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Crime and police

Yard waste set on fire, and more

Batavia A purse containing a cell phone, credit cards and $50 was reported stolen from The Lodge on the Fox, 35 N. Water St., on … Read more ›

Bench Trial Date Set for Teen Accused of Death Threat to GHS Dean

Patch.com reports: Daniel Diomedes is accused of making the threat as part of an e-mail to an acquaintance in 2011. He attempted to have his … Read more ›

Booking photo of Gary J. Reschke (Geneva police)

One-time Addison employee sentenced on child porn conviction

A Geneva man who had been a village planner in Addison for 12 years was sentenced today to 120 days in the Kane County jail … 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 ›

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 ›

Nicholas D. Seidel

Car theft leads to two arrests, charges in several crimes

Two men face charges relating to several crimes in different suburbs after they were found staying together in a St. Charles motel, police said Wednesday. … 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 ›

FBI investigators believe this man is reponsible for robbing an Elgin bank Tuesday, as well as three other area banks in December. The photo was taken from video during a Dec. 9 incident in Wheaton. (Provided by FBI)

Most recent bank robbery could be tied to others

FBI investigators are searching for a man who robbed Elgin State Bank Tuesday who may be connected with other recent bank robberies in the area. … Read more ›

Student on probation in DUI death faces resentencing

A college student on probation for killing his friend in a 2009 drunken driving crash faces resentencing after the friend’s grandmother alerted Kane County authorities … Read more ›