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Man charged in Elgin crash that killed 2
A Glendale Heights man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed two people early Wednesday in northwest suburban Elgin. Adrian Velasco, 21, was charged with reckless homicide, multiple counts aggravated driving under the influence and various traffic offenses, according to Elgin polic
Northbound Lanes of I-55 Closed Near Route 30: Cops
All northbound lanes of I-55 were closed Thursday due to a rollover crash near Route 30, state police said. State police said someone was ejected from a car involved in a crash about one mile south of Route 30 sometime after 5 p.m.
Elgin residents who died in crash identified
Two Elgin residents who died in a car crash were identified Thursday afternoon by the Kane County coroner's office. Omar Pizano Zavala, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that happened about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday in Elgin, and Norieli Villagomez, 26, died a few hours later after being t
Former northern Illinois police chief with eavesdropping, misconduct
ELGIN, Ill. (WTVO) - 51-year-old Kimberly Everhart, the former police chief of Hinckley, was arrested and charged with illegally recording a conversation with Hinckley Village President Nancy Nelson in 2017.
Illinois Supreme Court rules residents can carry Tasers and stun guns
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois Supreme Court said the arrests of two residents carrying stun guns or Tasers in a vehicle or in public were unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision filed Thursday, the court upheld a decision from DuPage County Circuit Court finding such a ban of the weapons
Bartlett garage fire causes minor injury, leaves home uninhabitable
A resident suffered minor burn and a Bartlett house was left uninhabitable by a fire in an attached three-car garage on Wednesday afternoon. The Bartlett Fire Protection District received the call to the 1800 block of Burton Drive at 1:50 p.m., arrived at 1:55 p.m. and declared the fire under contro
Police reports: Bus broken into, backpack stolen after driver leaves to use store restroom in Northlake
The following items were taken from Franklin Park and Northlake police department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Someone pried open the door of a Pace bus parked in the lot at Walmart, 137 W. North Ave., on March 19 and stole a backpack while the driver
Schaumburg sees praise, areas for improvement in survey results
Schaumburg officials are reviewing the results of the village's recent National Citizen Survey, focusing both on areas where residents have noted room for improvement and those in which Schaumburg is excelling based on nationwide comparisons.
Former Kaneland High School Student Arrested for Allegedly Trespassing on School Property
An Elburn woman who is a former Kaneland High School student was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Property following an incident at the high school in Maple Park on Monday. According to the Kane County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the school on Keslinger Rd. at around 9:00 a.m.
CVS to start selling cannabis-based products in eight states, Illinois included
(NBC) — CVS has started selling cannabis-based products in eight states. The drugstore chain has partnered with cannabis manufacturers to carry a line of topical products infused with CBD.
Illinois Judge says he's never seen a criminal as old this 82-year-old man
BENTON, Ill. (AP) - An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail. Federal Judge Phil Gilbert told Arthur Bays that he's never seen a criminal as old as him. He says he struggled with a sentence Thursday.
Second lawsuit filed against Illinois State Police after Aurora shooting
ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) — A second lawsuit was filed against the Illinois State Police. The lawsuit was filed because a convicted felon was issued a firearm before killing five people in Aurora, Ill.
2 charged in child abuse death of 2-year-old Illinois boy
CHICAGO (AP) -- A woman and a young man from Chicago have been charged in the child abuse death of the woman's 2-year-old son, who had sores and bruises on his body. Police responded Monday to an EMS call at a South Side home and Ja'hir Gibbons was pronounced dead at a hospital.
'I hope you recover and I hope you live,' victim's mother tells Cary man sentenced to prison for drug delivery
A Cary man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to delivering the Xanax that police say later killed his 19-year-old girlfriend at the time, Rachel Ramirez.
South Side Ald. Willie Cochran Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud Charge
CHICAGO (CBS)— South Side Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of wire fraud for misusing his campaign funds for gambling and other personal expenses, including tuition for his daughter.
Man hurt in fire at Palatine metal plating facility
A man was injured when an industrial building caught fire Wednesday night in northwest suburban Palatine. At 10:47 p.m., firefighters responded to an activated fire alarm at the Arlington Plating Company in the 600 block of South Vermont Street, according to a statement from the Palatine Fire Depart
Police seize 10 dogs, charge brothers after narcotics investigation leads to raid in Vernon Hills
A Vernon Hills man faces charges related to distributing marijuana while his brother has been charged with neglecting dogs following a recent home raid, police said. Prompted by an ongoing narcotics investigation by Mundelein police, a task force also involving Vernon Hills police and the Northern I
Body found in Lake Michigan identified as missing Maywood man
A body pulled from Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon near Grant Park has been identified as a man who has been missing since January from west suburban Maywood. Family members and the Cook County medical examiner’s office have identified him as 25-year-old Christopher S. Guadarrama.
Prosecutors told to respond by April to allegations of errors in drug case against ex-suburban cop who wants conviction vacated
Prosecutors have an April deadline to respond to allegations of errors in the case of a former Schaumburg police officer who pleaded guilty to involvement in a drug ring but is seeking to have his conviction vacated and charges against him dismissed.
Two dead after crash in Elgin
Two people died and two others were injured in a crash early this morning in Elgin, police said. The crash happened at about 1:40 a.m., when a 2018 Nissan Altima was waiting to exit a business at Summit Street and Dundee Avenue in Elgin, officials said in a Facebook post.