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  • Sound of illegal fireworks incites panic at AMC Yorktown theater

    LOMBARD – An illegal fireworks display set off near a Lombard movie theater Saturday night is likely what caused temporary panic for some patrons who ...
    June 12, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Boyfriend guilty of attempted murder in 2011 Lombard stabbing

    LOMBARD – A Chicago man who repeatedly stabbed his former girlfriend with a steak knife in a Lombard condo unit in 2011 was found guilty last week of ...
    June 11, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Addison man charged after smoking crack while driving in Elmhurst: police

    ELMHURST – An Addison man was arrested last week when Elmhurst police allegedly saw him smoking crack cocaine while driving.
    June 11, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Defendant says cops used excessive force

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys from either side had different ways of describing the arrest of a Woodstock man during which he says he was beaten by officers, ...
    June 10, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Bicyclist fires shots at vehicle after collision: police

    VILLA PARK – A bicyclist fired five to six shots at a vehicle after the motorist struck the man at 7:40 p.m. June 1 at Division Street and Second Aven ...
    June 10, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Police: Women robbed in Bolingbrook hotel

    BOLINGBROOK – Two women told police they were robbed by two men in their hotel room Sunday night.Lt. ...
    June 10, 2014 - 8:59 am
  • Wheaton students charged with harassment after doctored images posted online

    WHEATON – Two students have been charged with eight various counts of harassment and obscenity after allegedly participating in the use of fake social ...
    June 9, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Downers Grove police search for armed robbery suspect

    DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove police are seeking a man suspected of robbing two women early Monday in McCollum Park.
    June 9, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Crystal Lake man gets probation for soliciting sex act

    WOODSTOCK – A 75-year-old Crystal Lake man admitted allegations that he propositioned a young boy for sex, and was ordered to complete a year of proba ...
    June 9, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police cite 48 during special enforcement

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Almost 50 citations for violations to the Illinois Vehicle Code were issued by the police department during its special enforcemen ...
    June 9, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Two Crystal Lake men charged with property defacement

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake men face multiple criminal charges Friday after police said they were responsible for defacing buildings, signs and du ...
    June 6, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Bond increased for Elgin man accused of rape at Woodstock motel

    WOODSTOCK – Bond was increased Friday for an Elgin man accused of raping a woman at a Woodstock motel, and who prosecutors also said had harassed fema ...
    June 6, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Homicide suspect Dibbern appears in court

    WOODSTOCK – The man accused of murdering an Island Lake woman was wheeled into rights court Friday morning, appearing to still be recovering from inju ...
    June 6, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • McHenry man charged in Island Lake murder

    WOODSTOCK – A parolee with a lengthy criminal record has been charged with the murder of an Island Lake woman.
    June 5, 2014 - 6:38 pm
  • Judge orders 4 years for child porn

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man arrested with a statewide initiative targeting those who download or trade child pornography was sentenced to prison earli ...
    June 5, 2014 - 4:15 pm
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