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  • Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells

    Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells
    A River Forest man allegedly obsessed over taxes and oil prices waged a “campaign of terror” by sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others, prosecutors...
  • Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes

    Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes
    Two west suburban men who authorities say illegally possessed stolen firearms have been indicted on federal gun charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago said Monday. Walter Freeman, 35, of Lisle, and Timothy Vana, 53, of Forest Park, are...
  • Prosecutors: Suburban caregiver wouldn't help elderly client off floor

     Prosecutors: Suburban caregiver wouldn't help elderly client off floor
    A concerned nurse who called an elderly Melrose Park man Thursday alerted police after his live-in caretaker answered the phone and said his client had fallen out of bed and that he wouldn’t help him up, prosecutors said. Joseph W. Whitehead, 37,...
  • Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison

    Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison
    Elderly bank robber Walter Unbehaun had just been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday when he had a request that raised eyebrows in the federal courtroom in Chicago. Unbehaun, a career criminal who told police he’d robbed a Niles bank last...
  • Suburban father, son charged with education fraud

    Suburban father, son charged with education fraud
    A father and son who run education companies based in suburban Niles defrauded more than $33 million in federal grants from school districts across the country by misrepresenting the tutoring services they purportedly provided to low-income students,...
  • Highland Park teen found guilty in fatal 'huffing' crash

    Highland Park teen found guilty in fatal 'huffing' crash
    Carly Rousso dropped her head down as a Lake County judge declared her guilty Thursday of aggravated drunken driving, exposing her to a potentially lengthy prison term for huffing a keyboard cleaner, losing consciousness and running over a family on a...
  • Developments continue in Highwood assistant fire chief case

    Developments continue in Highwood assistant fire chief case
    Highwood Assistant Fire Chief Ron Pieri's criminal trial begins in Lake County Circuit Court on Sept. 29, on diminished charges, while motions in the related civil case have been continuing. Pieri faces criminal charges on theft of services and property...
  • Judge schedules court hearing around Chief Keef's tour

    Judge schedules court hearing around Chief Keef's tour
    A judge has agreed to schedule a court hearing for rapper Chief Keef so it won't interfere with his tour schedule. Keef's attorney Leah Starkman made the request this morning at a Lake County court hearing dealing with the 18-year-old musician's March...
  • Judge upholds guilty ruling in 'huffing' crash

    Judge upholds guilty ruling in 'huffing' crash
    The judge who found a Highland Park woman guilty of aggravated DUI for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl won’t reverse his ruling, he announced today. Carly Rousso understood when she inhaled a cleaning product that the act would impair her...
  • U of C doctor accused of exposing himself to minors

    U of C doctor accused of exposing himself to minors
    Authorities today suspended the license of a prominent University of Chicago neurologist who was charged last week with public indecency and disorderly conduct. Jeffrey I. Frank, 53, of the first block of Kings Cross Drive in Lincolnshire, surrendered...
  • 911 tape, crash video played as 'huffing' trial gets underway

    911 tape, crash video played as 'huffing' trial gets underway
    The voice of a frantic woman, with screaming and chaos in the background, filled a Lake County courtroom on Tuesday as a tape of a 911 call was played. Then came the airing of a video that caught the moment that Carly Rousso, then 18, ran her Lexus onto...