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  • Scheme to smuggle marijuana into Cook County jail in sandwiches uncovered

    CHICAGO — A Cook County Jail guard, a Chicago police dispatcher and three inmates have been charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to st ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Former Barrington Hills couple face bankruptcy fraud charges

    BARRINGTON HILLS – A dentist and his wife, formerly of Barrington Hills, are facing federal bankruptcy fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years for killing girlfriend in South Africa

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for k ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Bement bus driver charged with sexually abusing teen

    BEMENT (AP) — Central Illinois authorities have charged a former school bus driver and assistant high school cheerleading sponsor who they say sexuall ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Detective warned accused Holiday Hills shooter was dangerous years ago

    WOODSTOCK – In a 1996 letter, a Wilmette detective who once encountered Scott B. Peters expressed concerns that Peters had FOID card. He asked Illinoi ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Island Lake police officers rescue deputies in Holiday Hills shooting, McHenry County sheriff says

    WOODSTOCK – Tales of bravery and heroics are now being revealed since the dust has settled following last week's ambush in Holiday Hills that left two ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Algonquin Wal-Mart open after bomb threat, evacuation

    ALGONQUIN – Police on Monday evacuated the Wal-Mart on Randall Road after employees received a bomb threat, according to a news release.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Accused Holiday Hills shooter went after injured McHenry County deputies, prosecutors say

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said a Holiday Hills man accused of ambushing and shooting two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies continued following the offic ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Chicago woman charged with murder in stabbing death of boyfriend

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been ordered held on $500,000 bond in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:17 pm
  • Chicago man accused of whipping 13-year-old with electric cord

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have charged a Chicago man who they say whipped a 13-year-old relative with an electric cord after he was sent home for not ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Chicago teen killed by stray bullet while sitting in apartment, police say

    CHICAGO — Cook County authorities say an 18-year-old woman has died after being shot by a stray bullet while sitting in a Chicago apartment.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • 22nd Circuit, appellate judges up for retention, election

    WOODSTOCK – Four 22nd Circuit judges, and two appellate judges are recommended for retention, according to poll results from the local Bar Association ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Don't fall for IRS phone scam, Crystal Lake police warn

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Thomas Kretschmer would like to remind everyone that local police officers will not arrest residents for outstanding tax payments.
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Police: Holiday Hills shooting suspect had ballistic vest, outside surveillance; rifle found

    WOODSTOCK – Police believe Scott B. Peters was wearing a military style helmet and a ballistic vest when he allegedly fired a semiautomatic rifle at s ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting suspect caught; McHenry County deputies recovering

    HOLIDAY HILLS – A near 16-hour manhunt Thursday for a Holiday Hills man who allegedly shot and wounded two sheriff deputies ended with the help of res ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:36 pm
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