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1 hr ago | Chicago Tribune
A Cook County jury today convicted a Barrington Hills man of home invasion and robbery but acquitted him of an attempted murder charge stemming from a robbery and beating at a Schaumburg hotel.
1 hr ago | Daily Herald
Cook County jurors found Mitchell Barnes not guilty of attempted murder Friday. But the 11-woman, 1-man jury convicted the former Barrington-area man of home invasion and robbery, making the 22-year-old eligible for a prison term of up to 30 years when he is sentenced.
5 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A monument has been dedicated at a South suburban cemetery that was the site of grave desecration scandal uncovered in 2009.
9 hrs ago | The Doings Weekly
Financial mismanagement charges continue to swirl about the Lyons Township Treasurer's Office with a second district requesting legislative relief to withdraw.
15 hrs ago | CBS Local
Jeffrey Hollinghead and Willie Feliciano have been charged in Operation Crew Cut, a major racketeering case targeting an Outfit-connected crew accused of home invasions, armed robberies, burglaries, insurance fraud, prostitution, arson and a plot to murder a witness.
On Wednesday, September 17, from 2 to 6 p.m., Schaumburg Township will host the fourth annual Community Wellness Day at 1 Illinois Blvd., in Hoffman Estates.
A Chicago-area woman is going to prison for conning an elderly man out of $95,000 by pretending to have cancer.
A former Cook County employee in charge of managing a $10.3 million federal grant intended for people affected by flooding has been accused of stealing about $300,000 from the program.
A federal judge threw out a civil rights lawsuit filed by Nanci Koschman alleging that police and prosecutors were involved in a "cover-up" to keep former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, from being charged in the death of her Mount Prospect son.
Cook County Department of Public Health officials announced today, August 27, 2014, that the season's first human case of West Nile virus in Cook County was discovered in a woman in her 40s from the southwest suburbs.
A Chicago police commander accused of sticking the barrel of his service weapon in a suspect's throat, pressing a stun gun against the man's groin last year, and threatening to kill him was released without having to post bail Thursday.
Residents of a mobile home park near Des Plaines came to state and local officials Wednesday night to air grievances about their landlord, whom they accuse of being too heavy-handed enforcing rules in their leases.
Since 1989, Northwest Suburban PADS, Inc. has provided support for Cook County's homeless residents between October 1 and April 30 each year--but food and shelter are not merely seasonal needs.
"Mitchell Barnes told them how it was going to go down," said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Susanne Groebner.
A Northwest Side man died late Tuesday, almost three months after he was injured in an attack during a barbecue in the south suburbs, authorities said.
Eight months out from the suburban Cook County municipal elections, there is a new challenger on the dance card for Oak Lawn's Dist.
Cook County Department of Public Health officials confirm the first human case of West Nile virus in suburban Cook County was identified in a woman in her 40s from Oak Lawn who became ill earlier this month.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 08:00 pm
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