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  • Northwest suburban police blotter Feb 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Arlington Heights resident was scammed out of $999 around 9:33 a.m. Feb. 23 after he received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The victim was told that he owned back taxes and was instructed to purchase money orders from Walmart and Jewel. The resident sent $999 at a Walmart, but when he went to Jewel, an employee realized it was a scam.

  • Ohio marijuana case continued for NFL running back Bradshaw Feb 25, 2015 4:06 PM
    Ohio marijuana case continued for NFL running back Ahmad Bradshaw; lab tests awaited

  • Police release photos, video from Fox Lake bank robbery Feb 25, 2015 1:45 PM
    Authorities have released photos of a Fox Lake bank robbery suspect and a video showing what may be the van used in the escape.

  • Judge denies courtroom cameras in Naperville murder trial Feb 25, 2015 2:59 PM
    A DuPage County judge has denied a request by Chicago-area print media and television news channels to have cameras in the courtroom for next week’s murder trial of Daniel Olaska. Olaska, 30, of the 1500 block of Foxhill Road in Naperville, is accused of stabbing Spring Brook Elementary School teacher Shaun Wild in the heart with a pocket knife after stabbing Wild’s friend, Willie Hayes, during a Feb. 4, 2012, confrontation at Frankie’s Blue Room in downtown Naperville.

  • Defense: No proof trucker committed crime in Illinois Feb 25, 2015 10:41 PM
    Renato Velasquez, the Hanover Park truck driver accused of falling asleep and causing a fatal crash along eastbound I-88 in Aurora, may have had falsified logs in his cab at the time of the accident, but his attorney says merely possessing the books is not a crime.

  • CEO sells programs to predict crime, but has his own battles Feb 25, 2015 5:46 PM
    His company,, has won 100 contracts with state and county governments from Florida to California. He has spoken at justice forums in Texas, Idaho and Washington state.At the same time,Sean Hosman has been arrested at least nine times since 2010, four for DUI and one for cocaine possession. Just like tens of thousands of defendants undergoing this process known as risk assessment, he has been booked, assessed, jailed and sent to rehab.He said he has been clean since July 5, 2012, the date of his last DUI.

  • Two charged in Warrenville gas station robbery Feb 25, 2015 2:02 PM
    A Batavia man and a Roselle woman have been charged with robbing a Mobil gas station in Warrenville, police said Wednesday. Jason A.J. DeVincent, 29, and Amanda A. Hicks, 28, each were charged with one count of aggravated robbery, authorities said. DeVincent’s last known address was on the 500 block of Stewart Street in Batavia and Hicks’ last known address was on Brendon Court in Roselle, authorities said.

  • $750,000 bail for Rolling Meadows man charged with molesting 4-year-old Feb 25, 2015 12:33 PM
    A Cook County judge set bail at $750,000 Wednesday for Salvador Mora-Duran of Rolling Meadows, who prosecutors say sexually molested a 4-year-old girl.

  • Fox Valley area police reports Feb 25, 2015 5:39 PM
    Tri/Fox blotter

  • A criminal justice advocate wages his own battle with crime Feb 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    Utah CEO pushes justice overhaul, wins government contracts while fighting repeat offenses

  • $175,000 bond for Arlington Heights priest facing child porn charges Feb 26, 2015 12:09 PM
    A Roman Catholic priest who lives in Palatine was ordered held on $175,000 bond on child pornography charges. Clovis Vilchez-Parra, 34, is an associate pastor at the Mission San Juan Diego Catholic Church in Arlington Heights.

  • Schaumburg settles sixth lawsuit against former cops Feb 26, 2015 5:46 AM
    Schaumburg officials have approved a sixth settlement among the 16 lawsuits filed against the village and three former police officers arrested on multiple drug conspiracy charges in January 2013. The latest settlement pays plaintiff Nicholas Kastner $17,500 without admitting any wrongdoing on the part of the village or any past or present employees.

  • Hanover Park teen gets 15 years for abusing infant Feb 24, 2015 11:14 PM
    A 19-year-old Hanover Park man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-month-old girl last year. Cole Eben was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender upon his release in exhange for his plea to predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery to a child causing injury.

  • Jewel worker helps Arlington Hts. resident avoid further scam Feb 24, 2015 9:37 PM
    A 37-year-old Arlington Heights resident was scammed out of about $1,000 this week after getting a call from a fake IRS agent, police said.

  • Campton Hills man charged in Delnor disturbance back in Kane County Feb 25, 2015 5:38 AM
    Justin Patzer, the Campton Hills man accused of causing a ruckus that led to a shutdown of Delnor Hospital in Geneva, was extradited this week to Illinois to face trial.

  • Prosecutors: Trucker in fatal I-88 crash said he 'cheated all the time' Feb 25, 2015 5:55 AM
    “I cheat all the time. You have to cheat to make money.” Prosecutors say that admission from Hanover Park truck driver Renato Velasquez is the cornerstone of their case to convict the 47-year-old of charges stemming from a fatal crash on Jan. 27, 2014, along I-88 near Aurora. Velasquez, whose trial opened Tuesday, is charged with operating a commercial motor vehicle while fatigued or impaired and making a false report of his record and duty status.

  • Massage therapist sentenced for assaulting Barrington teen Feb 25, 2015 5:54 AM
    A Roselle man working as a massage therapist in Barrington is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. Tory Taylor, 36, was convicted of assaulting the high school student in December, 2014

  • States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys Feb 24, 2015 10:06 AM
    AP Exclusive: Officials try to predict if inmates will commit new crimes, with uneven results

  • States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys Feb 24, 2015 11:05 AM
    AP Exclusive: Officials try to predict if inmates will commit new crimes, with uneven results

  • US missionary abducted in Nigeria is courageous, friends say Feb 24, 2015 4:06 PM
    Friends describe US missionary abducted in Nigeria as courageous, passionate about her work

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