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  • Woodridge police investigating attempted child luring Sep 22, 2014 9:53 PM
    Woodridge police are investigating an attempted child abduction that occurred Monday afternoon at a Downers Grove North High School bus stop. According to police, a white man attempted to lure a 14-year-old girl into his vehicle near the bus stop at the corner of Audubon and Janeswood Avenue in Woodridge about 4 p.m.

  • Officials working on burial of girl punched in stomach to death Sep 23, 2014 11:09 AM
    Warren Township officials are working to bury an 11-year-old Waukegan girl who police say died after she was punched in the stomach by her mother.

  • Wheeling man crashes into parked car, lamp post, spa Sep 21, 2014 10:16 PM
    A 68-year-old Wheeling man was charged with three moving violations Sunday after crashing into a parked car, a lamp post and a spa, in that order, near the intersection of Miner and Dunton in Arlington Heights just before 5 p.m. Arlington Heights Police Sgt. Alan Baumgartner said the man, who was not identified, was charged with improper backing, failure to reduce speed to avoid crash and damage to village property.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Sep 19, 2014 1:24 PM

  • Fox Valley police reports Sep 19, 2014 4:09 PM
    Reggie Randle, 39, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis at 4:23 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, according to a Batavia police report.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 19, 2014 4:09 PM
    Reggie Randle, 39, of Elgin, was charged with possession of cannabis at 4:23 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of East Wilson Street, according to a Batavia police report. Police found the marijuana on Randle while searching him following his arrest on two warrants for failure to appear for court cases.

  • Victim of Old Town shooting identified Sep 19, 2014 5:00 PM
    Chicago police on Friday identified the 16-year-old boy who was killed in a shooting on the Near North Side.

  • Police search Wisconsin fraternity for date-rape drugs Sep 19, 2014 4:55 PM
    Police are investigating a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity where they say members may have slipped date-rape drugs into partygoers’ drinks. A spokesman says the university has suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon's affiliation during the investigation.

  • Charges announced in shooting of 9-year-old Sep 19, 2014 8:54 PM
    Four men have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in the backyard of a Chicago home, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced Friday.

  • Three charged in Wheeling car burglaries Sep 19, 2014 8:50 PM
    Three teenagers have been charged in a series of car burglaries in Wheeling. Tiffany Gravitt, 19 of Joliet, Fernando Esquinca, 18, of Joliet, and Alex Ortiz, 19 of Wheeling, were charged with two counts each of burglary to a motor vehicle, according to a news release.

  • Police: Daughter, boyfriend confess in Bali killing Sep 19, 2014 9:03 AM
    A Chicago man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

  • Iowa man faces aggravated battery charge in Volo road rage attack Sep 19, 2014 3:13 PM
    An Iowa man was charged with aggravated battery with a weapon following a road rage attack in Volo Wednesday. Scott Allen Schultz, 45, is being held in Lake County jail on $25,000 bail.

  • Crystal Lake man sentenced in secret shopper scheme Sep 19, 2014 5:19 PM
    A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison Friday, for his part in a secret shopper scheme. Michael S. MacKay, 48, was also ordered to pay nearly $27,000 in restitution to the victims who believed they were working as "secret shoppers."

  • Aurora man charged with exposing himself to Warrenville child Sep 19, 2014 1:47 PM
    A 24-year-old Aurora man faces a series of charges after authorities say he exposed himself to a juvenile. Josue Pedraza-Lopez, of the 600 block of East Galena Boulevard is charged with unlawful distribution of harmful material to a minor and sexual exploitation of a child.

  • Police: Palatine woman held burglar at gunpoint Sep 20, 2014 8:12 AM
    A Palatine resident shot at a burglar in her condo Thursday and held him at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities said Friday.

  • Libertyville Twp. highway chief resigns; takes plea deal Sep 18, 2014 8:04 PM
    The Libertyville Township highway commissioner pleaded guilty this week to a misdemeanor count of attempted unlawful stringing of bids, authorities said. Mike Graham was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 50 hours of community service, and has agreed to not hold public office while on probation.

  • Illinois Innocence Project awarded $250K grant Sep 18, 2014 10:40 PM
    A project at the University of Illinois Springfield that is dedicated to investigating wrongful convictions has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Men sentenced in 2013 Buffalo Grove burglary Sep 18, 2014 11:56 PM
    Two men pleaded guilty to charges related to the June 2013 robbery of a Buffalo Grove residence, court records show. Joseph Bonadonna, of Vernon Hills, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass to a residence and was sentenced to two years probation, court records show. Patrick Berman pleaded guilty to residential burglary and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, court records show.

  • Lawyer accused of $1.2 million theft pleads guilty Sep 18, 2014 5:41 PM
    A Crystal Lake attorney accused of stealing $1.2 million from his clients pleaded guilty Thursday and faces between four and 15 year when sentenced Nov. 12. Curt Rehberg, 50, of Cary, was arrested in September 2013. "He's a good lawyer, but a bad businessman," said defense attorney Henry Sugden, who said Rehberg used funds to avoid laying off any of his office staff and to compensate for bad business deals.

  • Elmhurst man pleads guilty to molesting boy Sep 18, 2014 7:01 PM
    A 33-year-old Elmhurst man pleaded guilty to molesting a boy earlier this year at a Rolling Meadows hotel, court records show. In exchange for his guilty plea to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, Michael Welch was sentenced to four years in prison, records show.

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