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Cook Co. Investigator Arrested For Route 59 Retail Thefts
JOLIET, IL - A 47-year-old Cook County Corrections investigator who lives in Romeoville spent a good portion of his weekend behind bars at Will County's Jail after Joliet Police busted him for a series of retail thefts at the Kohl's on Route 59, according to police. Amarildo Ponce was arrested on ch
Woman, 19, arrested after escaping police custody at Cook County courthouse
SUMMIT, Ill. (WLS) -- A 19-year-old woman who escaped police custody last week was arrested Sunday evening in south suburban Summit, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Security guard at Dolton school charged with pulling gun on student
DOLTON (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A school security guard is facing felony charges after he allegedly put a gun against a student’s chest last month at Academy for Learning High School in south suburban Dolton.
Cook County Calendar of Events Dec. 12 – Dec. 18
Implied Horizons: Watercolors by Anne Nordhaus-Bike. Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 6901 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge. Artist Anne Nordhaus-Bike will speak about her work on display at the Five Seasons Family Sports Club. The exhibition displays 19 of Nordhaus-Bike’s watercolor paintings.
Drug Dealer Arrested, $15K Worth of LSD, Weed Seized: Police
MCHENRY COUNTY, IL -- A 20-year-old McHenry man faces several drug charges after authorities searched his home Tuesday and turned up LSD, cocaine and marijuana, police said. Edward M. Ramirez, of the 3200 block of Cherry Avenue, is being held on no bond. He is charged with two counts of unlawful pos
Lyft driver charged with battery after sexually assaulting 17-year-old passenger
LYONS, Ill. — A Lyft driver has been charged after sexually assaulting a 17-year-old passenger, police said. Anthony Vicari, 40, of Chicago, was arrested and charged with battery Monday, according to Lyons spokesperson Ray Hanania.
Man, 38, charged in shooting during burglary at Hammond apartment
CROWN POINT — An East Chicago man is charged with shooting another man during a burglary last week at a Hammond apartment. Dashone T. Woods, 38, was charged Dec. 6 in Lake Criminal Court with burglary, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and armed robbery. The charges were unsealed Tuesday af
Kenneth A. Zavoral Jr.
This post was contributed by a community member. years of Blue Island, IL passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Beloved husband of Jean, nee Cisek. Cherished father of Kenny.
Lyft driver accused of sexually harassing 17-year-old passenger on ride to Lyons
A Lyft driver has been charged with battery after Lyons police said he sexually harassed and tried to have sex with a 17-year-old passenger. Lyons spokesperson Ray Hanania said Anthony Vicari of Chicago was called to pick up a 17-year-old girl in Worth and take her to her home in Lyons on Oct. 12.
Man charged more than $1,000 for Burger King penny Whopper deal
LOS ANGELES, California -- A Los Angeles man says he tried to take advantage of thepenny Whopper deal that Burger King is offering through its app, but his bill ended up totaling more than $1,000.
Cook County Health Offers Tips for Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression triggered by the change in seasons. Typically depression symptoms begin in fall or winter and subside in the spring. Approximately half a million people in the U.S. suffer from SAD, while 10 to 20% may suffer from a more mild form of
Mother, son identified as two dead in Palatine killings
Authorities today identified a 51-year-old Palatine man as the person shot and killed by police early Sunday after he struck an officer with his car. Leslie Vaughan, of the 300 block of North Brockway Street, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner'
Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz Hires Former Cook County Judge John S. Fotopoulos
Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz is proud to announce that former Cook County judge John S. Fotopoulos has joined the firm as a practicing attorney. Fotopoulos Law Office, a division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, is located in Orland Park, Illinois, with a Joliet office opening soon.
Woman Arrested After Escaping Handcuffs At Cook County Courthouse
CHICAGO, IL — The Cook County Sheriff's Office said a 19-year-old woman was taken into custody Sunday night, two days after she escaped from the Cook County courthouse in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood Friday, Dec. 7. According to the sheriff's office, Alicia Gines was arrested near the inter
Woman ‘brought back to life' after being pinned by SUV at Indiana toll booth
HAMMOND, Ind. (Sun Times Media Wire) -- A Michigan woman was “brought back to life” after being pinned by her own SUV Saturday night at a toll booth in northwest Indiana. About 9:20 p.m., a trooper responded to a crash at the West Point Toll Plaza on the Indiana Toll Road, which is roughly a mile ea
Top 4 performing arts events this week in Chicago
We've rounded up four artsy events around Chicago this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a contemporary dance performance inspired by poor women's stories to a must-see Broadway holiday musical.
Teen charged with killing girl who was pregnant with his child
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.
Bulls Players Contacted Union on Head Coach After He Made Them Practice Too Hard
As good as things are going for the Chicago Bears, the situation is equal and opposite for the basketball team across the way. The Chicago Bulls are an absolutely pitiful state right now. They are 6-21 and at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They fired coach Fred Hoiberg, and his replacement,
SEIU to give Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle $1M toward mayoral bid
CHICAGO — The Service Employees International Union state council will put its money where its mouth is in the race for mayor, following its endorsement of Toni Preckwinkle with a $1 million contribution to her campaign.
Guilty verdict for rapper ‘Lil Shawn’ in 2015 murder of Vallan Francis
A Cook County jury on Monday found rapper Shawn “Lil Shawn” Randall guilty of the 2015 murder of a rival gang member who was gunned down in front of his girlfriend and three young children.