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  • CTA video footage shows man accused of killing Kelli O'Laughlin on his way home

    BRIDGEVIEW – The head of security for the Chicago Transit Authority provided a video account of John Wilson Jr.'s movements after he left a Willow Spr ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Maya murder trial slated to start Monday

    ROMEOVILLE – Jurors will hear about the text messages and other relationships of Erick M. Maya, the man accused of killing his teenage girlfriend in h ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Romeoville father, son indicted for murder in baseball bat beating

    The case of a Romeoville father and son accused of beating a man to death with a baseball bat went through one indictment, two courtrooms and three ju ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Riverside Police Department investigating 2 robberies, asking for public's help

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department is investigating two reported street robberies; one in the 3000 block of South Harlem Avenue and one in th ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • John Wilson viewed on 7-Eleven security tape hours after Kelli O'Laughlin murder

    BRIDGEVIEW – John Wilson Jr. sat slouched in his chair as he watched security video footage of himself buying a can of beer at a Willow Springs 7-Elev ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Crystal Lake South High School can host football opener amid bleacher ruling

    WOODSTOCK – The Gators can play football tonight in Crystal Lake South's home opener though a judge determined that bleachers at the school must meet ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Belvidere man admits to role in attempted armed robbery near Marengo

    WOODSTOCK – A Belvidere man admitted to his role in an attempt to rob a Garden Prairie man that ended in an exchange of gunfire near Marengo.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles police reports

    • A house in the 43W900 block of Base Line Road, Sugar Grove Township, was reportedly burglarized between 7 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. A door ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Witnesses testify to spotting man accused of killing Kelli O'Laughlin

    BRIDGEVIEW – Defense attorney John Paul Carroll still wants to know, if his client John Wilson stabbed Kelli O'Laughlin to death and left her in a poo ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Police Reports for Villa Park

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Villa Park Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a cri ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Carol Stream woman charged in hit and run near West Chicago

    CAROL STREAM – A Carol Stream woman was charged Thursday after allegedly leaving the scene of a hit and run Wednesday night near West Chicago, accordi ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Kelli O'Laughlin's mom recalls haunting texts after daughter's murder

    BRIDGEVIEW – Brenda O'Laughlin told prosecutors that she found her 14-year-old daughter, Kelli, lying face down in a pool of blood when she walked int ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Opening statements begin: 'It would be the last day on Earth for Kelli O'Laughlin'

    BRIDGEVIEW – Day 2 of the John Wilson Jr. trial began with the jury being sworn in and then opening statements from prosecutors and defense attorneys ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Mayor Morley leads moment of silence for Elmhurst family in triple murder-suicide

    ELMHURST – The recent death of four members of an Elmhurst family took precedence at Tuesday's City Council meeting as Mayor Steve Morley began the me ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Kelli O'Laughlin's sister expresses confidence in attorneys as murder trial begins

    BRIDGEVIEW – A jury has been selected to determine the fate of a career criminal accused of killing 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin after she walked in o ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:09 pm
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