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Recent Crime News
Friday | via Northwest Herald
ROLLING MEADOWS – An Elgin man has been sentenced to 78 years in prison for killing a 5-year-old boy in a botched gang-related assassination. Miguel Hernandez Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 60 years for the 2011 shooting death of Eric Galarza Jr. and 18 years for the attempted murder of the boy's father, Eric Galarza Sr., a member of the Latin Kings. Comment?
Thursday Oct 16 | via Daily Herald
A Cook County judge sentenced an admitted Aurora gang member to 78 years in prison Thursday for the shooting death of a 5-year-old Elgin boy and the attempted murder of his father. Miguel Hernandez, 30, sat expressionless as Judge Bridget Hughes imposed the sentence for the Oct. 7, 2011, murder of Eric Galarza Jr., who was struck in the head with a bullet and killed when Hernandez shot six semiautomatic rounds into a car in which the victim, his parents, two younger siblings and an aunt were riding. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Northwest Herald
ST. CHARLES – An attorney representing a petting zoo owner accused of misdemeanor cruelty and neglect asked whether the Kane County state's attorney could make an offer of a plea agreement instead of going to trial. Stacy Fiebelkorn of Elgin was charged in March after the discovery of several dead and 94 sick and starving animals belonging to her Mini Zoo Crew. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Kane Co. Chronicle
Candidates for the Kane County sheriff race, Democrat Willie Mayes and Republican Don Kramer, answer questions from the audience during a recent League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area candidate forum in Elgin. Kane County sheriff candidates, Democrat Willie Mayes and Republican Don Kramer, answer questions from the audience during a recent League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area candidate forum in Elgin. Comment?
Thursday Oct 9 | via Daily Herald
A 20-year-old Elgin man who died after a shooting Tuesday night had survived being shot three times a little more than a year ago, his relatives said. The family of Alberto Prado remembered him as a loyal, caring and funny young man who had been wanting to get out of the gang life. Comment?
Sunday Oct 5 | via Daily Herald
Condolences and tributes continue to pour in ahead of a Saturday memorial service for a longtime Elgin attorney who was killed a small plane crash. John E. Juergensmeyer, 80, died Sept. Comment?
Thursday Oct 2 | via CBS Local
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Wednesday Oct 1 | via WGN-TV Chicago
The man is in his late 40s or early 50's and has been an employee with the Fox River Water Reclamation District for 25 years. When he came to work an hour late, he complained to co-workers for hours and brought a gun with him. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 1 | via WLS-AM Chicago
An armed employee who was trying to shut down water filtration equipment at a northwest suburban water reclamation plant has been taken into custody. 911 callers reported an armed man, possibly with a hostage, trying to shut down equipment just before noon at the Fox River Water Reclamation District at 875 Dana Dr. in Elgin, according to Elgin police. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 1 | via Daily Herald
An Elgin man was sentenced to five years in prison for breaking into the residence of a woman who has a hearing impairment and fondling her, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Charles Craddock, 40, of the 1300 block of Maroon Drive, was sentenced after pleading guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and residential burglary. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 30 | via Daily Herald
This tire, rim, and brake drum assembly from a vehicle caused a fatal crash in Wisconsin that left a 55-year-old Lombard man dead. Police said the rim is 16 inches wide and the tire is a Mastercraft Courser size LT235/85R16. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 23 | via Daily Herald
His bail was set at $9,000 in Kane County bond court, and his next court date is Oct. 1. • Brian D. Weiss, 48, of the 10N800 block of Rippburger Road, Plato Center, was charged Monday with retail theft after he took merchandise valued at less than $300 from Wal-Mart, 1100 S. Randall Road, court records show. His bail was set at $7,500 in Kane County bond court, and his next court date is Sept. Comment?
Sunday Sep 21 | via Daily Herald
The next biannual National Prescription Drug Take-back Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at law enforcement agencies in Kane County and across the country. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Comment?
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