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State Trooper Arrested, Charged With Felonies

Juan Lopez is charged with two counts home invasion and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm for an incident that happened last year, while he was off duty, the Illinois State Police said in a news release Thursday.


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Suspect Charged In Megabus Gun Incident

Jacques L. Anderson was charged Thursday with armed violence, possession of a firearm by a felon, reckless discharge of a firearm, and other offenses, the Illinois State Police said.


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Police Charge Suspect In Attempted Rape On CTA

Ronald Sparks, 34, was detained early Monday after he was observed smoking on a CTA train car, police said. He allegedly attacked a female rider over the weekend on the Red Line.


Student Charged In Wake Of Shotgun Shell Being Found At Hinsdale Central

The student, who lives in unincorporated Clarendon Hills, faces one count of possession of ammunition, a misdemeanor that will be petitioned through the juvenile court system, according to Hinsdale police.


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Juvenile Charged In Connection With Mugging Of Mayor’s Son

A juvenile male suspect was arrested Saturday in connection with the Dec. 19 mugging of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s teen son near the family’s North Side home.


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Student Charged Following Offensive Email To Peers

Palatine police say an 18-year-old Fremd High School senior is responsible for an email with graphic and offensive images that was sent to students at Fremd and Palatine High School earlier this week.


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Police Commander Accused Of Brutality Has Many Supporters

Several Park Manor residents have rallied around Glenn Evans, the Chicago police commander who is accused of terrorizing a criminal suspect. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


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Teen Charged In Sex Attack On Pregnant College Student

A 17-year-old boy who sexually assaulted a pregnant college student and locked her in the trunk of a car has been charged as an adult with aggravated criminal sexual assault, a state’s attorney said.


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Vikings Star Adrian Peterson Indicted On Child-Abuse Charge

 HOUSTON (CBS/AP) — Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for […]



Preschool Teacher Faces Child-Porn Charges

A spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office said there is no evidence that anyone in Richard Gertler’s care was a victim.


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Chicago Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run Near United Center Last Month

Patricia Cucinotta, 53, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death and aggravated DUI causing a fatal accident, both felonies, according to police News Affairs.


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Elmwood Park Cop Bilked Senior Of $20,000: Prosecutors

Sgt. John Wasilenko faces three felony charges, including financial exploitation of an elderly person and official misconduct. He’s accused of ripping off 85-year-old Angelo Ditore.


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Charges Filed In Pregnant Teen’s Shooting Death

Eva Casara, 17, was 5 1/2-months pregnant when she was shot during an attempted drug deal ripoff gone bad, police said.


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Charges Filed Against Mom Of Dead Infant

Charges are pending against the mother of a dead 7-month-old baby found bundled in a snowsuit in a West Side apartment Wednesday afternoon, police said.


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Charges Filed Against Man Who Pointed Gun At Officers

Assault and gun charges have been filed against a man who was shot by Chicago police after he repeatedly pointed a gun at officers on the South Side early Saturday.



Three Charged For Shooting Of 6-Year-Old In Roseland

Three young men have been charged with the shooting of a woman and a 6-year-old girl in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood last Friday night.


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Charges Likely Wednesday Against Man Who Attacked Merrillville Cop

Police are trying to nail down details about a man who was shot by an off-duty Merrillville police officer after the two engaged in a physical altercation outside of the Merrillville Planned Parenthood Health Center on Monday afternoon.


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Student Charged With Writing Bomb Threat On School In Lemont

A Lemont middle school student who admitted to writing a bomb threat on a wall at Oakwood School will be charged as a juvenile, police said Tuesday, and her actions could result in expulsion and having to make restitution, according to the school’s student handbook.


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One Charged In Armed Attack; Store Owner Fought Off Offender With Bat

Police have arrested one of two offenders involved in an armed robbery and shooting at a store in which the owners fought off the attackers with a baseall bat.


Aramis McKinzie, Garlin Minor, and Akeem L. Simmon. (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Three Charged With Fatal October Shooting Of 73-Year-Old Man

Three young men — ages 18, 19, and 20 — have been charged with the murder of a 73-year-old man who was shot dead as he sat outside on a neighbor’s porch on the South Side last October.