| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:53 PM
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...
| May 10, 2014
| 3:12 PM
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,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:03 PM
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,...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:58 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:56 AM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:01 PM
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...