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  • Teen murder suspect convicted of killing suburban man

    Teen murder suspect convicted of killing suburban man
    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...
  • Trial begins for teen charged in killing of Mt. Prospect man

    Trial begins for teen charged in killing of Mt. Prospect man
    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...
  • Convicted sex offender charged with exposing himself to children

    Convicted sex offender charged with exposing himself to children
    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 ...
  • $500,000 bail for suspect in 1997 murder of girl, 14

    $500,000 bail for suspect in 1997 murder of girl, 14
    The Palatine man charged with killing 14-year-old runaway Amber Creek in 1997 sat impassively, head bowed and hands behind his back, as a prosecutor described the brutal nature of her death in a Racine County courtroom Wednesday. James P. Eaton, 36,...
  • Judge backs jailing of Amber Creek suspect

    Judge backs jailing of Amber Creek suspect
    A judge in Racine County, Wis., determined this morning that there is probable cause to hold James Eaton for trial in the killing of a 14-year old Palatine girl. During a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete...
  • Mr. T shows up for jury duty in Rolling Meadows

    Mr. T shows up for jury duty in Rolling Meadows
    Mr. T was a soldier of fortune who fought injustice on "The A-Team," but today he walked the halls of justice at Cook County’s Rolling Meadows courthouse.  The actor, who lives in Chicago, showed up for jury duty, and though he didn’t get...
  • Man charged in altercation outside Palatine bar

    Man charged in altercation outside Palatine bar
    A Palatine man is accused of punching another man and seriously injuring him during an altercation outside a local bar over the weekend. Michael Platt, 35, of the 200 block of West Wilson Street, was charged with aggravated battery causing great...
  • Suspect in killing runaway Amber Creek pleads not guilty

    Suspect in killing runaway Amber Creek pleads not guilty
    The Palatine man charged with killing 14-year-old runaway Amber Creek in 1997 pleaded not guilty to intentional homicide in a Wisconsin courtroom this morning, according to online court records. James Eaton, 36, could face a mandatory life sentence if...
  • Palatine man dies 10 days after altercation outside bar

    Palatine man dies 10 days after altercation outside bar
    A man who was seriously injured during an altercation outside a Palatine bar earlier this month has died, authorities said today. Ryan Flannigan, 26, of the 100 block of West Colfax Street in Palatine, was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m.at Advocate...
  • Mother helps end Wisconsin intoxication law

    Mother helps end Wisconsin intoxication law
    Plainfield resident Sherry Anicich sat stunned in a Wisconsin courtroom last summer as a jury failed to convict a man of strangling her 21-year-old pregnant daughter, a crime he admitted committing. Brian Cooper told authorities he killed and then...
  • Plainfield woman gets 52 years for former boyfriend's murder

    Plainfield woman gets 52 years for former boyfriend's murder
    A Will County judge today sentenced a Plainfield woman to 52 years in prison for the 2007 murder of her former boyfriend. A jury in March found Gabriela Escutia, 25, guilty of the shooting death of Javier Barrios near a Meijer store in Plainfield. She...