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Woman gets community service sentence for pepper-spraying Metra conductor

A West Chicago woman has been sentenced to a month of community service for pepper-spraying a Metra conductor who asked to see her ticket. Read more … Read more ›

Three charged in West Chicago synthetic pot bust

Daily Herald reports: An undercover crackdown on synthetic marijuana led to the arrest of three men at two West Chicago gas stations, police said Friday. … Read more ›

John Spira was 45 when he disappeared from his office in West Chicago. (Photo courtesy Stephanie Spira McNeil.)

Timeline: Five years after John Spira’s mysterious disappearance, relatives still search for answers

It’s been five years since her brother disappeared, but Stephanie Spira McNeil is still searching for the answers that police have been unable to uncover. … Read more ›

Three Elmhurst residents among 12 arrested in Operation Love 2

Patch.com reports: Three Elmhurst residents were among 12 fathers arrested on Valentine’s Day after the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department conducted a sweep in search of … Read more ›

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich returns to his Chicago home after the first day of his sentencing hearing last December. (Chris Sweda)

Blagojevich to serve sentence in Colorado prison

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve his 14-year sentence at a federal prison in Colorado as he had sought, sources said Tuesday. Blagojevich, who is … Read more ›

Father of fatal crash victim jailed during Kane County court hearing

The father of a high school student killed in a drunken driving accident was briefly jailed today after a courtroom exchange with the judge involved … Read more ›

West Chicago man gets 26 years for gang shooting after festival

Daily Herald reports: A man convicted of shooting two rival gang members as he walked home from West Chicago’s Railroad Days festival was sentenced Wednesday … Read more ›

Man’s body found near West Chicago school

Daily Herald reports: The body of an adult man was found Tuesday morning along Bishop Street on the eastern edge of the West Chicago Middle … Read more ›

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From the community

DuPage Crime Stoppers Help Santa

Santa has contacted Chairman Tom Hanlock of the DuPage County Crime Stoppers to once again head up his Elf-brigade for all of DuPage County. While … Read more ›

Terry Bratcher (Police photo)

West Chicago man gets life for murdering 82-year-old lawyer

Terry Bratcher was alternately described Monday as a loving man who once built a doghouse for his nephew’s puppy and as the architect of a … Read more ›