| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:59 PM
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.
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:09 PM
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.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...