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  • 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...
  • U.S. appeals court nullifies Okla. ban on gay marriage

    U.S. appeals court nullifies Okla. ban on gay marriage
    For the second time in less than two months, a federal appeals court panel in Denver has upheld same-sex marriage, giving gay couples another victory en route to a final decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the...
  • Former Va. governor corruption trial: Defense says Maureen McDonnell had a crush on gift giver

    Former Va. governor corruption trial: Defense says Maureen McDonnell had a crush on gift giver
    The ugly details of a marriage that was falling apart in the governor's mansion will get dragged in front a jury in the coming weeks as former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, fight federal corruption charges. Their marriage was so broken that a...
  • Williams testifies, says McDonnells were "a business relationship"

    Williams testifies, says McDonnells were "a business relationship"
    RICHMOND — The government's star witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell took the stand Wednesday, detailing a lavish shopping afternoon with the former first lady and telling a jury that he wrote checks for the couple because he needed the...
  • Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension

     Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension
    A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work. Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
  • Evanston man gets 10 years for killing man over a kiss

    Evanston man gets 10 years for killing man over a kiss
    An Evanston man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison in the 2011 beating death of another man who claimed to want to kiss him during a party they both attended, authorities said. Ricardo E. Munoz, 38, of the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue, pleaded...
  • Prosecutors: Driver in fatal Edens crash was drunk and racing at 100 mph

    Prosecutors: Driver in fatal Edens crash was drunk and racing at 100 mph
    A Lincolnwood man was drunk and had been racing another driver on the Edens Expressway at speeds above 100 mph before he rear-ended a car driven by a Minnesota man, killing him, prosecutors said. Jose L. Colon, 21, charged with murder, aggravated DUI...
  • McDonnell trial: Memory gaps appear in star witness' testimony

    McDonnell trial: Memory gaps appear in star witness' testimony
    RICHMOND – The government’s key witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell had trouble recalling specific conversations with federal investigators during his testimony Friday, as the defense picked away at his credibility. At one point,...
  • Suspect in '92 slaying of Niles West student held in Los Angeles

    Suspect in '92 slaying of Niles West student held in Los Angeles
    Investigators long suspected Robert Rocco Serritella in the 1992 strangulation of Skokie teenager David Chereck, but they said they never had enough evidence to prove he did it — until now. Authorities arrested Serritella, 71, at his home in Los...
  • Former school security chief gets probation in equipment thefts

    Former school security chief gets probation in equipment thefts
    The former head of school security at Niles North High School in Skokie has been sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay court fee and fines of $609 after he pleaded guilty to stealing electronic equipment from the school and selling it on...