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Crime and police

Graffiti discovered at New Trier

The Wilmette Life reports: The Winnetka Police Department is investigating an ethnic slur that was written on the sidewalk adjacent to New Trier Township High … Read more ›

Cook County sheriff officer, son nabbed in federal sting

Pioneer Local reports: A Cook County sheriff’s officer and his son have been snared in a federal sting into contraband tobacco trafficking, authorities say. On … 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 ›

Son of former judge target of drug investigation

The 20-year-old son of a former Cook County judge was arrested Friday after members of the West Suburban Enhanced Drug/Gang Enforcement task force served a … 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 ›

911 tapes of Edens wrong-way driver arrested in Glencoe released

Illinois State Police have released the 911 tapes of callers reporting a wrong-way driver on the Edens Expressway. “I got goose pimples,” one caller said. … Read more ›

Report recommends consolidated police dispatch center

A plan to consolidate the police dispatch operations in Winnetka, Northfield and Kenilworth is gaining traction. While a central location wouldn’t provide an immediate financial … Read more ›

Prized bike stolen at Glencoe Grand Prix recovered

Pioneer Press reports: The $7,000 racing bicycle had been stolen, hidden away for a month, and finally sold for $3,250, according to police. Now all … Read more ›

Glencoe resident aids police in burglary arrest

Pioneer Press reports: The trespassing stranger may have been on his way to jail as soon as he said he didn’t have the right app. … Read more ›