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  • Woman guilty of trying to arrange her former boyfriend's murder: prosecutors

    Woman guilty of trying to arrange her former boyfriend's murder: prosecutors
    An Aurora woman was found guilty today of trying to arrange the murder of her former boyfriend, Kane County prosecutors said. A Kane County jury returned guilty verdicts against Maricela Arciga, 27, on two counts of solicitation of murder for hire....
  • Charity provides funeral for baby who died of starvation

    Charity provides funeral for baby who died of starvation
    The coffin gleamed white, measuring just a couple of feet. On top, a bouquet of ferns and pink roses cascaded down. Inside lay a baby, Mya Gianna Edwards, whom prosecutors allege was starved to death by her parents. Light streamed onto the coffin...
  • Man pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in crash that left 1 dead

    Man pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in crash that left 1 dead
    A 19-year-old Barrington Hills man pleads guilty in Cook County Circuit Court on Wednesday to charges that he was under the influence of drugs when he caused a crash that killed an Elgin man and seriously injured his fiancé last year. Karsten Eilersten,...
  • Murder trial opens in shooting death of boy, 5

    Murder trial opens in shooting death of boy, 5
    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...
  • Imprisoned father of 5-year-old slaying victim testifies at murder trial

    Imprisoned father of 5-year-old slaying victim testifies at murder trial
    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,...
  • Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say

    Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say
    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...
  • Elgin woman wages legal fight in cruelty case

    Elgin woman wages legal fight in cruelty case
    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...
  • Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors

    Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors
    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...
  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab
    A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day. Jesse...
  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center to get fitness hearing
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who managed to escape from custody earlier this month is due back in court next week for a fitness status hearing, a judge ordered Monday. Jesse Vega, 33, also identified in court records as Jesse Ortiz, was...
  • Porn production plummets in L.A.

    Porn production plummets in L.A.
    As the film community battles to keep Hollywood close to home, another local industry – adult entertainment -- is fleeing Los Angeles. The number of permits issued for adult productions has plummeted since November 2012, when voters approved a...