Football Focus 2014

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  • Bolingbrook teen’s hearing postponed in terrorism case Oct 21, 2014 4:56 PM
    A Bolingbrook teen accused of trying to join the Islamic State terrorist group must wait at least two weeks before learning if he’ll to need to stay behind bars pending trial. On Tuesday, a planned detention hearing for 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan was postponed to Nov. 3. Federal Judge Susan Cox allowed the delay after prosecutors filed a motion to continue the hearing. Khan’s attorneys didn’t object.

  • Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer Oct 21, 2014 9:36 PM

    By Tom Coyne And Michael Tarm

    Investigators in two states were reviewing unsolved murders and missing person reports after the arrest of an Indiana man who confessed to strangling one woman, told police where to find six more bodies and hinted at a serial killing spree over two decades. But determining whether others have fallen prey to Darren Vann, 43, a former Marine convicted of sexual assault in Texas in 2009, could take years, a former high-ranking agent at the FBI’s Chicago office said.

  • Scheme to smuggle marijuana into jail uncovered Oct 21, 2014 6:30 PM
    A Cook County jail guard, a Chicago police dispatcher and three inmates have been charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to stuff marijuana and other contraband into sandwiches to smuggle them into the jail.

  • Peaceful grotto damaged by vandals in Geneva Oct 21, 2014 6:04 PM
    A paint-wielding vandal has defaced a Christian shrine, left over from the days when the Kane County Government Center was a Catholic seminary, in the woods of the campus in Geneva.

  • Elk Grove Village police make arrest in bank robbery Oct 21, 2014 11:09 PM
    Elk Grove Village police have made an arrest in connection with a Tuesday bank robbery, officials said. Parkway Bank, 951 Meacham Road in Elk Grove Village, was robbed about noon by a man wearing sunglasses, a light blue baseball cap and a black jacket, according to an email from the FBI.

  • Des Plaines man gets probation for 2005 battery Oct 21, 2014 6:01 PM
    Gabriel Torres-Loza, of Des Plaines, was sentenced to two years probation in exchange for pleading guilty to a 2005 aggravated battery.

  • More time needed in latest Lake County DNA case Oct 21, 2014 8:57 PM
    Attorneys continue to wait on DNA test results to determine if a Chicago man was wrongly convicted in a grisly January 2000 attack on a North Chicago man.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Oct 21, 2014 3:41 PM
    Thieves stole a 2015 silver Jeep Compass valued at $23,000 from Napleton Jeep, 1155 W. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights. The theft was reported Oct. 10. And burglars entered on Oct. 12 a home on the 900 block of North Carlow Drive in Des Plaines and stole items valued at $13,100.

  • Details emerge in one-car crash death of Wonder Lake man Oct 21, 2014 5:38 PM
    Investigators have released new details about the circumstances leading up to the death of a Wonder Lake man in a one-car crash over the weekend. The Bull Valley Police Department said Tuesday that Aaron D. Sutherland, 22, was driving at a high rate of speed, was not wearing a seat belt and had illegal drugs in his vehicle when his car went off the road on the 300 block of Ridge Road in a heavily wooded area of McHenry County.

  • Zion teen sentenced to 23 years for killing infant son Oct 20, 2014 6:41 PM
    A Zion teen was sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his 5-month-old son when the child wouldn’t stop crying. Victor Salinas-Corona, 18, must serve 100 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Matt DeMartini said Monday.

  • Lombard doctor guilty of defrauding insurance companies Oct 20, 2014 5:28 PM
    A Lombard dermatologist was found guilty in federal court of defrauding insurance companies by billing cosmetic treatments as pre-cancerous lesions on the skin, officials said.

  • Cicero man gets 122 years in girlfriend’s death Oct 20, 2014 5:47 PM
    A Cicero man has been sentenced to more than a century in prison for a shooting that left his 15-year-old girlfriend dead and injured her mother outside their Romeoville home in February.

  • Police: Indiana suspect in 7 deaths hints at more killings Oct 20, 2014 7:22 PM
    Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 20, 2014 4:54 PM
    Joslynn F. Nelson, 18, of South Elgin, was charged with retail theft and obstruction of justice at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 13 at Walgreens, 2100 W. State St., according to a police report.

  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 20, 2014 4:55 PM
    Joslynn F. Nelson, 18, of South Elgin, was charged with retail theft and obstruction of justice at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 13 at Walgreens, 2100 W. State St., according to a police report.

  • Gary mayor says suspect in 7 deaths is sex offender Oct 20, 2014 11:47 AM
    he mayor of Gary, Indiana says that a man who confessed to killing one woman and led police to the bodies of six others in northwestern Indiana had been convicted of sex crimes in Texas. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson tells The Associated Press that the 43-year-old man in custody directed investigators to sites where bodies were found Saturday and Sunday.

  • Antioch man apologizes, pleads guilty to killing wife, mother Oct 20, 2014 1:57 PM
    An Antioch man apologized Monday for savagely killing his wife with a machete and suffocating his mother in their garden apartment nearly one year ago. Billy Varner, 55, was sentenced to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree murder in front of Lake County Judge Mark Levitt.

  • Police: Elgin woman starved dog on apartment balcony Oct 20, 2014 2:09 PM
    A 24-year-old Elgin woman is accused of leaving two small dogs on her apartment balcony for a week, causing one of them to die of starvation. Tyquence M. Jude faces anywhere between probation and up to three years in prison for felony animal cruelty. Jude told police she "forgot" about the dogs while she went to Chicago for a week in early October.

  • Truck driver’s statements can be used in trial on I-88 crash Oct 20, 2014 6:47 PM
    Statements a Hanover Park truck driver gave police just hours a January crash along I-88 in which he is accused of killing Wheeling tollway worker Vincent Petrella and seriously injuring a state trooper can be used against him should his case proceed to trial, a DuPage County judge has ruled..

  • 8 years for Aurora home invasion, hammer attack Oct 20, 2014 4:59 PM
    An Aurora man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home in July 2013, injuring her and stealing her cellphone and cash. Angelo M. Parra, 24, also struck the woman and another person with a hammer, prosecutors said.

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