| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:04 PM
A judge ordered an Elgin woman today to forfeit more than two dozen horses seized last month by the Kane County animal control department, prosecutors said.
Stacy Fiebelkorn, who is facing misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty, failed to post a court-...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:02 PM
A man accused of opening fire on a car carrying a family, killing a 5-year-old boy, had been aiming at the boy’s father, prosecutors said today during the opening of the defendant’s murder trial.
But defense attorneys for accused gunman...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Two Elgin street gang members who authorities said were locked in a deadly feud met in a Cook County courtroom today as one of them stood trial on charges he murdered the other’s 5-year-old son in 2011.
Eric Galarza, 33, father of the dead child,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
RICHMOND — The jury is set in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and opening arguments are expected Tuesday.
The couple left the courthouse separately after a full day spent winnowing a field of 150 potential jurors to a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:33 PM
An Elgin man and his two sons are among four people charged with heroin trafficking following an investigation involving local and federal law enforcement agencies, DuPage prosecutors said Friday.
Luis Hernandez, 47, of the 200 block of Comstock Drive...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:25 PM
RICHMOND — The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is nothing short of a Virginia spectacle.
Here are some tidbits from the first week of testimony that didn't make it into our coverage, or that got glossed over more quickly than deserved.
| Jul 9, 2014
An Elgin woman who had a menagerie of goats, horses and other creatures seized wants Kane County to turn over records related to the resignation of the county official who oversaw the process.
The attorney for Stacy Fiebelkorn said that the documents...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:41 AM
An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who police said escaped from a state vehicle and was captured after a massive manhunt Wednesday told a judge today that he hears voices and needs help, according to Kane County prosecutors.
Jesse Vega, 33, made the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:45 PM
It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
RICHMOND – Every day during the ongoing federal trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, more happens than can be included in daily reports. Here are a few of those items from the trial's second week.
Who did Jonnie R. Williams Sr....
| Jul 26, 2014
| 2:58 PM
RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell start the trial Monday that will dictate the rest of their lives.
Also on trial: Unsavory cash-fueled elements of politics, and Virginia's particular tradition of donor generosity toward the state's political...