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Scott Webb booking photo

Former Woodridge cop pleads guilty to stealing from charity

A former Woodridge police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing thousands of dollars from a charity event intended to benefit families of police officers killed … Read more ›

Surveillance photo of robber. (April 4, 2012)

Woodridge bank robbed

A bank inside a Jewel grocery was robbed this morning in west suburban Woodridge, authorities siad. A man wearing a holding a bandana over his … Read more ›

Maria Del Carmen Bustamante

Bail set at $1 million for woman accused of arson

Bail was set at $1 million Thursday for a Rosemont woman accused of setting a fire in a Woodridge apartment building, causing an estimated $25,000 … Read more ›

College of DuPage Police Chief Joe Mullin (Photo provided)

COD names new police chief

A former deputy chief of the College of DuPage police force has been selected to lead the department after the chief of the community college … 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 ›

Woodridge police searching for man impersonating officer

Daily Herald reports: Woodridge police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer and robbed a victim late Tuesday night. Kate Andris, public … Read more ›

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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 ›

Settlement announced over Countrywide loans

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan and federal officials today announced a $335 million national settlement with Bank of America stemming from former mortgage giant Countrywide … Read more ›

Police officer James Waites of the Mundelein Police Department checks the license of a potential drunk driver in 2009. ( Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / May 29, 2009 )

DUIs drop dramatically in Illinois, and study indicates drivers may drown sorrows at home

The latest numbers show a drastic reduction in drunken driving in Illinois. Between 2007 and 2010, drunken driving arrests fell 16 percent, and the number … Read more ›