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Man charged with Crystal Lake stabbing

David Lepey, 23, of Crystal Lake, was taken to McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing, police said.

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Guest sues Schaumburg hotel for negligence after contracting Legionnaire’s disease

The lawsuit alleges the plaintiff came into contact with Legionella bacteria in the pool or hot tub.

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Woman killed in Matteson crash

The 42-year-old was driving in the 7000 block of Vollmer Road when she struck another vehicle head-on, police said.

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SafeSpeed rep under federal scrutiny pushed Oak Lawn to issue more red-light-camera tickets

John O’Sullivan, who’s also a south suburban political operative, was part of an effort to pressure police to cite more drivers for violations, records and interviews show.

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Man fatally shot near Des Plaines high school

The shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Oakton Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Person killed in Bensenville house fire

The unidentified person died in a blaze that broke out around 8:20 a.m., authorities said.

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Buffalo Wild Wings called on to do more after African American customers asked to change tables at Naperville restaurant

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called the incident a "barbaric act of racism" that will require more than a corporate apology.

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A month after alleged attack of girl at Evanston school, ‘devastated’ family demands answers from police

Police said they were still investigating the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl last month.

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Chicago rapper Lil Reese critically wounded in Country Club Hills shooting: reports

A man was shot in the neck area while he was in a vehicle, police said. Hospital officials later identified the man as Tavares Taylor, also known as Lil Reese, reports said.

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Palos Park cop injured in traffic crash

The officer was finishing his response to a different crash on Wolf Road about 9:10 a.m. when a vehicle behind him lost control and crashed into his squad car, Palos Park police said.

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Man charged with armed robbery of Sprint store in Wheaton

Denzel Furance, 20, of Calumet City, was taken to the DuPage County Jail where he was held without bond, police said.

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2 officers wounded in Aurora mass shooting return to duty

Officer Adam Miller reported to the midnight shift Tuesday after being shot in the face during the Feb. 15 incident, while Officer Rey Rivera returned to the day shift last week.

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Man charged with reckless homicide in fatal Oak Brook crash

Todd Heidenthal, 48, is accused of driving into oncoming traffic to overtake a vehicle in front of him, resulting in a head-on collision, prosecutors said.

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No injuries after unattended stovetop causes kitchen fire in Naperville

The fire in the 1700 block of Brookdale Road was extinguished in about 10 minutes, authorities said.

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Man killed in vehicle crash on I-55 near Bedford Park

Jose Gudino, 45, of West Eldson, was pronounced dead Saturday.

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Man, 83, missing from Mount Prospect located

Raymond H. Abbott was last seen about 4:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of Bonita Avenue in Mount Prospect and "has a condition that places him in danger," authorities said.

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Man stabbed to death in suburban Calumet Park

Jose Gonzalez Tamayo, 21, was pronounced dead Saturday at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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Beloved Oak Park record store set to close

Struggling with decades of debt, Val’s halla Records is set to close at the end of November, a year after its founder and namesake died of cancer.

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Woman, 78, dies in Oak Brook crash

Florence Hsiao, 78, was driving west in a Toyota when she was struck head-on by the driver of a white Nissan who was attempting to pass another vehicle, police said.

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Body found in Wauconda swamp identified as missing Island Lake teen

Abe Gonzalez, 17, had last been seen leaving a "gathering" the night of Nov. 1 in the 26700 block of North Morey Street in Wauconda, authorities said.

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Man, 86, missing from NW Indiana may be in ‘extreme danger’

Zachariah Wayne Lee was last seen about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Hebron, Indiana, police said.

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Man zip-tied employee while robbing Palatine business: police

Christopher Brackens waited for an employee to arrive, ordered them to open the safe and then restrained them with zip-ties, police said.

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Accused Batavia Steak ‘n Shake shooter sentenced to 16 years

Terry W. Hunter, 29, agreed to the sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to a felony count of armed violence, prosecutors said.

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Man found guilty of making bomb threat at Hollywood Casino in Aurora

Mustadin Muadinov led authorities to believe that a box truck he parked in front of the casino contained an explosive device, prosecutors said.

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Recently-freed transgender inmate Strawberry Hampton back in jail, accused of stealing from Elmhurst homes

Hampton, 28, is accused of stealing from multiple homes while owners were either inside or doing yard work, prosecutors said.

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Highland Park high school teacher charged with possessing child porn

Authorities allegedly found three sexually explicit photos of children on his computer.

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Illinois nurse charged with beating, killing woman in 1999

Linda La Roche was arrested Tuesday in Cape Coral, Florida. According to a criminal complaint, La Roche was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the killing of Peggy Lynn Johnson.

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Human skeleton found in underground vault at shut down Blue Island oil refinery

The skeletal remains belonged to an adult wearing blue jeans and gym shoes, the Cook County sheriff’s office said.

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Ex-Chicago city official moonlighted for red-light camera contractor that’s part of federal probe

While Bill Helm was deputy aviation commissioner, overseeing airfield maintenance at O’Hare Airport, he also was working for SafeSpeed, LLC, and didn’t disclose that, records show.

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Evanston man faces gun charge after Rogers Park traffic stop

Andre Johnson told officers he had a loaded gun in the Hyundai, and that he had a valid FOID card but no concealed-carry permit, police said.

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Man gets 15 years for suburban armed robbery spree

Reginald Taylor, 53, pleaded guilty to robbing T-Mobile and RadioShack stores at gunpoint in Elgin, Frankfort and Palos Heights.

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1 dead in multi-vehicle crash involving semis on I-55 in Wilmington: state police

The crash involved three semitrailers and two passenger cars near Lorenzo Road.