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  • Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement

    Pizzeria owner, 75, says he'll still work after $6.5 million settlement
    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...
  • Pizzeria owner wins millions in unusual lawsuit against village

    Pizzeria owner wins millions in unusual lawsuit against village
    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...
  • 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...
  • Mt. Prospect family claims racial harassment, intimidation

    Mt. Prospect family claims racial harassment, intimidation
    A Mount Prospect family has filed a lawsuit alleging that a neighbor repeatedly berated them with racial slurs and harassed and intimidated them because they are African-American. The suit by Iris Howe and her two children alleged the harassment began...
  • Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial

    Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial
    DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt — By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be...
  • 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 ...
  • Letters: Religion vs. women in U.S.

    Re “Religious rights case at high court could have a ripple effect,” March 24 The religious right wants to take us back to the good old days when women were denied access to birth control and contraception. The fundamentalists in all...
  • $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...