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Crime and police

Conant senior prank ends in arrest

Three students were arrested last week at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates —the result of  a senior prank, which was captured on video and … Read more ›

Sara Glashagel (Police photo/ May 10, 2012)

Teacher who changed grades now accused of forgery

A school teacher convicted of computer tampering for changing the grades of Antioch High School football players has been charged with forgery for allegedly defrauding … Read more ›

Man sentenced to 61 years for 2008 murder of his mother

Not swayed by a man’s statements that he did not intend to kill his mother when he bound and gagged her in the basement of … Read more ›

Wrong-way driver travels 10 miles down Interstate 90

A state maintenance vehicle stopped a wrong-way driver who careened almost 10 miles down Interstate 90 early Tuesday morning before coming to a stop in … Read more ›

Elk Grove Village man charged after spitting at police

The Daily Herald reports: An Elk Grove Village man was arrested and charged with aggravated battery Saturday after he spat at a police officer, authorities … 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 ›

Man uses iPhone to meet underage Elk Grove Village girl for sex, officials say

The Daily Herald reports: A 23-year-old man with developmental issues faces felony sexual assault charges after police say he used an application on his iPhone … 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 ›

Cops: Man stole gifts, tried to return them to store

A Schaumburg man is being charged with felony residential burglary after Elk Grove Village police said he stole gifts from a home and tried to … Read more ›