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2 girls arrested after fight at Six Flags Great America
GURNEE, Ill. — Police arrested two girls Friday at Six Flags Great America in north suburban Gurnee.Police were called to the park after a group of more than 15 girls were involved in a fight, shouting and swearing at each other.The fight stemmed from an ongoing disagreement.According to the Chicag
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.
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.
Jury Duty Scam Reported In Lake County
GRAYSLAKE, IL -From the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois:On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the 19th Judicial Circuit Court's Jury Commission received notification of several occurrences where individuals had been contacted via telephone by a male identifying himself as a Lake County Deputy Sheriff.
Stolen Rental Car; Bong Found In BMW; DUI Arrest: LF/LB Blotter
LAKE FOREST, IL — The following information comes from the Lake Forest Police Department and court records as a record of those arrested by police. Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indication of guilt and criminal charges, which represent merely accusations by the state, are often dropp
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Police release surveillance images of Chicago Lawn sex abuse suspect
The suspect is described by police as an African-American man between 18 to 19 years old. He's about 5'7 to 5'9 with a short, black fade hairstyle. He was wearing a gray Chicago Blackhawks T-shirt, black sweatpants, black socks and slide-on sandals.
Police Break Up Large Disturbance at Six Flags
According to police, in-park officers took the girls into custody after they got into a fight on Friday evening. Other incidents also occurred during the melee, and police were forced to break up the large disturbance.
Chicago police shoot man on Southeast Side
When SWAT members entered the garage around 2am on Saturday, police say the man pointed a weapon at them. Officers opened-fire, and hit him in the stomach.
Governor Pardons School Board Member For Felony Theft In 1981
WAUKEGAN, IL — Gov. Bruce Rauner recently pardoned a District 60 school board member for stealing an air conditioner 37 years ago, the Lake County News-Sun reported. The head lawyer for the Illinois Prisoner Review Board confirmed that Jeff McBride was among five people whose petitions for pardons w
Woman found dead in Lawndale identified as missing 26-year-old
Shantieya Smith, 26, was last seen on May 25 in the 1600 block of South Central Park, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
Woman rear-ended, robbed at gunpoint in Waukegan
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (WLS) --A woman was robbed at gunpoint after her car was rear-ended in Waukegan Wednesday.Police said the woman was driving her white Nissan in the 1800 block of Belvidere Road at approximately 11 a.m. when she was rear-ended by a dark colored vehicle.The driver then got out of his ca
Judge Issues Stay; Blocks Assault Weapons Ban
A circuit court judge in Illinois hasissued a stayon a assault weapons ban that was scheduled to go into affect tomorrow in the Village of Deerfield:The Village of Deerfield, Illinois’ “assault weapons” ban that would have required residents to turn in or remove their scary black rifles from the tow
Drive Up Service Coming To Highland Park Target
HIGHLAND PARK, IL — Target intends to roll out its drive-up service to its Highland Park location. The City Council Monday approved a change in zoning to allow for an illuminated beacon indicating a new pickup area in the parking lot of the retailer's 2099 Skokie Valley Road location. Starting in Ju