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Teen charged for setting off firecracker in school

A 16-year-old Park Ridge boy has been charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly set off a firecracker inside Maine East High School, authorities said. … Read more ›

Jeffrey Tackes, 30, of Bensenville, was arrested in February and charged with sexual exploitation of a child. The former cheer coach and math teacher at Niles North High School in Skokie is accused of coercing two cheerleaders on his squad to play strip poker. After his arrest, more girls came forward with accusations, prosecutors said. (HANDOUT / February 14, 2012)

More girls accuse ex-cheer coach of inappropriate behavior

A former north suburban cheerleading coach charged with sexual exploitation of a child will have more stringent bond conditions in the wake of other girls … Read more ›

Cops: Woman charged with 2 hit and runs, DUI

A 26-year-old Chicago woman was charged with driving under the influence after she was involved in two hit-and-runs within minutes of each other in Niles … Read more ›

Deputy Chief Philip Perlini of the Glenview Police Department talks to reporters Wednesday afternoon after police arrested a Niles man in connection with an early morning fire at NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital. (Jeff Danna, Tribune reporter)

UPDATE: Police say Niles man started fire at NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital

Glenview police charged a Niles man with criminal property damage and disorderly conduct in connection with a small fire last week at NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital. … Read more ›

A police officer looks at a table of stolen items in Park Ridge. About 3,000 items — from watches to guns to furs — were recovered by Park Ridge police during a burglary bust. (Jennifer Delgado/Tribune)

3,000+ stolen items recovered in burglary bust

A burglary bust earlier this year led Park Ridge police to recover more than 3,000 stolen items, which they are now trying to return to … Read more ›

Cops: 3 men hid Des Plaines man’s death

Three men have been charged with concealment of a death after they allegedly dragged the body of a Des Plaines man from a bathroom into … Read more ›

Man robs Niles branch bank

A man in a ski mask robbed a bank branch at a Niles grocery store Sunday. The man, believed to be in his 20s, wore … Read more ›

Chicago IL: Indian American Medical Association Charitable Foundation Clinic welcomed dignitaries to their open house on Saturday, 18th of February at 2645 W Peterson Ave Chicago Il 60659 from 11:30 am to 1p.m. This afternoon was clearly a celebration of the two important Chicago philanthropist of Asian Indian origin. Mr Mafatbhai Patel of Patel Brothers and Mr. Narenbhai Patel of Medstar labs.
From the community

Free clinic run by IAMACF provides health care services to the needy

Free clinic run by IAMACF provides health care services to the needy Chicago IL: Indian American Medical Association Charitable Foundation Clinic welcomed dignitaries to their … Read more ›

From the community

Norwegian National League Offers Scholarships

The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of … 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 ›