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  • Aurora police seek leads in fatal weekend shooting Aug 17, 2014 5:40 PM
    Aurora police continue to ask for the public’s help as authorities investigate a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning. Nathan Gonzalez, 20, of Aurora was killed in the shooting, which police believe was gang-related.

  • Round Lake Park gang unit charges teen with marijuana possession Aug 18, 2014 6:51 AM
    A Round Lake Beach teen was arrested on charges of marijuana possession Friday by Round Lake Park and federal law enforcement authorities conducting operations in the area of a recent shooting.

  • Aurora man killed, girlfriend wounded in early morning shootings Aug 16, 2014 10:18 AM
    A 20-year-old Aurora man was killed and his girlfriend wounded in an early morning shooting Saturday, Aug. 16, that police believe was gang related. Nathan Gonzalez, of the 700 block of Superior Street, was shot in the back of his head and pronounced dead on the scene, according to Aurora police. His girlfriend, also 20, was taken by paramedics to a hospital with gunshot wounds to her knee and hand.

  • Illinois increases penalties for drug crimes Aug 16, 2014 4:30 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn signed three drug-related pieces of legislation Saturday. One bill makes it illegal for anyone under 18 to buy or possess products containing the herbal stimulant Kratom.

  • Elgin man charged in Aldi, Family Dollar robberies Aug 16, 2014 7:53 PM
    A 52-year-old Elgin man has been charged in connection with a string of robberies after a police officer recognized him from surveillance video, police said Saturday. Michael L. Taylor is due in Kane County bond court Sunday morning.

  • Governor declares emergency, sets Ferguson curfew Aug 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    State statute gives the governor broad powers when he declares a state of emergency, but he hasn’t indicated that he plans to do anything other than imposing the curfew and empowering the state highway patrol to enforce it.Nixon’s curfew announcement came after tensions again flared in Ferguson late Friday night. Earlier that day, local police identified the officer who shot Brown as Darren Wilson and released documents and video footage alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store just before he was shot.

  • Hoffman Estates businesses cited for alcohol sales to minors Aug 15, 2014 2:27 PM
    Two Hoffman Estates businesses recently were cited for selling alcohol to minors. The Illinois Liquor Compliance Commission and Hoffman Estates Police Department did checks at 14 businesses in the village on July 14.

  • Authorities: Man wore burqa disguise to rob ATM Aug 15, 2014 5:20 PM
    Authorities say a security guard donned a burqa to disguise himself as he stole $168,000 from a suburban ATM this week. The allegations against 31-year-old Gildardo Lopez Jr. of Chicago and an accomplice are spelled out in a criminal complaint filed Friday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the filing says authorities arrested Lopez Thursday outside a Chase Bank in La Grange. It says he was dressed in the all-concealing garment worn by some Muslim women and carrying a suitcase full of cash. The complaint says Lopez had been hired to service the ATM and then boasted of the planned theft to an informant. He also planned to escape to the Dominican Republic and buy a home there, authorities say. It wasn’t immediately clear if Lopez had an attorney.

  • Trial date set for suspect in Joliet slayings Aug 15, 2014 5:21 PM
    A trial date has been set for another suspect in the 2013 strangulation deaths of two men in Joliet. Joshua Miner, 26 has been described in testimony by a co-defendant as a ringleader in the slayings.

  • Bolingbrook man accused of trading guns for drugs Aug 15, 2014 5:23 PM
    A 53-year-old from Bolingbook faces federal weapons charges alleging he traded more than 40 stolen guns to support a crack-cocaine habit.

  • 2 Chicago teens charged as adults in man’s death Aug 15, 2014 5:27 PM
    Two Chicago teenagers are charged as adults in the death of a bystander hit by gunfire intended for someone else. Cook County prosecutors allege 15-year-old Denzel Burke was encouraged by an adult member of the Conservative Vice Lords to wound a rival. Prosecutors say Burke’s friend, 17-year-old Michael Phillips, also encouraged Burke to shoot the 19-year-old target.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Aug 15, 2014 6:16 PM
    Ebony J. Stanford-Trotter, 19, of Batavia, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and driving while her license is suspended at 11:43 p.m. Thursday in the 0-99 block of West Wilson Street, according to a police report.

  • Medical examiner testifies about victim’s stab wounds Aug 15, 2014 7:57 PM
    An assistant Cook County medical examiner on Friday described the wounds prosecutors say a pair of would-be robbers inflicted upon a 52-year-old Mount Prospect man as the murder trial of one of the defendants entered its second day. Edwin Paniagua, 19, is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2010 stabbing death of Jean Louis Wattecamps, a baggage handler for American Eagle who prosecutors say met his attackers for the first time at his apartment complex swimming pool mere hours before his death.

  • Daughter, boyfriend charged in Bali death of Oak Park woman Aug 15, 2014 9:17 PM
    Indonesian police charged an Oak Park woman and her boyfriend with murder Friday after the body of the woman’s 62-year-old mother was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.

  • N. Chicago man captured after abduction of Zion children Aug 15, 2014 5:37 PM
    A North Chicago man accused of abducting his two children early Thursday morning, triggering an Amber Alert, was captured and is in jail, the Lake County state’s attorney’s office said.

  • 2 charged in gas station robbery near Harvard Aug 14, 2014 8:45 PM
    Two people were arrested on Thursday in connection with an armed robbery at a gas station in unincorporated Harvard, police said.The arrests came within 48 hours of the robbery at a Mobil Station at 24102 Route 173 thanks, in part, to tips from Crime Stoppers, according to a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Police records hint at issues before Bali death Aug 14, 2014 8:03 PM
    As Indonesian police question the 19-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in Bali, authorities in Oak Park examined records of 86 incidents in which police were called to the family’s house.

  • Elgin man sentenced 12 years for gang stabbing Aug 14, 2014 8:41 PM
    An Elgin man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for stabbing two people during a 2012 fight at a liquor that police say was gang-related. Andres Quinones, 20, of the 0-99 block of Aldine Street, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office.

  • Eyewitness testifies in Mount Prospect murder trial Aug 14, 2014 7:05 PM
    A Chicago woman who witnessed the 2010 stabbing of a Mount Prospect man testified Thursday as prosecutors presented their case against Edwin Paniagua, 19, charged with killing Jean Louis Wattecamps hours after they met at his apartment complex swimming pool. Prosecutors say robbery motivated Paniagua and co-defendant Marko Guardiola to kill Wattecamps, 52, a man described by prosecutors as “generous to a fault.”

  • Man accused of firing gunshots in Round Lake Park Aug 14, 2014 6:35 PM
    A 22-year old Round Lake Beach man was charged Thursday in connection with a report of shots fired Tuesday night toward a home in Round Lake Park in what police say was gang-related activity.

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