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Graffiti discovered at New Trier

The Wilmette Life reports: The Winnetka Police Department is investigating an ethnic slur that was written on the sidewalk adjacent to New Trier Township High … Read more ›

Car burglaries keep Wilmette, Kenilworth police busy

The Wilmette Life reports: Residents in one north Wilmette neighborhood found their enjoyment of last week’s warm weather tempered by a rash of car burglaries. … Read more ›

Cook County sheriff officer, son nabbed in federal sting

Pioneer Local reports: A Cook County sheriff’s officer and his son have been snared in a federal sting into contraband tobacco trafficking, authorities say. On … 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 ›

Widow’s emotional outbursts in court lead to judge again setting alleged scammer free

For the second time in four months, Wilmette widow Marietta Egen had a chance to face in court the man she said stole her heart … Read more ›

Police: Stock trader pilfered colleague’s bank account

The Northwest Indiana Times reports: A former stock trader is wanted on theft charges after police said he stole nearly $50,000 from a friend’s bank … Read more ›

Thoughtful victim holds off on burglary report

The Wilmette Life reports: A Gregory Avenue resident interrupted three would-be burglars in an unexpected face-to-face meeting Jan. 16, when she discovered them trying to … Read more ›

Public comments sought on Wilmette Police Department

The Wilmette Life reports: The Wilmette Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to renew its accreditation. The purpose … Read more ›

Son of former judge target of drug investigation

The 20-year-old son of a former Cook County judge was arrested Friday after members of the West Suburban Enhanced Drug/Gang Enforcement task force served a … 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 ›