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  • Former Rush owner arrested on fraud charges Nov 24, 2014 7:30 PM
    The former owner of the now-defunct Chicago Rush Arena Football League team has been arrested on a variety of fraud charges stemming from his purchase of the team last year. David Staral Jr., 35, of Kenosha, Wis., is accused of concealing income from creditors and the bankruptcy trustee as well as lying about the state of his personal finances when he purchased the team.

  • Mundelein holiday patrols Nov 23, 2014 4:07 PM
    Mundelein police will be on the lookout for drunken drivers and motorists not using seatbelts next week, coinciding with Thanksgiving.

  • New Des Plaines police dog helps recover $30,000 in drug money Nov 23, 2014 4:05 PM
    Des Plaines’ new police dog helped recover $30,000 in drug seizure funds just days after hitting the streets for the first time. But it’s the simple things that bring this dog happiness. “When he does something good, he gets his toy,” said Officer Steven Dickson. “His toy means the world to him.”

  • Police: Elgin man fleeing cops ends up in Fox River Nov 23, 2014 6:12 PM
    A 20-year-old man was rescued, treated and then arrested after he fell through ice on the Fox River Sunday afternoon while fleeing officers, Elgin police said.

  • Naperville police seek suspicious driver Nov 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Naperville Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying a subject that was driving in the area of North Central College campus between 1 and 3 p.m. on Wednesday

  • Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways Nov 22, 2014 2:38 PM
    At the time of Brown’s shooting, a St. Louis County grand jury already had been hearing cases and was scheduled to disband Sept. 10. In one of the first indications that Brown’s case would be different, a judge extended the jurors’ service until January, the maximum amount of time allowed. Whereas a typical case might be presented to a grand jury in a single day, this case has stretched over three months.

  • Detectives seize drugs, handguns from Beach Park house Nov 22, 2014 4:39 PM
    Three men face drug and weapons charges after a two-week investigation into a suspected drug house in Beach Park, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff's detectives recovered two handguns, cocaine, heroin and other drugs from the house Thursday, authorities said.

  • Waukegan police searching for gunman Nov 22, 2014 10:58 PM
    Waukegan police continued to search late Saturday for a gunman who fired at least one shot at officers responding to a reported armed robbery Saturday night, authorities said. Police have set up a perimeter around Belvidere Street after the man fled on foot.

  • Five years for second man charged in Naperville armed robbery Nov 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Naperville man charged with two armed robberies reported in one week in May at the same 7-Eleven in Naperville, was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Adam Zace, 30, of the 400 block of Kiowa Drive, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery with a dangerous weapon or firearm. Zace and co-defendant Kyle L. McGill, 28, of the 800 block of Gladstone Avenue in Aurora, were arrested May 23, one day after the second armed robbery was reported at the 7-Eleven at 351 E. Bailey Road.

  • Retrial date set in case of Streamwood infant death Nov 21, 2014 5:20 PM
    A Cook County judge set Dec. 5 for the retrial of a Hanover Park woman charged with strangling her baby moments after giving brith three years ago, and leaving him in a trash can in a Streamwood Salvation Army store restroom. Jurors deliberated the fate of 22-year-old Jessica Cruz for about 3 days but were unable to reach a verdict.

  • S. Illinois schools preparing for Ferguson ruling Nov 21, 2014 4:06 PM
    School officials in areas of southern Illinois say they’re preparing for a grand jury decision regarding the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

  • Convict charged in 1981 slaying of Chicago woman Nov 21, 2014 5:28 PM
    A convicted rapist serving an 80-year prison term has been linked by DNA evidence to the 1981 stabbing death of a Chicago woman and charged with first-degree murder, prosecutors announced Friday.

  • 5 years prison for former St. Charles man in mail-order pot scheme Nov 21, 2014 7:41 PM
    A former St. Charles man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to running a mail-order marijuana operation out of California. Nicolas Salemi, 24, of San Diego, also must pay $41,500 in fines and fees. His girlfriend, Mary Kwiatkowski, 32, also faces felony charges. Salemi's parents, Anthony and Gina Salemi, of St. Charles, are charged with money laundering after their arrests over the summer.

  • Bloomingdale teen gets probation for robbery spree Nov 21, 2014 5:52 PM
    The second member of a two-brother burglary team to plead guilty to preying on suburban businesses last summer will spend a half year in jail. Frankie Panoski, 18, of the 200 block of Oakwood Lane in Bloomingdale, was sentenced Friday to 180 days in DuPage County jail and 30 months of probation. He pleaded guilty in September to two counts of burglary.

  • Probation for one of 2 in Elgin sex assault case Nov 21, 2014 2:24 PM
    An Elgin woman accused of not taking "reasonable steps" to prevent her husband from committing sexual abuse recently pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and received probation. Amanda Alder, 33, could be jailed for up to a year if she violates probation for a child endangerment. Jose Alcala, 37, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of sexual assault charges and is next due in court on Dec. 17.

  • Guilty plea for man who helped kill Arlington Heights dad Nov 21, 2014 8:12 PM
    A Chicago man pleaded guilty Friday to the grisly 2011 murder of George Nellessen, 55, in his Arlington Heights home. Armon Braden, 24, is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 30 to 22 years in prison as part of a negotiated plea, prosecutors said.

  • Elgin man charged with 5th DUI Nov 24, 2014 5:15 PM
    A 46-year-old Elgin man was charged with his fifth DUI, the result of a roadside safety check in Elgin, according to police and court records. Jesus Ignacio-Almazan, of the 900 block of Illinois Avenue, is being held at the Kane County jail on $210,000 bail, meaning he must post $21,000 to be released while the charges are pending.

  • ‘I killed Roxana,’ man charged in hatchet murder told his dad, authorities say Nov 21, 2014 6:55 PM
    Cristian Loga-Negru stood in the doorway of his motel room Wednesday night in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, covered in blood. “I killed Roxana,” Cristian said of his wife of only four months, according to authorities in a bond hearing Friday in Racine County court. The exchange was among the gruesome details of the violent end of Roxana Abrudan’s life revealed in the bond hearing for Loga-Negru, 38.

  • Arlington Hts. man charged with killing estranged wife in Wisconsin Nov 20, 2014 9:22 PM
    An Arlington Heights man is being held in a Wisconsin jail on $1 million bail facing charges he murdered his estranged wife with a hatchet Wednesday after she had fled home to hide from him, authorities said. The 36-year-old woman died Wednesday night at a Milwaukee hospital, where she was taken after police found her badly injured at a Racine-area motel.

  • Judge denies release for Aurora terror suspect Nov 21, 2014 9:28 AM
    A federal judge says a 20-year-old Aurora man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria will remain jailed pending trial. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi's lawyer asked at a Thursday hearing in Chicago for her client to be released to home confinement.

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