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Crime & Courts

  • Geneva police reports

    • Richard A. Kubica, 32 and Ameila L. Troutman, 53, whom police said were both homeless, were charged Monday, April 27, with criminal trespass to land ...
    May 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Accused Elburn police officer remains on paid leave – for now

    ELBURN – An Elburn police officer charged with 21 counts of sexual abuse remained on paid administrative leave Friday, Elburn Police Chief Steve Smith ...
    May 1, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • DuPage deputies investigating 'MacGyver bomb' at Indian Knoll school near West Chicago

    WEST CHICAGO – The DuPage County Sheriff's Office is investigating the explosion of a “MacGyver bomb” Friday at a West Chicago area school, according ...
    May 3, 2015 - 3:18 am
  • Friend testifies to relationship between murder suspect, victim

    JOLIET – Brian Trainauskas and Monica Timar bonded over pet birds, according to a mutual friend.“Mon ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Woodstock man charged with felony of recording minor in bathroom

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces felony charges of recording a minor in a bathroom, Woodstock police announced Friday.
    May 1, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Woodstock teen accused of sex with 8-year-old girl pleads not guilty

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock teen charged as an adult pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that he had sex with an 8-year-old girl.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Hearings begin over Drew Peterson's Bolingbrook pension

    BOLINGBROOK – Drew Peterson's monthly $6,000 pension could be taken away if board members believe he used his police training to kill his third wife.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Elmhurst police to conduct roadside safety checks in May

    ELMHURST – As a part of the Click It or Ticket and Drunk Driving Crackdown campaigns, the Elmhurst Police Department will be conducting roadside safet ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • West Chicago man sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual assault of 9-year-old relative

    WEST CHICAGO – A West Chicago man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old female relative in 2011, accordi ...
    April 30, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting: Scott Peters found guilty of attempted murder

    WOODSTOCK – Scott Peters sat motionless looking forward as a judge read his verdict in front of a packed courtroom.
    April 30, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff's statement on Holiday Hills shooting conviction

    McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim's statement on the Holiday Hills shooting after Scott Peters' conviction:
    April 30, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Glenbard East officials, Lombard police find rumored safety threat to be 'unsubstantiated'

    LOMBARD – Rumors of a violent incident to take place Friday at Glenbard East High School in Lombard have been found to be "unsubstantiated," and stude ...
    April 30, 2015 - 7:50 am
  • Former teacher pleads not guilty in sexual assault case

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – The former Fox Valley Career Center instructor accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor has pleaded not guilty, acc ...
    April 29, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting trial: Scott Peters' police interrogation played in court

    WOODSTOCK – The sound of gunfire rang out in the courtroom Wednesday afternoon as prosecutors played scanner traffic in the trial for a man accused of ...
    April 29, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Prairie Grove police issues alert after suspicious incident

    PRAIRIE GROVE – The Prairie Grove Police Department is recommending residents lock their doors after a suspicious incident off Wirth Trail.
    April 29, 2015 - 3:09 pm
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