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Matthew Nellessen. (Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office)

Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Father In Arlington Heights Home

An Arlington Heights man was found guilty Wednesday of beating and stabbing his father to death at their northwest suburban home in 2011.

03/19/2014

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Wrong-Way Driver Dies After Causing Five-Vehicle Crash

The crash happened about 12:15 p.m., when a 51-year-old man from Palatine was driving northwest in the southeast-bound lanes of Rand Road between Thomas and Dryden avenues, according to a statement from Arlington Heights police.

03/10/2014

A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

Arlington Heights Officer Shot Last Month Expected To Fully Recover

Arlington Heights police Officer Michael McEvoy, a 20-year veteran of the department, was shot in the “facial” area while responding to a domestic incident in the 1900 block of Windham Court on Dec. 12.

01/08/2014

A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

9-1-1 Operator To Gunman: ‘We Don’t Want You To Shoot Anyone Else, OK?’

We’re learning more about the emergency dispatcher who was on the phone with gunman Eric Anderson and the incredible story of what was going on behind the scenes. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

12/16/2013

A SWAT team officer stands outside an Arlington Heights home, where a hostage situation had ensued after a gunman shot a police officer. The SWAT team later shot the suspect, and the hostage was unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

SWAT Team Kills Barricaded Suspect Who Shot Cop

SWAT team officers shot and killed a gunman who allegedly shot an Arlington Heights police officer late Thursday, after the suspect barricaded himself in a home and held a woman hostage.

12/12/2013

Three people died in a house fire in northwest suburban Arlington Heights early Wednesday. (Credit: CapturedNews video)

Fatal Arlington Heights Fire Started In Kitchen

Two elderly women, one bound to a wheelchair, lived at the home. Neighbors speculated that the third fire victim may have been a caretaker.

11/07/2013

Three people died in a house fire in northwest suburban Arlington Heights early Wednesday. (Credit: CapturedNews video)

3 Dead In House Fire In Arlington Heights

Firefighters found the bodies of three people inside, all on the first floor. Two of the victims were so badly burned, it was impossible to tell their age or gender.

11/06/2013

St. Viator High School (Credit: CBS)

St. Viator High School To Begin Random Alcohol Tests On Students

St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights has conducted random drug tests of students since 2007, and has now added random alcohol tests – becoming the first in the Chicago area, and possibly the state, to check students for underage drinking.

10/21/2013

Two women were attacked in Arlington Heights within the past two weeks. (CBS)

Two Women Attacked In Separate Arlington Heights Incidents

One attack happened Friday morning near Hintz Road and Haddow Avenue. The other, about a mile and a half away in Lake Arlington Park. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/11/2013

Katariena Leazer, a teen with diabetes, copes better with a school that is understanding. (CBS)

Teen Thrives At Diabetic-Friendly School

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson talks with one family that fought for years so that their daughter could take care of her diabetes and stay in the classroom.

09/27/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Eugene Jonsson was reported missing on Aug. 23. (Credit: Arlington Heights Police)

Body Found In West Chicago Might Be Missing Arlington Heights Man

A landscaper working near Illinois Route 59 and Hawthorne Lane flagged down a West Chicago police officer Thursday afternoon, when he found a car off the road. A partially decomposed body was near the car.

09/20/2013

A Cadillac SUV rests on the bank of a pond in Arlington Heights, after crashing into a building, then going into the water. One person inside swam to shore, but the other was in the water up to 40 minutes before crews pulled the SUV out. (Credit: CBS)

9-1-1 Probe Follows Drowning Death Of Elderly Motorist

The question: Did the dispatcher do enough to try to save the man’s life? CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

07/29/2013

A Cadillac SUV rests on the bank of a pond in Arlington Heights, after crashing into a building, then going into the water. One person inside swam to shore, but the other was in the water up to 40 minutes before crews pulled the SUV out. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Man Dies After SUV Plunges Into Pond

An elderly man has died, after crashing his SUV into a retention pond in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, and spending up to 40 minutes underwater Thursday morning.

07/25/2013

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Arlington Heights Man Killed In I-55 Crash Near Channahon

An Arlington Heights man was killed in a four-vehicle crash early Wednesday on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Channahon.

07/24/2013

Arlington Heights residents line Dunton Avenue as others march in the July 4th parade. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Celebrates Nation’s Independence With Parades, Picnics

Dunton Avenue in Arlington Heights was awash in red, white, and blue; as families lined the street to cheer veterans, bands, and – sometimes – politicians marching in the village’s parade.

07/04/2013

Emanuel Bentley. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office.)

Man Charged With Beating, Holding Girlfriend At NW Suburban Home

A 26-year-old Arlington Heights man is being held on $100,000 bond, charged with the domestic battery of his girlfriend and forcefully preventing her from leaving the northwest suburban home.

06/15/2013

Wayne Weinke Jr. has been convicted of killing his mother, 77-year-old Gloria Weinke, after the two argued over family assets in 2006. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Park Ridge Man Convicted Of Killing Mother, 77

A middle-aged Park Ridge man was convicted Tuesday of murdering his mother by throwing her over a railing and down stairs after the pair argued over family assets.

05/29/2013

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Man Says He Disliked His Ill Mother But Didn’t Kill Her

Wayne Weinke Jr. admits he called his elderly, cancer stricken mother a “f—— b—-” during a heating argument over the family’s assets. But despite the friction, Wayne Weinke remains adamant that he did not throw his mother over a railing, leading to injuries that contributed to her death seven years ago.

04/27/2013

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Suburban Students Propose Their Own Immigration Reform Plan

After 2nd graders from Riley Elementary in Arlington Heights recited facts about the history of immigration in the U.S., some 7th graders took the stage at London Middle School in Wheeling to outline their proposals before their peers and politicians.

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