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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.
Carpentersville woman was selfless -- in life, and in death
The kindness, selflessness and unshakable faith that loved ones say Melissa Thielen embodied throughout her life are perhaps most exemplified in her death. The 37-year-old wife and mother from Carpentersville died Nov. 26 after an undetected brain aneurysm ruptured. Per Thielen's wishes, seven of he
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
Elgin residents want city, state to help stop 'booms'
Residents near Route 31 and Route 20 in Elgin say they have been hearing loud "booms" for several months and are asking the city and the state to help fix the problem. The noise might be due to semitrailer trucks driving over the Route 31 bridge over Route 20, or possibly the Route 20 bridge over th
Drugs seized in Port Elgin
A Kitchener man faces drug trafficking charges after police investigating an unrelated incident came into contact with him in a Port Elgin convenience store. At approximately 3:50 a.m. on Sunday, Saugeen Shores police came into contact with the man, who fled on foot from officers during an investiga
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
New sushi bar, Kubo Sushi And Saki Lounge, now open in Elgin
There's a brand-new sushi bar in town. The fresh addition, called Kubo Sushi and Saki Lounge, is located at 70 S. Grove Ave. This new spot, courtesy of Sushi Chef Kris Palermo and his sister Melodi--features a range of Japanese styles (ramen, udon and vegetarian), homemade sauces and a solid selecti
2 Dead In Palatine As Officer Involved Shooting Probe Continues
Two people are dead and two others — including a police officer — were hospitalized as an overnight death investigation continues near downtown Palatine. Police just before 2 a.m. responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a “murder” in the 300 block of N. Brockway Street. Responding officers were speaking
Police: Body found after officer fatally shoots driver attempting to run him over
PALATINE, Ill. -— (WGN) -- A Palatine officer responding to reports of a murder shot and killed a driver after he attempted to run him over early Sunday, officials say; police later discovered a woman's body in a nearby apartment.
Algonquin-Lake In The Hills: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market
ALGONQUIN-LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL — Looking for a new house nearby, but tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings again and again? With our weekly list of new houses in your area, you can stay on top of the scene.
Police responding to car crash find man with gunshot wound to head
Pleasant Prairie Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in a vehicle on Highway 50 Sunday afternoon. According to a statement from the police department, officers were called to a multi-vehicle crash on the 8800 block of Highway 50 at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found that a
No school Monday in Geneva as negotiations between teachers, school board continue
Contract negotiations between the Geneva Education Association and the District 304 school board continued late Sunday, but the district has already declared no school on Monday, the fifth day of a teachers strike.
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
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
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
BREAKING: Officer-Involved Shooting, Body Found in Palatine
CHICAGO (CBS)– The Palatine Police Department responded to a call stating a “murder” had occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived on the scene in the 300 block of N. Brockway St., a vehicle in a parking lot started to drive at a high speed and appeared to be intentionally targeting th
4 Teens Charged After Throwing Rocks at Windows in Bucktown
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 2100 block
Illinois county gains $10M detaining undocumented immigrants
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — A northwest Illinois county's decades-old deal with the federal government to detain immigrants living in the country illegally will bring in $10 million this year, according to records.
3 Algonquin Village Trustee Seats Up For Election
ALGONQUIN, IL – Election Packets for the 2019 Village of Algonquin Consolidated Election are available electronically on the village of Algonquin's website. Three trustee seats are up for election – each for a four-year term.
Suburban soccer coach charged with sexual assault
STREAMWOOD, Ill. — A suburban Chicago recreational soccer coach has been charged in the sexual assault of two women who played for him. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports 55-year-old Ruben Betancourth of Streamwood is charged with criminal sexual assault. He was ordered jailed Friday.