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Woman found dead in son's Palatine home after he was killed when trying to run over police
PALATINE, Ill. (WLS) -- The 74-year-old mother of a man killed by Palatine police this weekend was found fatally stabbed inside his apartment. Leslie Vaughn, 51, was shot by police at about 2 a.m. Sunday after he had tried to run over two police officers and another individual with his vehicle.
Geneva teachers, district officials reach tentative deal to end strike; Monday class cancelled
GENEVA, Ill. (WLS) -- A tentative deal has been reached between striking teachers and Geneva School District 304 officials Monday morning. The strike has kept thousands of students out of class for nearly a week. Class will still be cancelled for Monday.
4 teens charged after throwing rocks at windows in Bucktown
CHICAGO -- Four teenagers were charged after allegedly hurling rocks at a strip of buildings Friday night in North Side Bucktown neighborhood. At 9:56 p.m., seven males walking were walking on the the Bloomingdale Trail when they started chucking rocks at residential and commercial buildings in the
Downers Grove Banker Who Stole $300K From Elderly Sentenced: Cops
DOWNERS GROVE, IL --- A former Downers Grove banker who was charged with stealing more than $300,000 from three customers in their 90s has been sentenced to four years in prison. Christina Lange, 48, of the 7400 block of W. 56th Pl., Summit, was working as an account executive at Trust Company of Il
Bookkeeper charged with stealing $400,000 from Illinois dental office
WHEATON, Illinois (AP) — A woman who authorities say secretly forged more than $400,000 in checks to her own business has been arrested. Roxana Dusanek, 56, of Crest Hill, created a stamp with the signature of her boss at a suburban Chicago dental office, authorities said. She then applied that stam
Former Downers Grove banker gets prison for stealing from customers
A former Downers Grove banker was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for stealing more than $328,000 from three elderly customers. Judge Robert Miller handed down the minimum sentence to Christine Lang, 48, of Summit. Lange had faced between four and 15 years in prison.
Glenbard Parent Series Dec. 11 event: The Science of Mindfulness
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present Inner Calm: The Science of Mindfulness with Todd Fink at noon Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Community Consolidated School District 93 administration center, 230 Covington Drive in Bloomingdale.
Another year, another gold coin in the Salvation Army kettle outside Casey's Foods in Naperville
A secret donor has struck again at a Salvation Army kettle outside a Naperville grocery in what has become a long-standing tradition that goes back at least two decades. A single 1-ounce gold South African Krugerrand worth more than $1,200 was dropped Dec. 4 into a red kettle outside Casey’s Foods n
DUIs, Drug Possession: Elmhurst Arrests
The following items were taken from the Elmhurst police blotter throughout the past week. Arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Demetrius Orr, 20, of Villa Park, was arrested at 3 p.m. at York and Palmer Drive for possession with intent to deliver and possession of controlled substanc
Thieves Shatter Window, Steal Thousands In Tobacco In Westmont
WESTMONT, IL --- Police are investigating a smash and grab burglary in which thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes were stolen from a store in Westmont. The burglary took place on Dec. 3 at a store in the 200 block of E. Ogden Ave., according to a police summary.
Palatine Cop Fatally Shoots Man About To Run Him Over: Reports
PALATINE, IL — A Palatine police officer responding to a reported murder shot and killed a man who was about to run him over in a car early Sunday, according to reports. It was around 2 a.m. when police got to the 300 block of North Brockway Street responding to a report of a homicide at an apartmen
Geneva students return to class Tuesday after teachers ratify union contract
GENEVA, Ill. (WLS) -- Geneva School District 304 teachers voted Monday afternoon to approve a new contract, ending a nearly week-long strike. A federal mediator, along with representatives from both the union and district, held a marathon negotiating session for 12 hours Sunday into early Monday to
Elgin man guilty of abusing infant, faces up to 30 years in prison
A 24-year-old Elgin man faces prison after he admitted to abusing and permanently injuring an infant boy in March 2016. Anthony B. Briden, of the 400 block of South Belmont Avenue, pleaded guilty late last week to one count of aggravated battery of a child under 13 and aggravated domestic battery, b
Glendale Heights man killed in Hanover Park crash
A 29-year-old Glendale Heights man died Saturday morning from injuries suffered in a crash in Hanover Park, officials said. Karol Zaleski was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates after being involved in a crash at Briar Lane and Irving Park Road, according to the Cook County medica
Officer fatally shoots man driving car that struck 2
PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — Police in suburban Chicago say an officer shot and killed a man who struck the officer and another person with a vehicle. Police in Palatine say officers investigating a reported homicide were standing outside talking to a local resident about 2 a.m. Sunday when the speeding ve
Culver's Franchisee Eyes Mr. Beefy's, Villa Bleu
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – The family that runs Culver's restaurants in Woodstock, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg is now looking to buy two Fox River Grove restaurants. Dan Skoubis, the owner of both Mr. Beefy's, 512 Route 14, and Villa Bleu, 516 Route 14, is in negotiations with Barry Himmelfarb, a local C
Authors Revealed: Dick Portillo
In 1963, Dick Portillo built a 6’ x 12’ trailer with no running water or bathroom and opened a simple hot dog stand in Villa Park, Illinois. He called it “The Dog House.” More than 50 years and 50 locations later, his namesake Portillo’s restaurants are a Windy City institution, famous for perfect,
Juvenile Soccer Coach Charged in Sex Abuse Case
COOK COUNTY, IL – A suburban soccer coach who claimed he was a retired emergency medical technician and offered to treat female players for free has been charged with sexually abusing two of his "patients" multiple times in recent years. Ruben Betancourth, 55, coaches a juvenile club in Streamwood b
Bookkeeper charged with stealing $400,000 from dental office
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A woman who authorities say secretly created a stamp with the signature of her boss at a suburban Chicago dental office and applied that stamp to more than $400,000 in checks made out to her own business has been arrested.
Conant senior lauded for helping save life
Learning to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a dummy in a classroom is one thing. Administering it in real life is quite another experience, says Conant High School senior Kaitlyn O'Brien, who used the CPR skills she learned as part of a medical terminology class to help save the life of a w