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Ditka son scores pretrial win in DUI case

Michael P. Ditka – one of two sons of the former Bears coach facing DUI charges out of Deerfield – scored a legal touchdown of … Read more ›

Update: SEC: Glenbrook school board member made more than $17M in illegal short selling

A Glenbrook District 225 board member is accused of making more than $17 million from illegal short selling Northbrook resident Jeffrey Wolfson, 58, a broker formerly … Read more ›

Wilmette Police Officer Stephen Leigh was honored Jan. 24 for his assistance last summer with a Northbrook Police Department investigation. (Wilmette Police Department photo)

Wilmette police officer honored by Northbrook

Northbrook police recently honored a Wilmette officer for his role in an investigation into a fatal car crash last summer. Northbrook Police Sgt. Dan Strickland … Read more ›

Tony White (Photo courtesy of Lake Zurich Police Department)

Arrest made in ruse burglary; some valuable items returned–but not beloved wedding ring

  Janet Riess has mixed feelings about the  recent arrest of a 37-year-old Chicago man  accused of stealing  jewelry and rare coin collection from her … Read more ›

Tribune analysis shows electroshock weapon use jumps among Chicago, suburban police departments

The traffic stop began peacefully three hours into New Year’s Day 2010, with the woman driving the SUV telling the officer that she hadn’t been … Read more ›

Cook County to close suburban courthouses on weekends

The Glenview Announcements reports: Get into trouble on the weekends in Cook County and no matter where you’re arrested — from Schaumburg to the city’s … Read more ›

UPDATE: Northbrook barricade situation ends as police find man dead of apparent gunshot wound

A barricade situation in Northbrook ended Wednesday night after police entered a home in the 2400 block of Partridge Lane and found a man dead … Read more ›

Three homes burglarized in Glencoe, adding to North Shore break-ins in recent weeks

Add Glencoe to the north suburban communities reporting an increase in residential burglaries over the holidays. Three homes in Cook County’s northernmost lakefront community have … Read more ›

Model pleads guilty to soliciting girl, 14, in Lincolnshire

The Lincolnshire Review reports: A Northbrook woman dodged prison time after admitting to taking inappropriate photos of a 14-year-old Glenview girl in Lincolnshire. For the … Read more ›

Northbrook couple charged with identity theft in Lincolnshire

The Daily Herald reports:  Two Northbrook residents face aggravated identity theft charges alleging they gained access to the bank account of an elderly woman and … Read more ›