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Ex-Cop pleads guilty to misconduct, sentenced to probation

Patch.com reports: Former Clarendon Hills police officer Daniel Ryan pleaded guilty to felony official misconduct Friday and was sentenced to two years’ probation nearly 10 … Read more ›

College of DuPage Police Chief Joe Mullin (Photo provided)

COD names new police chief

A former deputy chief of the College of DuPage police force has been selected to lead the department after the chief of the community college … Read more ›

Metra: Woman killed when train hits vehicle near La Grange station

A woman in her 50s was killed when a Metra work train on the BNSF line struck a vehicle near the La Grange Stone Avenue … Read more ›

A driver uses a cellphone in Evanston in 2010. (Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune)

Ban on cell use while driving could go statewide

Drivers throughout Illinois would not be able to use hand-held cell phones when behind the wheel under a measure making its way through the Illinois … Read more ›

The former Clarendon Hills Police Station is being town down. TribLocal photo by Annemarie Mannion

Former police station is torn down in Clarendon Hills

A red brick building that had housed the Clarendon Hills Police Department for many years is coming down. A demolition crew was at the site … Read more › 1 comment

Athletic club personnel ‘work out’ happy ending to pattern of thefts

Staffers from the upscale East Bank Club in River North found it pays to be in shape after chasing down and apprehending a man who’d … Read more ›

State police point finger at prints analyst

The Illinois State Police said Friday that it had reassigned a fingerprint analyst and is reviewing a number of the analyst’s cases in Cook and … Read more ›

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If you are drinking on New Year’s Eve, watch your step

Most New Year’s Eve revelers know it’s dangerous to drink and drive, but now there’s new evidence that it’s also dangerous to drink and walk. … Read more ›

Settlement announced over Countrywide loans

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan and federal officials today announced a $335 million national settlement with Bank of America stemming from former mortgage giant Countrywide … Read more ›

Police officer James Waites of the Mundelein Police Department checks the license of a potential drunk driver in 2009. ( Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / May 29, 2009 )

DUIs drop dramatically in Illinois, and study indicates drivers may drown sorrows at home

The latest numbers show a drastic reduction in drunken driving in Illinois. Between 2007 and 2010, drunken driving arrests fell 16 percent, and the number … Read more ›