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  • Suspect arrested after Elk Grove Village robbery Nov 27, 2014 3:14 PM
    A suspect remained in custody awaiting charges Thursday following a robbery at an Elk Grove Village sandwich shop, police said.

  • Aurora man charged with attempted murder Nov 27, 2014 10:46 PM
    A 17-year-old Aurora resident has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

  • Gang members plead not guilty in Lake County RICO case Nov 26, 2014 3:19 PM
    Several members of the notorious 4 Corner Hustlers pleaded not guilty in Lake County court Wednesday to various charges of racketeering and conspiracy on claims they were part of a street gang that conspired to carry out multiple murders, violent crimes and drug sales in Lake County.

  • Bartlett man gets 4 years for Lisle road-rage shooting Nov 26, 2014 3:33 PM
    Vaughn Atkins of Bartlett insists he was protecting his family when he fired a handgun at another vehicle following a traffic altercation earlier this year in Lisle. A DuPage County judge, however, decided Atkins caused a much greater public safety hazard and sentenced him to four years in prison.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 26, 2014 3:25 PM
    Kendal B. Rusin, 25, of Geneva, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver (500 to 2,000 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia, at 3:09 a.m. Nov. 16 at his house, according to a police report.

  • Wisconsin man jailed on $200,000 bail in connection with fatal crash Nov 26, 2014 3:10 PM
    A Wisconsin man was held in Lake County jail Wednesday in connection with a fatal crash Tuesday morning on Route 120 near Lakemoor. Kenneth F. Szczesny Jr., of Kenosha was charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing death, reckless homicide and improper lane usage.

  • Two injured in Monday shooting in Aurora Nov 25, 2014 7:24 PM
    A Monday night shooting in Aurora left two men seriously injured, officials said Tuesday.

  • Police search for man wanted in four armed robberies over 8 days Nov 25, 2014 2:06 PM
    Waukegan police are searching for a man who they say committed four armed robberies and shot at officers during an eight-day period. The robberies took place between Nov. 14 and Nov. 22, authorities said.

  • Police recover nearly $4,400 worth of drugs in Aurora Nov 25, 2014 8:53 PM
    Aurora police recently seized nearly $4,400 worth of drugs at an Aurora home, officials said Tuesday. Police executed a search warrant on Nov. 20 at a home on the 300 block of Melrose Avenue, according to Media Relations Manager Dan Ferrelli.

  • Judge to hand down sentence on Lisle road rage shooter Nov 25, 2014 7:02 PM
    A Barlett man admitted Tuesday that he exercised poor judgment but maintained he was protecting his family last March when he opened fire on another driver during a traffic altercation near Lisle. A DuPage County judge will decide Wednesday morning how he will be punished. .

  • Tip, ‘thank you’ note lead to drug charges against man Nov 26, 2014 6:11 AM
    A confidential tip and a "thank you for my drugs" note found in the trash helped lead to charges against a North Aurora man on charges of ecstasy and marijuana possession. Nathan T. Wolff, 30, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the most severe charge.

  • Fox Valley police reports Nov 25, 2014 4:56 PM
    Ramiro Miranda, 34, of Elgin, was charged Monday with battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct, court records show.

  • Trial set for man accused of killing baby in Waukegan Nov 25, 2014 5:49 PM
    A Dec. 8 trial date has been set for a Chicago man accused of killing his 2-month-old son in Waukegan last year.

  • Two juvenile escapees accused of arson, burglary in Antioch Nov 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    Two juveniles who escaped from a treatment facility in Wisconsin are facing charges of arson and burglary for damage they caused to a home in the 300 block of Abbey Court in Antioch, authorities said.

  • Naperville man gets prison time for bringing heroin into jail Nov 25, 2014 4:27 PM
    A Naperville man charged with several heroin-related crimes, including bringing the drug into jail by hiding it in his rectum, was sentenced Tuesday to two 4-year prison terms.Michael Chacón, 25, of the 1200 block of Suffolk Street, pleaded guilty last month to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, which also reopened a June 2013 case in which he was sentenced to probation for a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Ingleside teen accused in wild police chase ordered held on $2 million bail Nov 25, 2014 4:19 PM
    Looking pale and scared, an Ingleside teen was ordered held in Lake County jail on $2 million bail for being high and drunk when starting a wild police chase Nov. 13. Ronald Maas, 18, appeared in Lake County bond court on charges of attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, theft, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, aggravated fleeing and eluding, attempted theft, aggravated assault, criminal damage to government property, and aggravated driving under the influence.

  • Mundelein man sentenced to 24 years for causing fatal 2012 crash Nov 25, 2014 1:45 PM
    A Mundelein man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for intentionally causing a crash that killed a Round Lake Beach mother of three in 2012. Mark Oelerich, 23, was found guilty of first-degree murder this year for intentinally swerving his vehicle into a car driven by Araceli Villasenor, 24.

  • Chicago archbishop apologizes for priest sex abuse Nov 24, 2014 4:43 PM
    Chicago’s new archbishop apologized to parishioners at a West Side church where children were sexually abused by a priest, saying his heart breaks for those injured by the “horrible things” that happened.

  • Judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years Nov 24, 2014 4:55 PM
    A federal judge in Chicago sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere.

  • Man charged in Glendale Hts. gas station robbery Nov 25, 2014 12:07 AM
    A man was charged with armed robbery after he pointed a gun at a clerk at a Shell gas station in Glendale Heights and stole money, police said.

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