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Bulldog Security Expands Highland Park Service Fleet

Bulldog Security Systems of Highland Park has added additional service people and vehicles to better serve its North Shore residential and commercial security customers. Bulldog … Read more ›

Woman admits trying to pass stolen check at Highwood bank

The Daily Herald reports: The second of two Chicago women accused of trying to cash a stolen check for $43,000 pleaded guilty to forgery Monday … Read more ›

Update: $750,000 bail for 2 teens in attack outside Congress Theater

Two boys, ages 15 and 16, were ordered held on $750,000 bail today as police searched for a third suspect in the brutal beating and … Read more ›

Blotter: Burglary, suspended license and vandalism

The following items were taken from Highland Park Police records on Feb. 16. Commercial burglary  A burglar stole a Caterpillar Bobcat construction machine from behind … 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 ›

On Wednesday in Waukegan, Rodney Fernandes and his wife, Lyemia, attend the funeral for her sister, Lyvita Gomes, who died after a hunger strike while in the Lake County Jail. ( Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune / February 1, 2012 )

Funeral is held for inmate who died after hunger strike in Lake County Jail

Hundreds of people turned out at funeral services Wednesday for Lyvita Gomes, a native of India who died after a hunger strike in Lake County … Read more ›

Lake County sting found just a few selling alcohol to minors

A countywide sting targeting stores and restaurants selling alcohol to underage customers in Lake County over the holidays found 12 violations. “Our desire is to … Read more ›

Services set for Lake County Jail hunger-strike victim

Funeral arrangements have been set for Lyvita Gomes, a Mumbai-area native who died in early January after going on a 15-day hunger strike in Lake … Read more ›

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 ›