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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Attorney: Woman's Tampon Removed Behind Church During Police Search; Suspect Tevin Ford: Chicago Police Conducted Illegal Strip Searches

Eight Chicago Police officers face a federal lawsuit for illegal strip searches near 9040 S. Laflin of suspects believed to have been selling drugs [...]

Robert Douglas was later shackled to the window bars of a nearby home, where officers pulled his pants down, bent him over and searched his buttocks [...]

Attorney Michael Oppenheimer: "This poor woman was forced to pull down her pants, pull down her underwear and remove a tampon from her after she proclaimed that she was menstruating. Officers made jeering comments about her body parts and how good she looked as she was forced to do this, as 5 police officers looked on" [...]

Carbon Monoxide Death, at Least 6 Sick from CO in Oak Brook Mansion on Oakbrook Hills Rd

Oak Brook firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:00 a.m. to a report of people sick in a house -- possibly from carbon monoxide illness. The Oak Brook Fire Department Battalion Chief immediately called for an EMS Box for extra ambulances [...]

Police vague on weather source of carbon monoxide was a water heater or specifically a indoor swimming pool heater ... the house was equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, but the monitors were not functioning at the time of the incident ... carbon monoxide levels were found as high as 1,000 parts per million [...]

Oak Brook police say Pei Yeh, 86, was the man that died at a large home in the 2900 block of Oakbrook Hills Road, Oak Brook, where eight other people were also sick with CO poisoning [...]

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mundelein Remembers Murder Victim, Dora Betancourt

Dora Betancourt -- a kind, bubbly girl who loved cheerleading and sports as a student at St. John Lutheran School in Libertyville [...]

Mom wasn't home when 14-year-old older half-sister stabbed her 11-year-old sister to death because she had been 'ungrateful' and shouted the reason for the attack with each blow [...]

Mundelein Moms raised more than $6,000 for the family of both girls as they prepared for the funeral next week [...]

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mundelein Girl, Age 14, Charged with Murder of Younger Sister

Asst. State's Atty. Claudia Kasten reports the suspect vocalized with each stab wound that the victim was not thankful for all that the suspect/older girl had done for the younger girl [...]

In a short timespan after the stabbing, the 14-year-old girl called 9-1-1 and told police that there was a Hispanic male intruder stabbing her little sister [...]

Victim had about 40 stab wounds, and older sister admitted attack when she was confronted that DNA from hair strands on the victim's hands would indicate the killer [...]

Local schools were locked down, but police provided no alerts with any details about the reasoning behind the lockdown for 11 hours after the murdered girl’s body was discovered at about 8:30 a.m. [...]

Police called to townhouse in the 1600 block of Woodhaven Court, Mundelein [MAP]

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Berwyn Art's Bike Shop Destroyed in Extra Alarm Fire on Cermak Rd

Interview with Art's Bike Shop owner Barry Kerstein; tenants upstairs escaped [...]

No injuries reported in fire that closed Cermak Rd between Austin and Ridgeland Ave [...]

Most of the roof collapsed on the apartment over Arts Bike Shop in Berwyn -- aerial video [...]

Fireground video from CAPTURED NEWS on NBC [...]


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Land Surveyor Finds Man Dead and Frozen on Windham Parkway, Bolingbrook/Romeoville

A man was found dead and frozen in the 1000 block of Windham Parkway, Bolingbrook Tuesday morning and pronounced dead at 9:35 AM [...]

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Amtrak Train Headed for Chicago Involved in Minor, Slow Speed Derailment in Wood River, Near St. Louis

Amtrak derailment while the train was switching tracks just before 8 a.m. Thursday, near Rudder Street in Wood River [...]

No injuries, train derailed at slow speed, and the engine and wheels on the front car lost contact with the track -- left St. Louis at 6:40 a.m. and was due in Chicago at 12:20 PM [...]

Barrington Police Investigating Death of 7-Month-Old Child

Death investigation for the death of 7-month-old Mya Edwards from Barrington [...]

Barrington police and Cook County Major Case Assistance Team investigating the death of Mya Edwards [...]

Cook County Major Case Assistance Team has been called in to help investigate the death in the 100 block of South Hager, something that typically isn’t done unless a death is considered suspicious [...]

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Critical Condition: Comcast Cable Technician Shot on the Job on South Kington Ave, Chicago

A Comcast cable technician was approached while he was sitting in his Comcast van and then shot during a robbery in the 7600 block of South Kingston Ave [...]

Witness says Comcast worker was complying with offender, but was shot in the stomach [...]

Offender took his cell phone and wallet in an alley, and fled in a white car in the South Shore neighborhood [...]

Bolingbrook Police Internal Investigation After YouTube Video Shows Police Officer with Video Poker in Police Car

With Bolingbrook police emblem on the squad car, video shows video poker on screen, but does not show the officer actually playing the game while driving [...]

“The officer in this video has been identified. “Due to the seriousness of this incident, the Bolingbrook Police Department has placed this under an internal investigation,” said Lt. Michael Rompa [...]

Monday, January 6, 2014

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