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  • Aurora cousins accused of plotting to bring 'flames of war' to suburbs Mar 27, 2015 11:03 AM
    Two Aurora men, including an Army National Guard specialist who was about to leave the country, are accused of conspiring to attack a military installation in Joliet and provide support to Islamic State militants.

  • Wheeling man faces gun charges Mar 27, 2015 1:37 PM
    Prospect Heights police investigating a shooting Saturday in which two men were injured, arrested a Wheeling man on firearm charges, authorities said. Daniel Uriostegui, 23, is set to appear in bond court Thursday.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 25, 2015 4:51 PM
    Someone broke into a trailer on the 1000 block of East Fabyan Parkway near Geneva between noon Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and stole a generator, two chain saws, a pump and three laser levels — worth a combined $2,500 — according to a sheriff’s report.

  • 6-year sentence for Rolling Meadows man who sold drugs to officer Mar 25, 2015 6:21 PM
    A Rolling Meadows man pleaded guilty to the manufacture and delivery of cocaine. Juan Perez, 41, was sentenced to 6 years in prison, according to court records.

  • Lisle man’s answer to heroin: Faith in Jesus Mar 25, 2015 5:30 AM
    Today, Doug Stvan is a Christian, a student in a certificate program at DePaul, a basketball enthusiast and an employee at his dad’s accounting firm. Four years ago, Stvan was a Christian and a heroin addict at the end of himself. Stvan credits his faith in helping with his recovery from a 12-year addiction to heroin. "Heroin is the strongest temptation there is," said Stvan, 34, of Lisle. "I think there’s one answer to that and it’s Jesus Christ.”

  • Money seized in drug busts put back into DuPage schools Mar 25, 2015 9:04 PM
    DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin says the downward trend of heroin deaths countywide can be attributed to a two-tiered approach: the increased use of Narcan and increased education. Narcan, a trademarked version of the opiate antidote naloxone, has saved 16 lives this year in DuPage County, but it only works once the addict has overdosed. The key, Berlin said, is to continue educating everyone about the dangers of drugs before they get to that point.

  • Arlington Hts. police partner with maker of safety app Mar 25, 2015 4:46 PM
    The Arlington Heights Police Department is teaming with app maker LifeLine Response to bring police work into the mobile age by offering a way for residents and visitors to call for help just by taking their thumb off their phone. “If it gives us the opportunity to get more information out to the citizens and keep them safer," said police Sgt. Richard Boyle.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Mar 26, 2015 10:39 AM
    An armed robber displayed a gun around 11:30 p.m. March 18 at 7-Eleven, 1786 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights and demanded money. The clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of money out of a cash drawer. The robber was described as white or Hispanic, 5-foot-7, 210 pounds, mustache and wearing a light-colored Chicago Bulls winter hat with a pom on top, dark sunglasses, gray pullover, black gloves, black pants and white gym shoes.

  • Elgin cleric pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges Mar 25, 2015 5:11 PM
    Mohammad Abdullah Saleem, a Muslim cleric who founded and once headed the Institute of Islamic Education in Elgin, pleaded not guilty to an eight-count indictment charging him with sexually abusing a 22-year-old employee.

  • Police: Huntley man killed his wife Mar 25, 2015 7:01 PM
    A 64-year-old Huntley man is accused of killing his 63-year-old wife who died from injuries sustained during a domestic battery, police said. Edward Hartgraves, of the 10000 block of Longfield Drive, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Carol Hartgraves, police said.

  • 4 shot to death in high-crime Indianapolis neighborhood Mar 24, 2015 2:51 PM
    Police: 1 man, 3 women found shot to death in home in high-crime Indianapolis neighborhood

  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 24, 2015 5:33 PM
    Three men from Texas were arrested at 1:40 a.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 801 N. Randall Road, and charged with retail theft, according to a Batavia police report. Horace W. Young Jr., 33, of the 9900 block of Adleta Boulevard in Dallas; Anthony E. Young, 29, of the 8800 block of Hornaday Circle in Fort Worth; and Arie K. Young, 33, of the 6100 block of Avery Drive in Fort Worth, are accused of stealing electronics.

  • Fox Valley police reports Mar 24, 2015 5:36 PM
    Robert R. Haizlip, 50, of Carpentersville, was charged Sunday with unlawful restraint and eight counts of domestic battery, court records show. His bail was set at $15,000 in Kane County bond court, and he is due in court April 1.

  • Mount Prospect police release video of fatal hit-and-run crash Mar 25, 2015 5:52 AM
    Mount Prospect police have released surveillance video showing the hit-and-run crash on Algonquin Road that took the life of an Arlington Heights man Sunday night. Authorities on Tuesday identified the victim as 46-year-old Jose Felix Gonzalez-Navarette.

  • Priest helps heroin addicts heal 'hole in the soul' Mar 24, 2015 12:36 PM
    Rev. Jim Swarthout of Barrington has buried 14 people who died from heroin overdoses in the past three years, but every week he works with others who are addicted to try to prevent them from going down that path. Swarthout, 60, is clergy community coordinator for Rosecrance Health Network, and he's a cross between a priest and an addiction counselor. He's a resource for other clergy members as they deal with addiction issues popping up in their communities.

  • Police: Grayslake bank robber in custody Mar 24, 2015 8:57 PM
    A woman suspected of robbing a Grayslake Chase Bank Tuesday has been taken into custody, according to

  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 23, 2015 5:03 PM
    Gabriel A. Mercado, 19, of South Elgin, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 12:05 a.m. March 18, according to a Geneva police report.

  • Truck driver in fatal I-88 crash could be sentenced April 20 Mar 23, 2015 3:12 PM
    Attorneys for Renato Velasquez of Hanover Park, who was convicted last month in connection with a fiery crash along I-88, have filed a motion requesting the presiding judge in his bench trial reconsider his ruling. Velasquez was convicted Feb. 26 in connection with the crash on Jan. 27, 2014, near Aurora that killed tollway worker Vincent Petrella of Wheeling and severely injured state Trooper Doug Balder.

  • Son gets 35 years for killing father after fight about living arrangements Mar 24, 2015 5:55 AM
    A Westmont man convicted of fatally stabbing his father in May 2011 was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison. A DuPage County jury deliberated for less than two hours in January before convicting William Clifford III, 36, of first-degree murder.

  • Ex-Islamic Foundation finance director admits theft Mar 23, 2015 10:24 PM
    The former finance director of the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Inam Rahim, 60, of the 1700 block of Conan Doyle Road, in Naperville, entered the plea Monday, moments before a jury was to be selected for his trial.

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