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  • Bails set for two in Wheeling gang shooting

    Bails set for two in Wheeling gang shooting
    A suburban man allegedly plotted to kill a teenager because he switched gang affiliations, but he wound up killing another man, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday. Jesus Sanchez, 18, and Collin Scheffler, 19, are charged with first-degree murder and...
  • Man accused of trying to bribe witness

    Man accused of trying to bribe witness
    A Lincolnwood man who is facing charges of illegally diverting gas and power to his pet food company was hit with more charges of trying to bribe a witness in the case, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday. Joel Sher, 56, allegedly offered $5,000 to a...
  • Woman dies after car collides with semi in Wheeling

    Woman dies after car collides with semi in Wheeling
    A woman in her 50s died in a car crash in Wheeling overnight, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The accident happened at Wheeling and Palatine roads about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to authorities. The woman was westbound on...
  • 7 years for Wheeling man in sex assault of girls, 9 and 11

    7 years for Wheeling man in sex assault of girls, 9 and 11
    A 26-year-old Wheeling man today was sentenced in Cook County Circuit Court to seven years in prison for sexually molesting two young girls in 2008. Carlos Luz-Flores, of the 300 block of Inland Drive, pleaded guilty in Rolling Meadows branch court to...
  • Wheeling police investigate shooting death of 23-year-old

    Wheeling police investigate shooting death of 23-year-old
    As police continued their investigation Thursday into the shooting death of a 23-year-old Wheeling man, officials said witnesses have given conflicting reports about the moment gunfire broke out as a crowd of neighbors gathered to enjoy the warm spring...
  • Wheeling man accused of child sex assault

    Wheeling man accused of child sex assault
    Bail was set at $250,000 today for a 64-year-old Wheeling man accused of performing sex acts with an 11-year-old boy. Charles Vallas of the 700 block of Elmwood Lane in Wheeling was charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony,...
  • Police: Cable TV service call used as cover for Wheeling home invasion

    Police: Cable TV service call used as cover for Wheeling home invasion
    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...
  • Police: Wheeling couple left toddler alone while stealing from cars

    Police: Wheeling couple left toddler alone while stealing from cars
    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...
  • Internet sales-tax dodge darkens the future of bricks-and-mortar businesses

     
    "It's trickle-down bad," says suburban lighting gallery owner Glen Kaplan, describing the 15 to 20 percent drop in his business that he attributes to the increasing numbers of consumers who avoid paying sales taxes by shopping online. "The village loses.....
  • Simon-less 'American Idol' is too soft and mostly clueless

     
    After just the third show of the season, my disillusionment with the 10th season of “American Idol” continues to grow, as my fears that a Simon Cowell-less panel not only would be too soft on contestants, but would let through......
  • Video: Chatting with 'American Idol' finalist Haley Reinhart

     
    After Thursday night's show, Pop & Hiss caught up with the 13 chosen "American Idol" finalists, who were immediately (and we mean immediately) thrust into the spotlight of flashing lights and eager reporters looking for a sound bite from America's......