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3 charged with murder in connection to man found dead outside West Chicago home

Juan Calderon, 21, of Aurora, Emilio Guillen, 27, of Rockford and Fredi Bautista, 26, of West Chicago, were charged with first degree murder for the death of Alexander Nicolas, 26.

WGNTV.COM - 2018-11-16 00:39:47

Schaumburg Village facing tough decisions

As recently as a decade ago, the village had no property tax levy to speak of, instead financing its operations through local sales tax revenue. Trustees moved to officially impose the first such tax in the village in November of 2009.

PRAIRIESTATEWIRE.COM - 2018-11-15 00:00:00

Police: Driver Who Crashed Into Station Topped 100 MPH | Journal & Topics Media Group

Crash scene in front of police station on Sigwalt Street, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Arlington Heights Police Dept. photo)

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2018-11-15 21:28:01

Homicide invesitgation underway in West Chicago

West Chicago police, with the assistance of the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force and the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, launched a death investigation Friday in the 600-block of East Forest Avenue.

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-11-14 17:10:44

Trio charged with killing West Chicago man in gang dispute

Investigators learned that Nicolas had been near his vehicle at 11:19 p.m. on Nov. 8 when he was approached by 21-year-old Juan Calderon, 27-year-old Emilio Guillen and 26-year-old Fredi Bautista, prosecutors said. The trio attacked Nicolas and eventually Guillen gave the order to shoot him.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-11-15 14:02:49

Air Force vet's spirit of service takes many forms in Schaumburg

Since his time as a Vietnam-era Air Force staff sergeant from 1968 to 1975, he's led both the Schaumburg Athletic Association and Schaumburg Jaycees. And for more than three decades, he's been an instructor and certifier for Illinois' 6,000 youth soccer referees each year.

DAILY HERALD - 2018-11-15 00:00:00

Palatine school district to hire armed retired police for clerical roles

The district serves about 12,800 students in Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, South Barrington, Arlington Heights and Schaumburg.

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-11-15 18:51:03

40 dogs rescued from Texas kill shelter in need of homes

The dogs, dubbed the "Texas 40,"are part of a larger group of 800 dogs from Palm Valley Animal Center in Edinburg, Texas, a shelter working to reduce its nearly 70 percent kill rate. Wright-Way, a no-kill shelter, has partnered with Best Friends Animal Society to transport the dogs across the countr

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-11-16 00:53:56

Pair Of Equipment Purchases To Cost Village $411,000 | Journal & Topics Media Group

The first was $264,165 to replace a 24-year-old Caterpillar Track Loader that has outlived it initial expected useful life by six years. The Public Works department uses the machine daily to organize and load asphalt, concrete, soil, and spoil stockpiles, according to the village. The existing track

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2018-11-16 06:00:44

Suburban school district plans to hire retired cops as armed office workers

CHICAGO - A northwest suburban school district says it plans to hire retired police officers as armed office workers, granting them permission to carry weapons on school campuses so they could take action in the event of a school shooting. School officials, parents and students have all been searchi

WGNTV.COM - 2018-11-16 00:04:59

Homicide Ruled In West Chicago Death: Coroner

WEST CHICAGO, IL --- A West Chicago death that has been under investigation for nearly a week has been ruled a homicide, according to the DuPage County Coroner's Office. The victim, who was identified as Alexander Nicolas, 26, of West Chicago, was found deceased Friday morning, according to authorit

PATCH - 2018-11-14 16:59:04

3 Charged In Fatal West Chicago Shooting: Cops

WEST CHICAGO, IL --- Nearly a week after 26-year-old Alexander Nicolas was found murdered outside a West Chicago home, charges have been filed against three men who were allegedly involved in his homicide. Juan Calderon, 21, of Aurora, Emilio Guillen, 27, of Rockford, and Fredi Bautista, 26, of West

PATCH - 2018-11-15 19:56:23

Glenbard East High School student charged after threatening Snapchat video

LOMBARD, Ill. - A student at Glenbard East High School is now charged with two counts of a false report after posting a threatening video on social media directed at his school. A DuPage County judge ordered the student remain on home detention and was released to the custody of his parents. The Sna

WGNTV.COM - 2018-11-14 15:27:43

Man charged with pistol-whipping 2 people in Elgin

Joshua Bibbins, 41, of St. Charles, was charged with three felonies, including armed violence, armed battery and being an armed habitual criminal, according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-11-14 18:36:02

Rosemont Waterfall Drained For Season | Journal & Topics Media Group

The picturesque waterfall at Rosemont’s Monument Park, located at Higgins and River roads, has dried up for the season.

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2018-11-15 16:32:27

5 Open Houses In The Wheaton Area

WHEATON, IL — Looking at homes for sale on the internet can feel like a waste of time. Photos might not do a house justice, and they can sometimes make a run-down property appear more spacious and sparkling than it is in reality. That's why open houses are so handy: No more guesswork involved!

PATCH - 2018-11-15 16:04:26

Prairie Elementary School, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - Nov 2018

Prairie Elementary School is a 1-5 school in District 96, and is located at 1530 Brandywyn Lane in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. There are currently 34 homes for sale ranging from $218,000 to $1,599,000.


Coroner: Found body is the missing swimmer from Lake Michigan

At 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, the Highland Park Police and Fire Departments recovered the body of Lena Lemesh from Lake Michigan, according to the Highland Park Police Department.


Buffalo Grove Arrests 3 On Residential Burglary Charges | Journal & Topics Media Group

Pablo Martinez, 26, of the 10000 block of Chestnut Ave. in Franklin Park; Oscar Peralta, 22, previously of Chicago, and Jaime A. Jaime, 32, of the 3200 block of S. Central Ave. in Cicero, were arrested and charged each with one count of residential burglary.


5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs

Find out all about director Frank Capra's classic 1946 Christmas film "It's a Wonderful Life" in a new exhibit. "Hometown Holiday: It's a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst" continues through Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. Free. (630) 833-1457 orelmhursthistory.o