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True-crime TV show recalls Lake Barrington body-swap murder

A new episode of the true-crime TV series “CopyCat Killers” recalls how a disgraced Lake Barrington businessman faked his own death in 2008 so his wife could collect on a multi-million-dollar life-insurance policy.


Two Chicago men sentenced to prison for armed robberies of Hampshire, East Dundee gas stations

Two Chicago men were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a pair of armed robberies at gas stations in East Dundee and Hampshire. Kane County Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler Jr. approved a 21-year term for Damarcus D. Gilmore, 20, in a Feb. 15 plea deal in which he was convicted of two count


Car Hit By Metra Train at Seven Angels Crossing

FOX RIVER GROVE, IL — No one was injured or killed when a car was hit my a Metra train Wednesday night at Route 14 and Algonquin Road near Fox River Grove, the Northwest Herald reports. The Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line train 653 hit the vehicle at about 8 p.m. The railroad crossing, also known


2018 home sales: Inverness price history

Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.


Barrington Area Library board candidates weigh in on Lake Zurich Road realignment proposal

Two newcomers seeking election to the Barrington Area Library board differ from three incumbents on a controversial proposal to realign Lake Zurich Road through the facility's property.


Fugitive Serial Con Man Claimed To Be Millionaire: Police Reports

SKOKIE, IL — An accused con artist charged with scamming realtors, a nurse and a priest out of thousands of dollars is now wanted in three states after failing to appear in court last month on seven counts of theft by deception.


Lock Your Cars: Palatine Police Investigating Vehicle Burglaries

PALATINE, IL — The Palatine Police Department said they're investigating vehicle burglaries that were reported in four village areas Monday. According to police, burglars got inside unlocked vehicles parked in driveways in the overnight hours, taking several items including cash, I-Pass transponders


Q3 real estate sales report: Lake Barrington

Median prices rose in Lake Barrington over last year, and are down 30.7 percent over 10 years, adjusted for inflation, according to third quarter sales data collected by BlockShopper.com.


R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County

CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three victims between the ages of 13 and 17.


Lake County Gang Member Charged With Drug Possession: Sheriff

LAKE COUNTY, IL — Members of the Lake County Sheriff's Office Gang Task Force arrested a Round Lake Beach man Tuesday during a traffic stop, who the sheriff's office said is a documented street gang member. The sheriff's office said at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, task force detectives conducted a traffic st


Barrington Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

BARRINGTON, IL — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy starting in the evening. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Mixed precipitation (1–2 in. of snow) until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and windy overnight.


Man cited after Fox River Grove train crash

A 21-year-old man was cited after a Wednesday crash involving his car and a Metra train in Fox River Grove, a Metra official said. Keith Allen was cited for improper turning and driving off the road, Metra spokesperson Meg Reile said.


Lake-Cook Road traffic disrupted by 3 p.m. truck crash in Arlington Heights

A truck crashed through a fence and into a residential yard along Lake-Cook Road on the Arlington Heights-Long Grove border, authorities said. The accident was reported just before 3 p.m. on eastbound Lake-Cook near Schaefer Road, which is between Arlington Heights Road and Route 53.


The Polish Diner In Illinois Where You’ll Find All Sorts Of Authentic Eats

Many Illinoisans are familiar with the rich Polish heritage that is embedded in the Land of Lincoln. Whether you already love European food or just want a hearty meal, there’s a Polish diner in Schaumburg, Illinois that you need to visit.


Funeral Set For Elgin Man Killed In Henry Pratt Shooting

ELGIN, IL -- The funeral service for a 32-year-old human resources manager from Elgin who was fatally shot by a disgruntled employee will be held this weekend. The visitation for Clayton "Clay" Parks will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road in Algonqu


Barrington candidates discuss village's development priorities

Potential development in Barrington is among the issues being addressed by four candidates seeking three village trustee seats in the April 2 election. Trustees Ryan Julian and Jason Lohmeyer will be joined on the ballot by first-time candidates Kate Duncan and Emily Young. Duncan, who was appointed


Top 10 Most Expensive Streets in Barrington

The following are the Top 10 most expensive streets in Barrington. The average price for homes on these streets range from $820,000 to $1,667,500. Newcastle Court is the 1st most expensive street in Barrington, with single family homes built from 2007 to 2007, and ranging in price from $1,667,500 to


Man Charged With Following 15-Year-Old Girl in Arlington Heights

A man has been charged with following a 15-year-old girl and trying to lure her into an SUV last month a few blocks away from Prospect High School in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.


Illinois Hepatitis A Outbreak: 44 Cases Reported

ILLINOIS — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a hepatitis Aoutbreak with 44 confirmed cases across the state. The majority of cases are among individuals at high risk for infection–including men who have sex with men, homeless individuals and/or those who use drugs.


LITH Man Told Police 'I'll Shoot You' During Standoff

LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL — A 27-year-old Lake in the Hills man threatened to shoot local officers during a standoff earlier this month. Court documents filed Wednesday show Garrett C. Kowalczyk told Lake in the Police Department officers "I have a gun" and "I will shoot you" shortly after they responde