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7 hrs ago | Patch.com
Elaine P. Seymour, 44, of St. Mary, Jamaica, was charged with retail theft Dec. 2 at a store in the 5600 block of Touhy after a security agent observed her place 30 items into a handbag and exit the store without paying, police said.
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11 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times
An Oak Park man blinded a taxi driver after punching him in the eye during a road rage incident on the Near West Side, Cook County prosecutors said.
15 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times
A south suburban man allegedly stole more than $88,000 worth of Apple products and cell phones during a hold up in a Mount Prospect Sprint store, but was quickly arrested after authorities used a GPS from an iPad he allegedly took to track him at the Markham courthouse.
16 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur
A 13-year-old girl has been charged with reckless homicide in a deadly car crash in suburban Chicago in which she's accused of taking a vehicle full of children on a joyride.
17 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A Hanover Park investment consultant convicted earlier this year on federal charges of swindling clients out of about $4.26 million now has pleaded guilty to forgery.
21 hrs ago | Daily Herald
Thomas Benefield was ordered held on $30,000 bond Friday by Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie.
A suburban Chicago investment consultant already convicted earlier this year of bilking clients out of more than $4 million has now pleaded guilty to forgery The Daily Herald reports that Steven W. Salutric of Hanover Park was sentenced to five years in prison in exchange for the plea he entered in Cook County Circuit Court in Rolling Meadows.
A northwest suburban man is being held on a $250,000 bond after being charged with posting an online ad for sex with a person of any age, according to prosecutors.
A downtown attorney and his nephew plied an 18-year-old man with liquor, then sexually assaulted him on Thanksgiving in a the older man's Bronzeville neighborhood home, Cook County prosecutors allege.
Del Mar secured more than 500 signatures and was the first to file petitions with the Cook County Clerk on Nov. 25, according to a press release from the Palatine Township Republican Organization .
Linda Mastandrea, a Paralympian who won 15 gold medals and five silver medals over the course of her athletic career, is running for Circuit Court judge in Cook County, Ill.
An Oak Forest man alleges in a lawsuit that he was severely beaten in an unprovoked attack by Midlothian's former deputy police chief, who has been indicted in connection with that incident.
A Chicago man is being held on a $250,000 bond after being charged with driving an 18-year-old woman he met on social media to a south suburban forest preserve and raping her at gunpoint.
A physician's assistant who worked at the Vista Health Center in Palatine was acquitted Thursday of molesting a female patient during an October 2010 gynecological exam.
Susan Collins, president of the Palos Hills Horsemen's Association, hopes the Cook County Board of Commissioners votes in favor of eliminating horse-licensing fees when it meets Tuesday.
Carpentersville leaders eliminated the village's vehicle sticker program Tuesday and replaced it with a one-half percent hike in the sales tax, an increase that retires in three years.
Two Palatine teenagers pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing items from the home of a former friend in what police described as a home invasion.