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Elgin Teacher Found Asleep, Apparently Drunk On Job: Report

ELGIN, IL – An Elgin High School social studies teacher has been fired after he allegedly skipped one of his classes and was found sleeping, and apparently drunk, in an office at the school, the Elgin Courier-News reports. The U-46 school board earlier this month approved the suspension and terminat

PATCH - 2018-06-21 09:34:30

Crystal Lake Man Charged With Drug-Induced Homicide

A 30-year-old Crystal Lake man has been charged with drug-induced homicide following the overdose death of a 23-year-old man last September, police said Thursday. The 23-year-old died on Sept. 22, 2017 after he allegedly injected a heroin/fentanyl mix at a home in the 3100 block of Bull Valley Road

PATCH - 2018-06-21 20:59:48

Carpentersville sued by former village manager

Carpentersville is being sued by former Village Manager Mark Rooney, who claims the village fired him five months ago and refused to pay him severance -- a violation of his contract.The village board voted in January to accept what it considered Rooney's "voluntary resignation," saying he had stoppe

DAILY HERALD - 2018-06-21 23:18:00

Kids Left Unsupervised In Home With Mold, Collapsed Roof: Police

MCHENRY COUNTY, IL – Two McHenry children are now living with a relative after authorities found their mother lying in a roadway, allegedly due to her level of intoxication; a man inside their home lying in vomit; and the home itself in deplorable conditions, according to the Northwest Herald. After

PATCH - 2018-06-21 19:14:50

Des Plaines River Inches Toward Flood Stage | Journal & Topics Media Group

Des Plaines River flooding occurs on Campground Road just south of Miner Street and the Union Pacific Railroad bridge in Des Plaines, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Tom Wessell/Journal photo)

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2018-06-21 15:10:12

Judge OKs demolition of abandoned Elgin bowling alley once envisioned as church

A vacant, decrepit bowling alley on Elgin's southeast side that once was proposed for use as a church is one step closer to meeting the wrecking ball.A Kane County judge this month gave the go-ahead for the city to demolish the 67,000-square-foot building after officials from the Glorious Life Worsh

DAILY HERALD - 2018-06-21 16:15:00

Now Health Group Inc. Recalls Select Now Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella, an organism which can cause ser

CLAYCOUNTYPROGRESS.COM - 2018-06-21 17:29:34

Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Rapper XXXTentacion

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Broward County in connection with the fatal shooting of popular rapper XXXTentacion outside a Deerfield Beach, Florida, business earlier this week, authorities said.

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-06-21 13:00:21

12 Arrested For Drug, Firearms Trafficking In Elgin

ELGIN, IL – Authorities arrested 12 people in recent weeks following an investigation into mid-level drug and firearms trafficking that had been occurring in the city, police said Tuesday. The Elgin Police Department's special investigations division launched the investigation in late 2017. Since th


Third Man Sentenced In 2014 Bensenville Murder

BENSENVILLE, IL — A Chicago man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison after the murder of a Bensenville tobacco store owner in 2014, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. Stephan Russell, 25, was sentenced for the murder and attempted robbery of Hussein Saghir.

PATCH - 2018-06-20 20:51:31

Man tries to lure 16-year-old girl to car in Mount Prospect

The girl was walking just before 9 a.m. in the 300 block of North William Street when a gray, four-door car pulled into a driveway in front of her, according to a statement from Mount Prospect police. The driver rolled down the window and told her to get into the car.

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-06-20 15:00:20

Palatine woman arrested on drug charge

A Palatine woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after officers executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Palatine home where they recovered more than four pounds of hallucinogenic drugs.Cook County Judge Marc Martin ordered Bozena Meyers, 42, held on a $

DAILY HERALD - 2018-06-20 21:38:00

Child Seat Safety Check Is Saturday In Crystal Lake

From Crystal Lake Police:In recognizing the month of June as Safety Month by the National Safety Council, the Crystal Lake Police Department in partnership with the Crystal Lake Walmart will host a free child safety seat inspection on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. This event will be in the parking lot

PATCH - 2018-06-20 23:16:48

Hilltop Elementary School, Elgin, Illinois - June 2018

Hilltop Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 46, and is located at 1855 Rohrson Road in Elgin, Illinois. There are currently 52 homes for sale ranging from $60,000 to $615,000.


Des Plaines Blotter: Unlocked Vehicles Targeted On City's North Side | Journal & Topics Media Group

Jacob G. Ellison, 27, of 110 Cooper Ln., Syracuse, NY, was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and traffic violations. He was stopped in the 1400 block of E. Oakton Street at 2:30 a.m. Friday, June 8.

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2018-06-20 18:05:24

Roselle Teacher Who Had Sex With Minor Headed To Prison

Jared Wissmiller, 28, of Downers Grove, plead guilty to a felony sexual assault charge after turning himself in to authorities last May. He remained in custody until a Du Page County judge sentenced him Thursday.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-06-20 15:44:56

Woman Critical After Car Sinks In Lake In The Hills Pond

LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL — A woman is in critical condition and another was also hospitalized after a car went into a retention pond in Lake in the Hills Monday evening. Sun-Times reported authorities were called to a report of a submerged vehicle just before 6 p.m. in the 3900 block of Willow View Dri


With residents frustrated, Pingree Grove decides to pave Elgin road

After years of complaints from residents, the village of Pingree Grove decided to spend about $94,000 to pave a gravel, bumpy road that belongs to the city of Elgin.The westernmost portion of Highland Avenue from Damisch to Reinking roads belongs to Elgin, but the people who complain about it are re


Palatine's White House Inn Closing After 85 Years

PALATINE, IL — When the White House Inn opened in Palatine, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, the Golden Gate Bridge was still under construction, and most importantly, Prohibition had just ended. Now, it appears the popular Palatine pub will be closing its doors later this month after 85 years i

PATCH - 2018-06-20 08:13:55

Police Conduct Roadside Safety Check This Weekend

CRYSTAL LAKE-CARY, IL -From the McHenry County Sheriff's Office:The McHenry County Sheriff's Office announced today that they will be conducting a joint Roadside Safety Check with the Illinois State Police in Richmond during the weekend of June 22nd, 2018. The use of Roadside Safety Checks combines