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1 hr ago | Daily Herald

Wheeling teen gets 180 days in jail for fatal accident

A Wheeling teenager involved in a fatal automobile accident last December has pleaded guilty to reckless driving, court records show.

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Related Topix: Wheeling, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

1 hr ago | Daily Herald

Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant charged with battery

A Hoffman Estates fire lieutenant is scheduled to return to court Friday, Aug. 1, on a misdemeanor charge of battery, stemming from an allegation he pushed and punched a Bartlett man last month during a traffic altercation in Hoffman Estates.

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Related Topix: Hoffman Estates, IL, Bartlett, IL, Geneva, IL

3 hrs ago | Des Plaines Valley News

Lyons police arrest Wisconsin murder suspect

Lyons police acting on a tip from police in Wisconsin that a murder suspect might be hiding out in the southwest suburbs picked him up last week without incident.

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Related Topix: Lyons, IL, Chicago, IL

4 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Class Decries Scam on Small Businesses

A debt collector defrauds mom and pop businesses, leasing them a defective credit card processing machine, then suing to collect on a forged four-year lease, business owners claim in a class action.

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8 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

$300K bond for man charged with Orange Line armed robbery

By the time the train reached Roosevelt, its next stop, prosecutors said the thieves had collected purses, wallets, cash and cellphones in a black backpack - and were ready to flee.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

11 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

1 killed, 7 wounded in Tuesday gun violence

A 17-year-old boy and two men, ages 49 and 18, were standing on a sidewalk in the 200 block of South Western Avenue when a male got out of a dark-colored sedan and opened fire, police said.

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Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL, Oak Park, IL

14 hrs ago | 301 Moved Permanently

Police Blotter: Evanston man charged in tequila theft

The following arrests were listed among the official reports of the Wilmette and Kenilworth Police Departments.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL, Wilmette, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Skokie, IL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Concealed carry shooting reignites debate

An 86-year-old man who attempted to help police foil an armed robbery at a Crestwood phone store by firing at the fleeing suspect may not have broken the law, but firearms trainers say he ignored a basic rule of carrying a gun in public: Don't try to be a hero.

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Related Topix: Guns, Crestwood, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Herald

Palatine man charged with murder in punching death

A Palatine man accused of throwing an unprovoked punch that fatally injured a 26-year-old man outside a bar is in custody on a newly filed charge of first-degree murder, police said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL, Chicago, IL, Mount Prospect, IL

Chicago Tribune

'Millionaire tax' question to appear on fall ballot

Gov. Pat Quinn, seen here last week at a construction program bill signing, today approved a measure that asks voters this fall if income above $1 million should be taxed at a higher rate.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Tax, Chicago, IL, Berwyn, IL

Daily Herald

Lake County sees steady boost in tourism spending

Maureen Riedy, president of Visit Lake County, discusses tourism numbers during an event Monday at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.

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Related Topix: Lake County, IL, Gurnee, IL, Dupage County, IL

301 Moved Permanently

Villa Park man arrested driving 75-mph on Green Bay Road

A man who Kenilworth police reported allegedly drove an estimated 40 miles over the speed limit while arguing with his girlfriend now faces a charge of aggravated speeding in connection with the July 22 incident.

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Related Topix: Villa Park, IL, Kenilworth, IL, Skokie, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

My FOX Chicago

Chicago aims to change view on prostitution

Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign a new law on sex trafficking next month, which is another victory for advocates who've been battling to change the way people look at prostitution.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Herald

Kenneth Young Center's 27th annual golf outing Aug. 7

Golfers on hole one listen as the rules for golf ball launcher and other games are explained during a previous Kenneth Yount Center golf outing.

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Related Topix: Golf, IL, Bloomingdale, IL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Southtown Star

Hearing to be set on Kustok try for new trial

Former Orland Park resident Allan Kustok was back in court Monday for a brief appearance related to his request for a new trial, but the matter was continued until Friday when a hearing is expected to be set on the motion.

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Related Topix: Orland Park, IL, Violent Crime, Bridgeview, IL

Daily Herald

Funeral planned for Barrington infant who starved to death

The 7-month-old Barrington girl who authorities say starved to death in January as a result of mistreatment by her parents will be laid to rest Thursday at a service organized by a nonprofit group.

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Related Topix: Barrington, IL, Non-Profit, Wheeling, IL

Daily Herald

Hoffman Estates man charged with stalking

A 23-year-old Hoffman Estates man faces stalking charges after authorities say he followed his former girlfriend in his car from Schaumburg to a gas station in Schiller Park.

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Related Topix: Hoffman Estates, IL, Schaumburg, IL, Schiller Park, IL

Daily Herald

Niles man arrested on fifth DUI charge

Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie ordered Marvin Martinez-Guerrero, 31, held on $200,000 bond Monday following his arrest early Sunday in Mount Prospect.

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Related Topix: Niles, IL, Mount Prospect, IL

KAAL-TV Austin

Mankato Man, Accused of Selling Deadly Synthetic Drug, Arrested Outside Chicago

A Mankato Man, who was the subject of a nationwide search, has been taken into custody in a suburb of Chicago.

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Related Topix: Harwood Heights, IL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Southtown Star

Robbins walk a 'great start' in fight against violence

Half of the money raised from the event is going toward the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward said.

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