according to a search warrant; a man accused of stalking his estranged wife outside a Batavia movie theater last year pleads guilty to a reduced charge.

  • Delay sought in haunted house battery lawsuit Feb 15, 2015 7:16 PM
    The defense attorney for a Montgomery haunted house being sued for damages over a claim of a sex toy attack last year wants to the lawsuit put on hold until the criminal case against a haunted house worker concludes.

  • Driving drunk in a blizzard a ‘Super’ mistake in Kane County patrol Feb 8, 2015 4:22 PM
    Seattle Seahawks coaches aren’t the only ones who made a poor decision Super Bowl Sunday. Kane County prosecutors say several DUI arrests were made during the blizzard Feb. 1.

  • Frigid charity dip in store for Aurora police, residents Feb 1, 2015 3:47 PM
    Aurora police, dispatchers and residents aim to raise money for the Illinois Special Olympics in the March 8 "Polar Plunge;" a Carpentersville man gets three years in prison for sexual abuse; a former Sycamore man faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting to child pornography possession.

  • Crystal Lake couple, 6 others charged in $600,000 tax scheme Jan 26, 2015 5:45 AM
    A Crystal Lake couple and six others face charges in what federal authorities are calling a $600,000 tax scheme; Aurora and St. Charles police departments are gearing up for their spring citizen police academies.

  • Man pleads guilty to exploitation of elderly father Jan 19, 2015 5:29 AM
    A 53-year-old Elgin man was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $17,000 restitution after admitting to financially exploiting his elderly father; the FBI warns of a scam targeting college students.

  • Carpentersville man almost framed in theft now guilty of making false report Jan 11, 2015 5:50 PM
    A 37-year-old Carpentersville man almost framed by a former Elgin cop in 2011 for stealing a cellphone was sentenced to probation and fined $500 for calling 911 more than a dozen times while drunk in 2013; a Maple Park winery plans fundraiser mixing flowers and art for CASA Kane County on Jan. 16.

  • New year, old jury scam, Kane court officials warn Dec 28, 2014 5:34 PM
    Kane County officials warn of a "missed jury duty" money scam; 14 Aurora businesses score perfect on an alcohol compliance check; McHenry authorities seize cactuses that they say were used to make the peyote, a hallucinogenic drug.

  • $1.25M settlement in I-88 crash that killed Aurora woman Dec 14, 2014 4:20 PM
    A $1.25 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in connection with an April 2013 crash on Interstate 88 that killed an Aurora woman.

  • Crystal Lake police notch first ‘save’ with heroin overdose drug Dec 7, 2014 4:41 PM
    Crystal Lake police notched their first "save" using Narcan, a nasal medication used to treat people who have overdosed on heroin; and CASA Kane County gets special delivery from UPS.

  • Avoid Cyber Monday scams with this one simple rule Nov 30, 2014 4:52 PM
    Use common sense and trust your gut to avoid scams on Cyber Monday; an Elgin-based group that provides legal services to poor people puts its own spin in Giving Tuesday; Aurora police honored for reduction in murders, shootings since 1996.

  • Despite headlines, U.S. violent crime down Nov 16, 2014 5:24 PM
    Violent crime fell about 4 percent nationwide last year, according to the FBI, a trend that appears to be occurring in Kane County as well; a Huntley man gets three years of probation and must register as a sex offender after admitting to soliciting a 12-year-old over the Internet.

  • Trial date set in 2013 murder of Elgin artist Nov 9, 2014 4:38 PM
    A Jan. 26 trial date has been set for a man accused of killing an artist inside of her Elgin townhome in March 2013; a Batavia man who scuffled with police in February gets 30 months of probation and alcohol monitoring.

  • Kane County sets up hotline for election complaints Nov 2, 2014 4:28 PM
    An election complaint hotline will be staffed by the Kane County prosecutors on Tuesday; a Carol Stream teen gets eight years in prison for a 2013 carjacking in South Elgin; State's attorney comments on Batavia man guilty of marijuana trafficking.

  • Report: Forgetful drug defendant brings pot to Kane courthouse Oct 26, 2014 5:42 PM
    A forgetful defendant headed to the Kane County courthouse to apply for a "second chance program" on a felony drug charge was caught with pot at a security checkpoint; an Elburn woman reaches an out-of-court settlementin her suit alleging she suffered a concussion during an Aurora haunted house visit in October 2010.

  • Lawsuit says Elgin hair salon injured 7-year-old Oct 19, 2014 4:34 PM
    A 7-year-old girl went to get a haircut in Elgin this spring, but ended up with a trip to the hospital instead. That’s the allegation in a lawsuit recently filed in Kane County.

  • Settlement closes last chapter in McHenry wrongful conviction Oct 12, 2014 4:22 PM
    McHenry County leaders have closed the final chapter of a 1990s wrongful conviction by securing a $700,000 settlement to pay for county legal defense fees.

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