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Zion grade school principal charged with sex assault in Kenosha

Curtiss Tolefree, Jr., who was principal at Beulah Park Elementary School in Zion, allegedly had sex with a student almost daily during her junior and senior years at the high school.

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Morton East High School on lockdown as Cicero police investigate threat of student with gun

The school was placed on lockdown about 10:30 a.m. after a student told administration they heard another student say he had a weapon at the school.

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2 men killed after shooting each other; one was walking son to school, police say

Alton D. Ellis, 31, was struck in the chest and twice in his torso, and fired shots in return, police said. His toddler son was unharmed.

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‘Motive’ Episode 10: Mother’s Day

As we conclude this story, we find some answers about what motivates T.J. Jimenez — from T.J. himself.

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$1K reward offered for information about Naperville convenience store burglary

One of the burglars may have been injured during the burglary, officials said.

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3 shot, 2 fatally Monday in Chicago

Police initially said Ellis was taking his son to school when the shooting happened, and his son ran to get help. They later said that a 23-year-old woman heard the gunshots from inside her apartment and found Ellis outside with gunshot wounds.

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CTA Red Line passengers targeted in Near South Side robberies: police

In each incident, robbers approached Red Line passengers and demanded or took their property by force, police said.

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Property stolen from customers at 3 Near West Side Starbucks stores Monday

A suspect grabbed property that was sitting on a table and fled from the businesses in each case, police said.

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Man robs woman after attempting to pull her into alley near UIC campus: police

The 22-year-old woman was on the sidewalk when the man grabbed her, police said.

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Alleged billion-dollar fraud scheme leads to guilty plea by former Outcome Health exec

Ashik Desai, once a vice president at the company, also has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

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Man accused of cutting relative in face, neck with glass bottle in West Garfield Park

Antoine Bryant allegedly hit him with a glass bottle during an altercation at a home in the 4700 block of West Huron Street, police said.

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Former escort gets 53 months in fraud case

Crystal Lundberg’s brazen spending spree began four years ago, after a high-ranking formerly married financial executive, Scott Kennedy, let Lundberg and her daughters move in with him.

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Woman, 21, dies after being shot in head while driving in Brighton Park

Veronica Moreno was pronounced dead Dec. 6 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Child porn found in home of Cicero man charged with solicitation: prosecutors

Robert Kozel, 74, has multiple child pornography convictions.

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Driver in fatal hit-and-run had no license because of prior DUI convictions

Omarr Hill allegedly told police fell asleep at the wheel before he struck and killed a 42-year-old motorcyclist on the Bishop Ford.

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Naperville gas station robbed at gunpoint

The suspects fled west on 111th Street in a dark-colored vehicle.

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Justice Department seeks to strip citizenship of Chicago-area gymnastics coach charged with sex abuse

Prosecutors claim that José Vilchis would not have been granted a green card or naturalization if he had not concealed those crimes while applying to live in the U.S.

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3 charged in armed carjacking of ride-share vehicle in Belmont Central

A ride-hailing driver had just dropped off one of his three passengers when two males approached him in the 6300 block of West Belmont Avenue and took his minivan at gunpoint.

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38 vehicles set on fire in Gresham, West Pullman

Eight vehicles were set on fire in a fenced lot in the 300 block of East 115th Street, followed by another 30 in a towing yard in the 8800 block of South Genoa Avenue.

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Man stabbed to death after alleged confrontation with coworker in Portage Park business: police

Witnesses told police that yelling and screaming could be heard from the kitchen area of the business, and a man was alleged to have repeatedly stabbed the victim with a knife.

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Police seek vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run in Proviso Township

Akin Jones, 22, was pronounced dead about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

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Teen killed in Gresham shooting

Tyquan Manney, 18, was on the sidewalk about 11:40 a.m. in the 8700 block of South Lowe Avenue when someone walked up and fired shots at him, Chicago police said.

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No bail for suspected robber charged in shootout that killed 2nd suspect and a concealed-carry holder

The shootout happened during a Sept. 21 armed robbery at a Roseland barbershop, killing a robber and a concealed-carry holder who tried to defend the customers.

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Man shot to death in Harvey

Nehemiah Turner, 23, was shot about 11 a.m. in the 14900 block of Marshfield Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Man charged in fatal hit-and-run on Bishop Ford

Omarr Hill, 42, was charged Saturday with aggravated DUI resulting in a death, Illinois State police said.

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Hit-and-run driver arrested after fatally striking motorcyclist on Bishop Ford

A car and motorcycle collided about 2:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-94 near 111th Street, state police said.

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Man charged with sexually assaulting woman at knifepoint in West Town apartment

Melvin Meeky Jr., 27, faces one count each of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and armed robbery.

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2 arrested after wrong-way car nearly hits squad car on Indiana Toll Road

An Indiana State Police sergeant tried to block the wrong-way driver on I-80 near mile marker 22.3, authorities said.

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Man gets 7 years for drug charge in Crystal Lake fentanyl overdose

Kane Kellett, 34, pleaded guilty to a felony count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance Dec. 5 before McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge.

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Man charged with attempted murder, sexual assault of girl, 11

Jose Santoyo allegedly came home from the bar with the girl’s mother but later got into bed with her 11-year-old daughter and sexually assaulted the girl.

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Army veteran charged with raping woman he met at club, suspected in two other sex assaults

Dahveed Morris Jr., 29, was denied bail Friday on a charge of criminal sexual assault. Prosecutors said they expect to charge him in two more cases.

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Teen expected to be released from custody after judge says no evidence connects him to Howard Red Line killing

Michael Jackson, 18, of Rogers Park was arrested shortly after 20-year-old Macksantino Webb was shot to death on the busy platform of the Howard Red Line station.

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2 dead in apparent Forest Park murder-suicide: police

A male and female were found unresponsive in the roadway with apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

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Lightfoot’s police purge list follows Eddie’s ouster

Sneed hears the list includes at least six names, including a college buddy of the fired top cop.