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  • Trial delayed for Waukegan man accused of killing family Sep 30, 2014 2:54 PM
    The trial of a 54-year-old Waukegan man accused of killing his wife and disabled daughter has been postponed until 2015. Lake County Judge George Bridges approved the trial delay for Anthony Marcus until Jan. 12 while a mental health evaluation is obtained.

  • Judge to give verdict Oct. 8 in Joliet murder case Sep 30, 2014 5:32 PM
    A Will County judge will announce a verdict next week for a man accused in a grisly 2013 Joliet double murder. Closing arguments were given Tuesday morning in the first-degree murder trial 26-year-old Joshua Miner of Joliet.

  • Chicago man charged with double homicide Sep 30, 2014 5:36 PM
    Police say a 35-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the stabbing deaths of his girlfriend and his 7-year-old daughter. Police say Maciej Kotlinski faces two counts of first-degree murder in connection with Sunday morning’s slayings.

  • FBI says Chicago man threatened beheadings at SIU Sep 30, 2014 5:37 PM
    A Chicago man charged with mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings at an Illinois university he attended surfaced as a suspect by anonymously calling the FBI and campus police with tips about the letters, an FBI agent alleges in court documents.

  • Investigation prompts Dixon prison warden to retire Sep 30, 2014 5:40 PM
    The warden of Dixon Correctional Center has retired in the wake of an Illinois Department of Corrections investigation of her for protocol violations, officials said.

  • Fox Valley police reports Sep 30, 2014 5:42 PM
    [No Paragraph Style]NewsJames C. Dye, 25, of the 3100 block of Hillside Drive, Wonder Lake, was charged Monday with sexual exploitation of a child and public indecency, court reports show. Dye exposed himself to someone younger than 17 within 500 feet of Larkin High School. His bail was set at $50,000 in Kane County bond court, and his next court date is Oct. 10.

  • 2 arrested on I-88 near Aurora with uncut heroin, crack Sep 30, 2014 4:59 PM
    Authorities arrested two Rock Island residents Monday on Interstate 88 with nearly an ounce of uncut heroin and a large chunk of crack cocaine. Courtney E. Martin, 34, and Robert R. Butler, 45, face up to 30 years in prison on charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and are being held on $500,000 bail, according to police and court records.

  • Nationwide drug investigation nets suburban arrests Oct 1, 2014 12:55 PM
    Men from Schaumburg, Crystal Lake, Lombard and Bensenville are among 22 people arrested in a yearlong federal drug investigation resulted in the seizure of nearly $5 million and almost 220 pounds of heroin and cocaine.

  • Person in custody after death of Carpentersville woman Oct 1, 2014 11:27 AM
    A "person of interest" was in custody Tuesday afternoon after a Carpentersville woman was found dead Monday night from apparent stab wounds in her home, police said. Her death appeared to be related to a domestic situation and the public should not feel alarmed.

  • Son of Wood Dale alderman pleads guilty to sexual assault charges Sep 30, 2014 10:05 PM
    The adopted son of a Wood Dale alderman pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Jordan Wesley, 20, of the 400 block of East Itasca Street, is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at parks and wooded areas in DuPage County, and has been held I DuPage County Jail on $500,000 bail since his arrest last October.

  • Hanover Park man charged with assaulting infant Sep 30, 2014 5:53 PM
    A 19-year-old Hanover Park man was ordered held on $650,000 after authorities say he sexually abused an infant. Cole Eben must post $65,000 to be released from custody.

  • Former Wheaton North Booster president gets jail, probation Sep 29, 2014 12:16 PM
    The former Wheaton North High School booster Club president accused of stealing nearly $11,000 from the organization was sentenced Monday to a combination of jail time and probation. Dorothy “Dee” Horky, 58, of Winfield, was sentenced to 75 days in jail, two years of probation and was ordered to undergo any psychological evaluations deemed necessary by probation.

  • Ray Graham official pleads guilty to thefts Sep 29, 2014 12:56 PM
    A Chicago woman pleaded guilty Monday to stealing Illinois Link Cards from two disabled residents of Lisle’s Ray Graham Association. Nakarria L. Bell, 31, of the 1500 block of North Mayfield Street, faces probation or a prison sentence of between three and seven years after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated identity theft.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 29, 2014 5:27 PM
    A Roselle man faces charges of criminal damage to property and theft, accused of wreaking havoc at 1:43 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4070 E. Main St., and the adjacent Advanced Center for Training.

  • Taxi official charged in title scheme Sep 29, 2014 7:13 PM
    An official at Chicago’s largest taxi company has been charged in an scheme to obtain clean titles for 180 wrecked and salvaged cars and put them back into service.

  • Man accused of threatening university students Sep 29, 2014 7:14 PM
    A Chicago man has been charged with making bomb and violence threats against students, faculty and staff of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

  • Increased purity, decreasing costs driving heroin use Sep 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    In the past two years, DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen has seen people in their 40s, 50s and even 60s dying from heroin overdoses. He believes the increase in older users is due to what he says is the nation’s new prescription drug abuse epidemic, which can lead to heroin use.

  • Naperville smart meter opponent’s trial begins Sep 29, 2014 11:43 PM
    The trial of a Naperville woman accused of struggling with officers attempting to arrest her kicked off Monday with allegations she elbowed a police officer in the chest during her struggle. Malia “Kim” Bendis, 41, of the 2200 block of Mercer Court, faces a misdemeanor charge of obstructing and resisting a peace officer.

  • Tylenol case in local police’s hands one year: Where they’re at Sep 29, 2014 5:04 PM
    A year after the FBI turned the Tylenol murder investigation over to local authorities, suburban police said they have no new leads on the now 32-year-old probe into who is responsible for the deaths of seven people who took cyanide-laces pills in the 1980s. “As long as a case is active, I’m always optimistic about a case being solved,” Arlington Heights police Capt. Mike Hernandez said.

  • No public defender for ex-Dixon comptroller Sep 29, 2014 3:57 PM
    A federal judge has denied former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s request for a public defender as she fights to keep $90,000 in pension funds.

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