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  • Mother speaks at slain Chicago teen’s funeral Dec 20, 2014 6:53 PM
    The mother of a slain Chicago teenager spoke at his funeral, urging other parents to stand up for their children. Delores Bailey made an emotional speech Saturday that brought people to their feet at a packed church in the city’s Chatham neighborhood. Her son, 15-year-old Demario Bailey, was shot to death last weekend.

  • US criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised Dec 20, 2014 7:03 PM
    In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time for more than a dozen people — including a Chicago couple after their 17-count conviction this week for stealing $3.4 million in state grant funds to sustain a sumptuous lifestyle.

  • New York crime drops even as tactics draw criticism Dec 20, 2014 3:12 PM
    The numbers could be seen as an affirmation of Police Commissioner William Bratton’s signature “broken windows” tactic, the idea that enforcing smaller crimes like fare beating and public drunkenness help prevent bigger crimes. It has come under intense scrutiny since the July in-custody death of Garner, who was stopped for the minor offense of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.

  • Chicago mayor’s teenage son mugged near home Dec 20, 2014 6:27 PM
    A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor’s 17-year-old son was mugged near the family’s home. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor’s son, Zach, had “injuries that required medical treatment but was able to join the family for a long planned trip.” She says the mayor is focused on his son’s well-being and requested the news media respect the family’s privacy. The mayor and his family were headed for a vacation in Chile this weekend.

  • Christmas celebration for families of Lake County inmates Dec 20, 2014 6:42 PM
    A parade from a local shelter to the Lake County jail was the newest addition to the annual "Bring Joy to the Jail" celebration. The event offers toys and food to families of inmates and other needy families in the community. Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim said the best part of the event was that it “brings the community together to help each other.”

  • Hoffman Estates teen pleads guilty to damaging mailboxes Dec 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Hoffman Estates teen pleaded guilty to damaging mailboxes last September, court records show. In exchange for pleading guilty to misdemeanor criminal damage to property, Eric A. Beck, 19, was sentenced to 12 months supervision and 40 hours community service, court records show.

  • JUST of DuPage brings holiday cheer to children of DuPage inmates Dec 20, 2014 7:53 PM
    Hundreds of kids whose parents will spend the holidays in DuPage County jail were treated to a party Saturday at a Carol Stream church, where they took home donated toys and a "little light," organizers said. "Their children won’t miss an opportunity to experience love, and that’s what it really is — it’s all about the love of somebody giving back," said Carla Perry, whose daughter volunteered at the festivities.

  • 3 arrested in string of Arlington Hts. burglaries Dec 20, 2014 11:46 AM
    Arlington Heights police have arrested an 18-year-old man and two juveniles in connection with a string of residential burglaries that occurred over the past two months on the far north side of town, according to a news release issued early Saturday. Most of more than $10,000 in stolen property was recovered.

  • AP sources: Cops' killer angry over Garner chokehold death Dec 20, 2014 5:32 PM
    A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. The suspect, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," officials said.

  • Chicago man charged in downtown bank robbery Dec 19, 2014 6:32 AM
    A Chicago man suspected in two bank robberies is facing federal charges in one of the alleged heists.

  • Ex-Chicago gang member released after testimony Dec 19, 2014 3:46 PM
    A former member of a notorious Chicago street gang who was once convicted of murder and sentenced to death has been released from prison after testifying against a fellow gang member.

  • Suburban schools changing how they discuss heroin Dec 19, 2014 11:58 AM
    In response to the rise in local heroin use, educators say classroom scare tactics about the perils of drugs in general are evolving into lessons that take a science-based look at addiction and opioids, including heroin. “Our kids are so sophisticated today,” says DuPage County Regional Superintendent Darlene Ruscitti. “It's a whole different type of learning going on.”

  • Cook County inmate charged with attacking attorney Dec 19, 2014 4:01 PM
    A Cook County inmate has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing and beating his assistant public defender during a jailhouse visit.

  • Three suburban women arrested in New Jersey robbery Dec 19, 2014 7:38 PM
    Three suburban women wanted in connection with a New Jersey robbery were arrested Thursday by Illinois State Police. The women, one from Park Ridge and two from Lincolnwood, are accused of stealing $18,000 in cash from a Chinese restaurant in New Jersey three months ago.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 19, 2014 5:02 PM
    Melissa L. Odle, 35, of Geneva, was charged with retail theft at 9:39 a.m. Monday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a police report.

  • Fox Valley police reports Dec 19, 2014 5:03 PM
    Tecumseh A. Henry III, 31, of Elgin, was arrested Thursday after members of the Elgin Police Department’s special investigations division executed a search warrant after a monthlong investigation into reports of drug sales at the residence, according to a police report. Henry was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers found cocaine and items indicative of drug use and sales in the home.

  • Laptop with 2,800 Northwestern Memorial patients’ records stolen Dec 19, 2014 10:46 PM
    Northwestern Memorial Healthcare issued a notice Friday about a possible security breach after a laptop with patients’ records was stolen.

  • Hatchet murder suspect fit to stand trial Dec 19, 2014 4:41 PM
    An Arlington Heights man charged with killing his estranged wife with a hatchet last month was declared competent to stand trial Friday during a hearing in a Racine County, Wisconsin, courtroom, according to published reports. The Journal Times reported that a circuit court judge declared Cristian Loga-Negru, 38, of Arlington Heights competent to stand trial based on the findings of a psychologist.

  • Mount Prospect man admits driving on revoked license Dec 19, 2014 4:38 PM
    A Mount Prospect man pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended or revoked license, court records show. Dean McKinney, 50, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 30 months probation in exchange for his guilty plea to the class 4 felony.

  • Probation for Wheeling man who attacked 63-year-old Dec 19, 2014 4:37 PM
    A 23-year-old Wheeling man who prosecutors say assaulted a 63-year-old woman in September after she returned home with her groceries, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery on Tuesday, court records show.

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