| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 9, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Justin Bieber pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor vandalism for egging a former neighbor's home in Calabasas and was ordered to pay $80,900 in restitution.
Bieber, who did not appear in court, also was ordered to serve two years' probation,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:02 PM
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...