| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:48 PM
A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy has dropped a long-running lawsuit against the county in exchange for escaping a hefty court fine, officials said today.
Zane Seipler filed a federal suit in 2008 claiming he was wrongly terminated for...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:19 PM
After apologizing Friday for brutally attacking the mother of his young daughter and the woman’s then-boyfriend last year while they slept, nearly killing both of them, Jimmy Bell was sentenced to 38 years in prison.
"I wasn’t raised that...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A judge today abruptly declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman at a Crystal Lake nursing home where he worked.
Both sides had given their opening statements and the first witness had testified when the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:43 PM
A Miami jury convicted a second man Tuesday in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.
Jason Mitchell, 25, was found guilty of first-degree felony murder and armed burglary, according to the Associated Press.
Taylor, 24, a fan...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:13 PM
The man who viciously attacked his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend with a knife was sentenced to 38 years in prison today.
On Thursday, as pleas for help from a recorded 911 call filled a McHenry County courtroom, Kelly Krause could be heard...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Before her abuser was sentenced today to four years in prison, a young woman took the stand in a McHenry County courtroom and wept as she told the judge how her life had been altered at a young age.
The abuse "set my life on a wrong course and destroyed...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:56 PM
A man who told his girlfriend he planned to go to jail for her murder before stabbing her repeatedly with a steak knife was sentenced today to 22 years in prison, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Demetrice Tompkins, 49, of Chicago, was found...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:15 PM
A Chicago man who allegedly said he was “going to jail today” moments before he repeatedly stabbed his former girlfriend with a steak knife was found guilty Thursday of attempted murder.
Jurors in the DuPage County trial of Demetrice...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Lombard woman accused of stabbing her husband to death will be remanded to a state facility after being declared mentally unfit to stand trial, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Anka Miscevic was found unfit at a Thursday hearing before Judge...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:47 AM
In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
The change quietly went...