| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:52 PM
As he tearfully apologized in court Thursday to the woman he illegally arrested, fired Broward Sheriff's Detective Jeff Poole said his crime has changed his life, cost him his job, and damaged him and his family forever.
Just moments before he was...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Following the settlement of an unusual lawsuit against Mount Prospect, a 75-year-old pizzeria owner said he looks forward to continuing to run his restaurant into the foreseeable future.
Mount Prospect’s village board agreed this week to a $6.5...
| 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 7, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Mount Prospect has agreed to a $6.5 million settlement that will end an unusual lawsuit filed by a restaurant owner who sued the village using a federal law more commonly used to bust organized crime.
The Village Board on Tuesday night approved the...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A man who was 15 when he was accused of murder has been found guilty and now faces 20 years to life in prison.
Edwin Paniagua, now 19, was found guilty of heinous murder with wanton cruelty in the 2010 death of Jean Wattecamps of Mount Prospect. The...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:53 PM
The murder trial got underway Thursday for a man who was 15 when he was accused of tying up, robbing and beating an acquaintance in Mount Prospect.
But the attorney for Edwin Paniagua, now 19, argued that his client was “coerced, intimidated and...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:58 AM
A 26-year-old Des Plaines man previously convicted as a child sex offender is again accused of exposing himself to children, Cook County authorities said.
A Cook County judge set bond at $100,000 Wednesday for Austin Hamilton, who faces three felony ...