| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Former state Rep. Keith Farnham pleaded not guilty today to federal charges he knowingly transported child pornography.
Farnham, 66, a Democrat from Elgin who faces a four-count indictment, appeared in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse to enter his plea before...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:26 PM
An Evanston man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison in the 2011 beating death of another man who claimed to want to kiss him during a party they both attended, authorities said.
Ricardo E. Munoz, 38, of the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue, pleaded...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:03 PM
A Lincolnwood man was drunk and had been racing another driver on the Edens Expressway at speeds above 100 mph before he rear-ended a car driven by a Minnesota man, killing him, prosecutors said.
Jose L. Colon, 21, charged with murder, aggravated DUI...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Investigators long suspected Robert Rocco Serritella in the 1992 strangulation of Skokie teenager David Chereck, but they said they never had enough evidence to prove he did it — until now.
Authorities arrested Serritella, 71, at his home in Los...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The former head of school security at Niles North High School in Skokie has been sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay court fee and fines of $609 after he pleaded guilty to stealing electronic equipment from the school and selling it on...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:22 PM
A man who was shot in the leg by Skokie police last year after authorities said he had threatened officers with a knife was sentenced to 24 months probation today.
P. Alan Luche Corro, 54, of Mount Prospect, was arrested last September and charged...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:01 PM
DuPage County authorities have charged seven people in an ongoing drug investigation that centered on a Naperville apartment complex.
The arrests capped a four-month investigation, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said today.
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:19 AM
A Volusia County teacher and former youth pastor accused of having thousands of child pornography images — including some he produced — made a brief appearance in Orlando federal court Thursday.
Matthew Graziotti, an elementary teacher at...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz had a personal stake in spending a recent Monday evening glimpsing ominous diary passages penned by a close confidant of Adolf Hitler.
"This is part of my family's narrative, and a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:10 PM
A physician who is charged with public indecency was ordered today to notify the court before he is allowed to check into any hotels.
Dr. Jeffrey Frank, of Lincolnshire, appeared at a brief Cook County court hearing today where the conditions of his...