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  • Man steals $500 of vodka from store Mar 5, 2015 7:29 AM
    Police are searching for a person who stole 13 bottles of vodka from Jewel-Osco in Mount Prospect.

  • Panel calls for pardon of famous paleontologist Peter Larson Mar 5, 2015 2:06 PM
    Senate panel backs measure calling for presidential pardon of SD paleontologist Peter Larson

  • Waukegan man pleads guilty to attacking jogger on bike path Mar 5, 2015 2:43 PM
    A Waukegan man accused of attacking a female jogger on the North Shore Bike Path near Libertyville pleaded guilty in Lake County court Thursday to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

  • Gas station near Wadsworth robbed Mar 4, 2015 2:27 PM
    A thief robbed a gas station near Wadsworth on Tuesday night, Lake County sheriff’s police said.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Mar 4, 2015 3:37 PM
    A man was seen on a security video taking 13 bottles of vodka valued at $507 around 11:23 p.m. Feb. 27 at Jewel-Osco, 333 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect. He hid the bottles in a duffel bag.

  • 3 changed in armed robberies of homes in Lombard, Villa Park Mar 4, 2015 5:59 PM
    Three arrests have been made in connection with three armed robberies of homes in Villa Park and Lombard. Victor Vega, 22, of Villa Park, Jesse Loucks, 20, of Lombard Vega and Loucks have both been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, according to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. A 17-year-old also was arrested.

  • Fox Valley area police reports Mar 4, 2015 5:10 PM
    Andrew A. Croy, 25, of Geneva, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while his license is revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 2:04 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East Side Drive, according to a police report.

  • Libertyville man gets probation for stealing company's secrets Mar 4, 2015 9:30 AM
    A former software engineer for CME Group who pleaded guilty in 2012 to stealing source code to create a similar program in China won't spend any time in prison. Chunlai Yang of Libertyville was sentenced Tuesday to four years of probation for stealing software that underpinned the CME Group's Globex trading platform.

  • Schaumburg man charged with selling meth Mar 4, 2015 6:42 PM
    Ruben Rodriguez, 22, of Schaumburg was ordered held on $90,000 bond Wednesday on charges that he delivered methamphetamine to undercover Illinois State Police officers on three separate occasions.

  • FBI: Man who robbed Lisle bank captured Mar 4, 2015 2:33 PM
    A man who robbed the Lisle Savings Bank Monday has been captured, the FBI is reporting. Bandit Tracker Chicago has reported the man was captured in the two days after robbing the bank in the 1400 block of Maple Road. The identity of the robber has not been released on the website, which is owned by the FBI.

  • Should Des Plaines pay alderman's legal bills? Ordinance says maybe Mar 4, 2015 1:41 PM
    At least two Des Plaines aldermen are suggesting the city should pay for Alderman Dick Sayad's defense on criminal trespass charges - saying the charges are politically motivated and that Sayad was acting in his capacity as alderman when he walked into a house uninvited on Feb. 25

  • Naperville bar stabbing victim testifies to drinking, not recalling much Mar 5, 2015 7:33 AM
    Willie Hayes said Feb. 3, 2012, was supposed to be a night of celebrating a football teammate’s birthday, but because he was drunk he recalls very little about that night. He does remember how it ended: with his stabbing in the chest. "I felt like I had been punched and I felt like I couldn’t breathe," he testified in the murder trial of Dan Olaska, accused of stabbing Hayes and fatally stabbing a school teacher in a Naperville bar.

  • Roselle parolee arrested on charges of selling heroin Mar 4, 2015 7:46 PM
    A 27-year-old Roselle parolee was charged with delivering heroin to undercover officers on five separate occasionas last month. Paul Ramos, of the 800 block of Yosemite Trail, was ordered held on a total bail of $250,000.

  • Cyberbullying definition becoming clearer in Dist. 203 Mar 3, 2015 3:44 PM
    Cyberbullying isn’t included in the policies that govern education in Naperville Unit District 203, but that’s likely to change this month.

  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot Mar 3, 2015 5:06 PM
    Drew Peterson pleads not guilty to plotting to kill prosecutor, waives preliminary hearing

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Mar 3, 2015 5:52 PM
    Thieves stole a coat valued at $1,400 between 12:05 and 4 p.m. Feb. 21 from a victim at House of Blonde, 1822 N. Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights.

  • 5 St. Paul adults charged in multistate sex trafficking ring Mar 3, 2015 6:06 PM
    Prosecutors charge 5 St. Paul adults in sex trafficking ring; some minors were victims

  • Glen Ellyn police warn of scam Mar 3, 2015 6:55 PM
    Glen Ellyn police are asking residents to be cautious after the home of elderly residents was burglarized by men claiming to be employees of “power and light.”

  • Justice said to find racial bias in Ferguson police actions Mar 3, 2015 2:00 PM
    The Justice Department has concluded that the Ferguson, Missouri, police force routinely violated the constitutional rights of minority residents, according to a law enforcement official.

  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot Mar 3, 2015 7:03 PM
    Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife’s disappearance, has pleaded not guilty to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.

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