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  • The latest on surveillance shooting: Knife attack thwarted

    3:15 p.m. The FBI has released its complaint against David Wright, accusing him of conspiring with Usaama Rahim for a week "to engage in a violent attack.' The agency said Wednesday that it has evidence supporting charges of obstruction and conspiracy...
  • Man accused in one-punch murder was located by cops at nearby bar

    Man accused in one-punch murder was located by cops at nearby bar
    Shortly after he delivered what would prove to be a fatal punch to a bar patron in Palatine, police located Michael Platt sitting with his girlfriend in another bar in the same block. Platt was calm and cooperative as officers took him outside to be...
  • Probe of police death of boy, 12, now in prosecutors' hands

    The investigation into the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy holding a pellet gun by a white Cleveland patrolman was turned over Wednesday to a county prosecutor, who will ask a grand jury to determine if criminal charges should be filed against...
  • Two-car crash closes 176 in Mundelein

    Two-car crash closes 176 in Mundelein
    Police and fire crews worked to clear a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 176 and Route 60/83 Wednesday afternoon. Ben Yoder, Mundelein's interim deputy fire chief, said one person was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center for...
  • Police: 5 relatives arrested after teen beaten to abort baby

    A teenage girl who says she was raped and impregnated by a relative three years ago also was beaten by four other family members to induce an abortion, Dallas police said Wednesday. Four relatives were arrested Tuesday on charges of engaging in organized...
  • Jury acquits defendant of Easton armed robbery

    There was no gun, no threats and certainly no armed robbery. That night at the Easton home, there was merely a drug deal, like many before it. So insisted Christopher M. Noonan, a Palmer Township man on trial for allegedly robbing an acquaintance last...
  • Ex-fighter War Machine loses bid to get some charges tossed

    A jury will decide whether a former mixed martial artist named War Machine tried to kill his porn actress ex-girlfriend and her friend after letting himself in with a key and finding them sleeping at her Las Vegas home, a Nevada judge decided Wednesday....
  • AP News Guide to case against former Speaker Dennis Hastert

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will appear in federal court next week on charges that he evaded banking regulations as part of a plan to pay $3.5 million to a person to keep quiet about past misconduct. A person familiar with the allegations...
  • Drug-related motive of home invasion revealed in court

    Drug-related motive of home invasion revealed in court
    Details about the alleged drug-related motive behind a home invasion earlier this year in an unincorporated area between Gurnee and Waukegan were revealed in court Wednesday as a third defendant accepted a plea deal in the case. Jose Villegas, 27, of...
  • Law & Order: Chesterton man faces drunken driving charge

    Law & Order: Chesterton man faces drunken driving charge
    Chesterton man faces drunken driving charges A Chesterton man faces a felony charge and three misdemeanors for alleged drunken driving after a two-car accident Saturday night. According to Chesterton police, Douglas Lane, 55, of the 600 block of...
  • Prosecutor: Death of man who fired at officers was justified

    A central Arkansas prosecutor said the fatal shooting of a handcuffed man in the back of a sheriff's patrol car was justified, because the suspect had a concealed handgun that he fired at authorities. Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Graham...