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  • Ex-banker gets prison for raiding garages of Lincoln Park neighbors

    Ex-banker gets prison for raiding garages of Lincoln Park neighbors
    A prolific burglar who then unleashed online attacks against victims who contacted authorities, damaging their reputations or businesses, was sentenced to 8 years in prison Tuesday after tearfully apologizing to a judge.  Cook County prosecutors...
  • Man ties up, beats woman he met on Craigslist, police say

    Man ties up, beats woman he met on Craigslist, police say
    A man with an extensive history of prior arrests tied up and beat a woman that he met in the "casual encounters" section of the popular Craigslist website, and then stole her car, police said. Julian Ryals, 38, of Sunrise, first had consensual sex...
  • Grand jury charges drug addict in 2011 Easton homicide

    Grand jury charges drug addict in 2011 Easton homicide
    Beth Marsteller told her cellmate in Northampton County Prison she was worried that a bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal would connect her to the 2011 killing of an Easton man, authorities said Tuesday. Turns out it wasn't the bowl of cereal that...
  • Man had plans to steal, pawn grandma's gun, deputies say

    Man had plans to steal, pawn grandma's gun, deputies say
    A man was arrested for grand theft after he devised a plan to steal and pawn his grandmother's gun and was foiled by his brother, according to an arrest report. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said they got a call Sunday from a Loxahatchee woman...
  • Judge temporarily halts release of Pasadena police shooting report

    Judge temporarily halts release of Pasadena police shooting report
    A judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday that prohibits Pasadena officials from releasing the results of an independent consultant’s investigation into the 2012 fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Los Angeles County...
  • Woman accused of embezzling $400K from Pines business

    Woman accused of embezzling $400K from Pines business
    A Fort Lauderdale woman is facing a grand theft charge in a $400,000 embezzlement case, Pembroke Pines police said. Isabella Maria Palacios, 30, is accused of writing 119 checks to herself between October 2012 and October 2013 when she worked as an...
  • Chicago man guilty in fatal stabbing of Indian Head Park girl

    Chicago man guilty in fatal stabbing of Indian Head Park girl
    A Chicago man was found guilty Monday of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after she surprised him as he burglarized her family's west suburban home. John Wilson Jr., 41, was charged with murder, armed robbery and home...
  • Alleged pimp on trial for kidnapping, beating prostitute

    Alleged pimp on trial for kidnapping, beating prostitute
    When the woman he had been pimping out had the nerve to flee his control, federal prosecutors say Shaun McKinley ambushed her, kidnapped her and beat her up. Then, authorities said, he calmly stopped to buy a cigar at a Hollywood gas station, leaving her...
  • Blotter: Threats from a former employee in Buffalo Grove

    Blotter: Threats from a former employee in Buffalo Grove
    The following items were taken from Buffalo Grove police reports: An ex-employee made threats against the company and manager after he was fired from work in the 900 block of East Deerfield Parkway on Sept. 12. A credit card was stolen from the 200...
  • Oak Brook Police release photos of Louis Vuitton heist

    Oak Brook Police release photos of Louis Vuitton heist
    Oak Brook Police released photos Thursday of a smash-and-grab robbery of a Louis Vuitton store at Oakbrook Center mall.  Thieves made off with $120,000 in merchandise earlier this month after crashing a van through a door of the store in the outdoor...
  • Sentencing date set for woman who stole $11,000 from Wheaton North booster club

    Sentencing date set for woman who stole $11,000 from Wheaton North booster club
    The former head of the Wheaton North High School booster club will learn later this month what her punishment will be for stealing $11,000 from the organization. After hearing prosecutors argue for jail time for Dorothy Horky, and her attorney ask for...