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Lake Zurich police: Drunken drivers charged following traffic stops

The following items were taken from Lake Zurich Police Department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Robert A. Sparr, 39, of the 900 block of Commonwealth Court in Barrington, was charged April 10 with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding fol


Former North Shore teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault, child pornography, is sentenced to 35 years

A Glenview man charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and possessing and disseminating child pornography pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 35 years in state prison Wednesday.


Four arrested in Port Elgin

Four people face criminal charges after they were arrested in the downtown area of Port Elgin on Tuesday. Saugeen Shores Police Service officers with the Criminal Investigations and Drug Unit and Uniform Patrol conducted the investigation that resulted in the arrests.


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2


Down to Business: Mutual love of animals led couple to buy South Elgin pet store 31 years ago

Business: Critters Pet Shop Inc. What does this business do? “We are a full line pet store featuring natural foods, all kinds of animals and fish, rescued pets of all species, and a big selection of supplies for all kinds of animals,” Caroline Janczak said.


Morton Grove police fly drone over rooftops of homes in search for evidence, motive in fatal January shooting

Morton Grove police recently were back at the scene of a fatal January shooting, looking for any evidence that may have been missed during earlier searches as the investigation into the death of 30-year-old Anthony Del Barrio continues on.


Township of Schaumburg’s Mental Health Committee Hosts 7th Mental Health Fair

The Township of Schaumburg's Mental Health Committee (MHC) will host Minds Matter, a mental health awareness fair, on May 7th, 2019 from 4-7 at One Illinois Boulevard, Hoffman Estates. The free fair will feature booths representing a wide variety of social service, mental health and wellness organiz


Gov. Pritzker signs legislation allowing more wind energy production in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Friday that hopes will put the state on a path to 100% clean and renewable energy. The newly signed legislation allows only counties and municipalities to establish standards for developing wind farms.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


One Southbound Lane Reopens After Fatal Edens Crash At Dempster

CHICAGO (CBS)--All but one of the southbound lanes of the Edens Expressway are closed at Dempster, in Skokie, following a fatal crash, police said. A car traveling on southbound I-94 Friday afternoon fatally struck the passenger of a semi-truck that had pulled over to the side of the highway and was


Police: Montgomery man charged with sexual assault

Giovanny Chairez, 22, 500 block of Oakland Street, Montgomery, was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, driving on a suspended license and other traffic violations at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday near Montgomery Road and Hill Avenue, Aurora police said.


Jaris McCullum, Former Glenbard East Student, Accused Of Sending Threatening Message To Current Student

Chicago (CBS) — A former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard has been accused of sending a threatening message to a current female student at the school. Jaris McCullum, 18, has been charged with one felony count of disorderly conduct and one felony count of harassment through electronic


Former Sherman Hospital campus up for auction in Elgin

The former Sherman Hospital campus north of downtown Elgin is up for auction, and the mayor and the local neighborhood group stress the importance of any buyer having a solid, well-researched plan.


Polish restaurant in Schaumburg opens under new name Opolska

Polish restaurant Opolska recently opened in the Weatherway Plaza Shopping Center on Roselle Road in Schaumburg, only sporting a different name than when village officials approved it 11 months ago.


Fresher and healthier student food on way to Barrington District 220

Barrington Area Unit District 220 students are expected to see better meals as a result of new food service companies hired for the 2019-20 academic season. District officials said the goal was to move away from prepared food in favor of fresher, healthier and higher quality offerings for students.


Northwest suburban leaders go missing at MLK remembrance

On Saturday, April 6, the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations sponsored the 51st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Commemoration Dinner in Schaumburg. On the dais were many prominent leaders on issues of diversity and racial equality. Robin Robinson performed the emc


State's Attorney Kim Foxx wants to join case to keep Westlake Hospital open longer

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx wants to join Melrose Park in its fight to keep Westlake Hospital open, at least a little longer. Foxx’s office filed motions in Cook County Circuit Court Friday to intervene in actions against Pipeline Health, the owner of Westlake. Her office asks the court to


No serious injuries in rollover on Elgin-O'Hare Expressway

Only minor injuries were reported Thursday morning after a two-vehicle collision left a minivan flipped on its roof along the westbound Elgin-O'Hare Expressway just west of Rohlwing Road near Itasca.


Illinois girl gets new heart at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

ST. LOUIS – While many Christians will observe Easter this Sunday, the Rovey family of Litchfield, Illinois will spend Easter St. Louis Children's Hospital. But it’s a day they will never forget, as they celebrate new life and new hope for their 10-year-old daughter, who needed a new heart.


South Barrington police: Carpentersville woman charged two counts possession of a controlled substance

The following items were taken from Barrington, South Barrington and Barrington Hills police reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Mathew J. Godawski, 33, of the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue, Fox River Grove, was charged April 4 with driving under the influence