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Accused Murderer Of Skokie Student Takes The Stand In Own Defense

SKOKIE, IL — A man accused of murder for setting up a deadly drug deal testified in his own defense Monday. Dzevad Avdic, 23, took the stand on the final day of testimony his trial for the murder of Max Gadau, 17, and the non-fatal shooting of another Niles North High School student.

PATCH - 2018-06-19 01:58:08

Arlington Heights Police Alert Public To Ransom Letter Scam | Journal & Topics Media Group

According to police, the letters, dated from Dec. 6, 2017 through June 1, 2018, have been mailed through the United States Postal Service and contain specific instructions on where to send money via a Bitcoin receiving address (public key).

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2018-06-18 14:50:30

2 gunshot reports in S. Evanston

Layton J. Jones, 25, of 2426 Church St., was arrested at 2400 Dempster St. at 10:02 p.m. Thursday and charged with domestic battery. He is due in court on June 27 at 9:30 a.m.

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2018-06-18 18:41:00

Police Search For Suspect In Fatal Hit-And-Run

CHICAGO (CBS) —Police are looking for a suspect they say is involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed a nine-year-old boy.Police released surveillance video showing a clip of a car that witnesses described hitting a 29-year-old mother and her two children before fleeing the scene.Surveillance v

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-06-18 18:15:38

Person in Custody After Man Found Dead Inside Home: CPD

About 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of West 40th Street and found a man in his 30s with blunt force trauma to his head, Chicago Police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-06-18 11:58:44

Armed Robber 'Stabs, Cuts At' Victim On CTA Platform In Oak Park

According to police, the woman approached the victim while she was waiting on the CTA platform. Police say the woman asked the woman for money. When the victim refused to comply, the suspect then allegedly used a "cutting instrument" to "stab and cut at" the woman.

PATCH - 2018-06-18 22:41:38

Bill Cosby Honorary Degree Revoked By Northwestern

EVANSTON, IL — Northwestern University trustees voted unanimously Monday to rescind an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby. The board had previously discussed withdrawing Cosby's degree but decided to hold off pending a guilty verdict, according to the university. The 80-year-old former comedian w

PATCH - 2018-06-19 02:59:07

Ex-New Trier Staffer Admits Stealing From School

SKOKIE, IL — A former New Trier High School staffer who admitted racking up more than $10,000 on school credit cards pleaded guilty to two felonies in exchange for a sentence of two years probation. Jeanine M. Brooks, 37, of Chicago, was arrested last February and charged with two counts of theft of

PATCH - 2018-06-18 22:40:07

Best Places to Eat in Chicago Area, According to Chicago Mag

Chicago Magazine has released its 50 Best Restaurants Dining Guide, and dubbed its "very best" the city has to offer. These are the top 10 restaurants to make the cut. See the full report

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-06-18 17:37:05

Chicago girl went to school on Friday, then vanished

Fowsia Ibrahim, 14, went to school on Friday but never came home. Her home is on West Howard Street in Rogers Park.

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-06-18 00:43:00

How Much Money Renters In DuPage County Need For Modest Apartment

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — The typical household in DuPage County must earn $22.69 an hour to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rate, according to a new report by affordable housing advocates. In the report, "Out of Reach," released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Illinois

PATCH - 2018-06-18 15:55:21

Western Springs July 4th Fireworks, Parades And More: 2018 Guide

WESTERN SPRINGS, IL — The 4th of July is quickly approaching, and that means fireworks, parades and other events will be hosted around the area. Although the village of Western Springs doesn't hold a fireworks show, many nearby towns have 4th of July events.

PATCH - 2018-06-18 17:49:05

Man Killed In Fiery Car Crash In Glendale Heights: Police

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash halted traffic between Glen Ellyn and Bloomindale Roads until nearly 8 a.m., police say, as investigative crews worked to reconstruct the accident.


2 Dead, 10 Wounded Friday in Chicago-Area Shootings

In the last nonfatal shooting Friday, two men were wounded in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 28-year-old was arguing with three other males about 10:50 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue, according to police. One of the males pulled out a gun and shot the man several tim


Fatal crash closes EB North Avenue in Glendale Heights

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) --A deadly overnight crash closed eastbound North Avenue in west suburban Glendale Heights during the busy Friday morning commute.One person died and another was seriously injured in the two-vehicle collision, which police said occurred just after 2:10 a.m. near North Av


Palatine July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

PALATINE, IL- July 4th is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue, stock up on sparklers, and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you this Independence Day. We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and


Man, 68, Found Dead in Ill. Field After 'Skydive Accident'

A 68-year-old man was found dead in a Lasalle County field Friday after a “skydive accident,” authorities said.Lasalle County sheriff deputies were dispatched to Skydive Chicago on E1969th Road in Ottawa about 4:51 p.m. The deputies found the man dead at the scene in the field adjacent to the skydiv


Towing Company Owner Tried To Kill Employee After Quitting: Cops

PARK RIDGE, IL — A towing company owner is accused of trying to kill an employee after he allegedly fired a gun at an employee Tuesday during an argument outside a Park Ridge shopping center, police said. Around 8:30 a.m., police got a call about a disturbance at a parking lot in the 2600 block of E


Woman Forged Pair Of Checks; Driver Drunk In 2-Car Crash: Blotter

NORTHBROOK, IL — The following information comes from the Northbrook Police Department as a record of incidents reported to the police and those arrested on criminal charges, which merely represent accusations by the state and are often dropped or reduced. Just because someone gets arrested does not


Endangered Amur leopard cubs born at Illinois zoo

Brookfield Zoo(BROOKFIELD, Ill.) -- Two endangered Amur leopard cubs have been born at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.The 8-week-old male cubs are "thriving," Amy Roberts, the Brookfield Zoo's senior curator of mammals, told ABC News.As they've grown, the cubs' caregivers have been able to tell them