| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:21 AM
The number of reported cases of humans with West Nile Virus in Illinois increased over the past week from two to six, and all instances were found in Cook County, officials said today.
The Illinois Department of Public Health updates its records of human...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:31 AM
A 77-year-old Schaumburg man is accused of offering a 9-year-old girl money to allow him to perform a sex act with her at a park Sunday, police said.
A judge in the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows set bail at $50,000 this morning for Paul R....
| Apr 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
A Cook County Jail inmate locked up only five days ago jumped into a construction pit and was trapped as he and other inmates were escorted to kitchen duty this afternoon, a jail spokesman said.
The man, 40, was expected to be given a psychological...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:07 PM
A Hoffman Estates man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to sexually molesting and videotaping young boys at his home.
John Agresta, 45, of the 1800 block of Huntington Court, was convicted during a hearing in Cook...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:05 PM
A homeless man from Mount Prospect has been charged with luring a 12-year-old Springfield girl into sending him nude pictures of herself after they became friends earlier this year on Facebook, police said.
Jonathan Pascolini, 23, is charged with...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Authorities have charged two Elgin teenagers as adults in the June 7 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.
Elgin police gang-unit officers on Monday night arrested Ricky Moreno and Mario A. Williams, both 15, in connection with the death of Nestor A....
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:57 PM
An Elgin man involved in an Aug. 4 crash in Streamwood that killed a 66-year-old woman was charged in Cook County Circuit Court today with causing a fatal accident while under the influence of drugs.
Bond for Rafael Gonzalez, 37, of the 400 block of...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
An 88-year-old Arlington Heights woman reported missing Tuesday died today after police discovered her in her car in a Rolling Meadows ditch, authorities said.
Lillian Kauffman, of the 1200 block of West Sunset Dr. in Arlington Heights, was found about...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Authorities say two men used a cable television service call for cover as one of them forced his way into a woman’s Wheeling residence armed with a handgun in search of valuables.
Kevin Summers, 31, and Nicholas Puccio, 23, a Comcast sales...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:11 PM
A 22-month-old girl is in state custody after her parents left her alone while they were burglarizing cars in Wheeling, authorities said today.
Eric Harris, 21, and Emeline Vernillet, 22, of the 500 block of South Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling, were...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Chicago is engaged in a much-publicized debate over a proposal to ticket rather than arrest people busted with small amounts of marijuana, but in many suburbs, police have been doling out possession tickets for years under local ordinances.