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Police: Car hits Arlington Hts. house, driver charged with DUI
By Katlyn Smith and Eric Peterson
Oct 10, 2015 7:02 PM
A 21-year-old woman has been charged with drunken driving after Arlington Heights police said she drove her car into a home on Hintz Road early Saturday.
1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University
By FELICIA FONSECA
Oct 9, 2015 11:49 AM
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one person and wounded three others, authorities said. University police chief Gregory T. Fowler identified the shooter as 18-year-old Steven Jones and said he used a handgun in the shootings at about 1:20 a.m. Friday.
Trial date delayed for Palatine man charged in girl's 1997 slaying
By Doug T. Graham
Oct 9, 2015 5:18 PM
Because his defense needs time to hire a bite mark DNA expert, the trial for a Palatine man accused of murdering a 14-year-old suburban girl in 1997 then dumping her body in a southeastern Wisconsin nature preserve has been delayed until next summer.
Kane County in pilot program to reduce recidivism
By Harry Hitzeman
Oct 9, 2015 5:02 PM
Kane County has been selected as one of three judicial circuits for a pilot program in which authorities prepare a Public Safety Assessment for people arrested on felony charges. The assessment is one tool used by judges in determining bond, with the goal of reducing recidivism, controlling the jail population and keeping people safe.
George Ryan: Don't label convicts forever
By Russell Lissau
Oct 9, 2015 5:02 PM
Two years after his release from prison, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan on Friday used a rare suburban appearance to call for legislation that would keep other convicts from being permanently labeled as felons.
Northwest suburban police blotter
By Freida Gad
Oct 9, 2015 1:51 PM
A Bartlett resident was scammed out of $7,161 after a man contacted him Oct. 3 and claimed to be with the military in Afghanistan. He requested financial assistance for a petroleum deal. The victim sent several payments via Western Union to a subject in India.
Wheaton man charged with child porn
By Justin Kmitch
Oct 9, 2015 12:17 PM
The IT director of a private college prep school in Evanston is jailed in DuPage County, charged with having more than 6,000 images of child pornography on his computer.
Coroners: Rising heroin deaths could be connected to tainted drug
By Marie Wilson
Oct 9, 2015 6:13 PM
DuPage and Kane counties have seen a spike in heroin overdoses since mid-September that could be connected to the outbreak of overdoses in Chicago stemming from heroin laced with a painkiller.
Plea deals coming in siblings' videotaped arrests?
By Erin Hegarty
Oct 8, 2015 3:51 PM
The trial of two siblings charged with resisting Wheeling police officers in a June arrest captured on video was postponed Thursday, and it appears at least one of the defendants may be headed for a plea deal. The arrests sparked complaints of excessive force by police, but offers eventually were cleared.
Jury deliberating in trial of Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha
By JAKE PEARSON
Oct 8, 2015 5:31 PM
Jury begins deliberations in New York City trial of Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha
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