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  • 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.

  • Tributes roll in ahead of service for Elgin attorney killed in plane crash Oct 5, 2014 4:17 PM
    Condolences and tributes continue to pour in ahead of a Saturday memorial service for a longtime Elgin attorney who was killed a small plane crash. John E. Juergensmeyer, 80, died Sept. 28 when his plane went down in a cornfield near Plano.

  • More prescription drug disposal sites in Kane County Sep 28, 2014 4:29 PM
    The Kane County Sheriff's Office is teaming with police deparments in Sugar Grove and Pingree Grove to add permanent prescription drug drop-off boxes in each department lobby.

  • Turn in unused prescription drugs in Kane County Saturday Sep 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Turn in unused, unwanted prescription drugs Saturday; an Elgin man gets 8 years in prison for firing shots near a school last year; Kane County Sheriff seeks citizen of the year nominations

  • Probation, jail for Elgin Tower arsonist Sep 15, 2014 8:55 AM
    A homeless man gets jail and probation for setting fire to the Elgin Tower Building earlier this year; a Kane County prosecutor is promoted to the priority prosecution unit; and Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon talks about completing his first Ironman Triathlon.

  • St. Charles Dist. 303 settles playground bully lawsuit Aug 31, 2014 4:33 PM
    The family of a St. Charles elementary school student has settled its lawsuit against St. Charles Unit District 303, in which they alleged the boy’s right arm was broken because school officials failed to protect him from a bully. The suit was settled and dismissed this summer, according to court records, after the district’s insurance carrier paid $15,000 to cover the 8-year-old boy’s medical expenses.

  • Hitzeman: Carpentersville SUV ramming case set for trial Aug 17, 2014 5:34 PM
    A Chicago woman accused of running down two teens in Carpentersville with her sport utility vehicle last year because they were bullying her nephew is scheduled for trial Oct. 20.

  • McHenry prosecutor up for anti-DUI honor Aug 10, 2014 4:20 PM
    A McHenry County prosecutor will be honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and an Aurora police officer receives special recognition for going above the call of duty to solve a cellphone robbery.

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