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Rolling Meadows Police July 4th Crackdown

The Rolling Meadows Police Department today announced its plans for July 4th traffic enforcement, focusing on both drunk and unbuckled drivers. The intensified enforcement effort … Read more ›

Conant senior prank ends in arrest

Three students were arrested last week at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates —the result of  a senior prank, which was captured on video and … Read more ›

Two men charged with stealing lottery tickets, cash, from Rolling Meadows service station

Two Arlington Heights men beat up a sales clerk and stole two Instant Lottery dispensers from a Rolling Meadows service station, and later tried to … Read more ›

Rolling Meadows man charged with molesting girl

Bond for a 31-year-old Rolling Meadows man was set at $75,000 in Cook County Circuit Court on Wednesday after he was charged with sexually molesting … Read more ›

Update: Officer on leave after shooting, prisoner remains in critical condition

BY KATE THAYER AND GEORGE HOUDE/Chicago Tribune An Elgin police office remained on leave Monday as officials investigate the shooting of a prisoner who tried … Read more ›

Prisoner shot during escape attempt in Rolling Meadows

A prisoner was wounded this morning in an officer-involved shooting after an attempted escape from an Elgin police squad car on Illinois 53 in Rolling … Read more ›

Surveillance photo from Rolling Meadows bank robbery. (FBI / February 10, 2012)

Banks in Logan Square, Rolling Meadows robbed

Federal authorities are looking for two men wearing “paintball masks” and hoods who robbed a TCF Bank branch in Rolling Meadows shortly after noon, and … 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 ›


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 ›