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Michael M. Romanenko, 42, of South Elgin, lost his job as a Comcast Internet technician and faces trial for disorderly conduct, after he allegedly claimed to be a serial killer and terrified two women inside a home in Naperville. | Courtesy of the Naperville Police Department

Joking About Being A ‘Serial Killer’ Gets Man Fired, Arrested

Michael Romanenko is free on bond and scheduled to appear Tuesday in Wheaton Field Court, charged with two counts of disorderly conduct/breach of peace.

11/14/2013

LA Fitness in Naperville. (Credit: CBS)

2 Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease Traced To Hot Tub At Naperville LA Fitness

Two people have contracted Legionnaires Disease in west suburban Naperville. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that public health officials are trying to assure it doesn’t spread.

11/13/2013

This female Maltese, 8 weeks old, was stolen from the Petland in Lake Saint Louis. (Petland)

Three Stolen Puppies Returned Safe

Three designer puppies stolen late last week from three different pet stores were dropped off at a Petland in Missouri on Sunday.

11/11/2013

This female Maltese, 8 weeks old, was stolen from the Petland in Lake Saint Louis. (Petland)

Puppy Thief Makes Off With Another Dog

A woman who is believed to have stolen two high-end puppies from Chicago area retailers may have hit a St. Louis pet shop a day earlier.

11/09/2013

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Police: Missing Naperville Man Found Safe

A missing Naperville man has been found in Wisconsin and is ok, Naperville Police said.

10/18/2013

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Air Hockey Championships Coming To Naperville This Weekend

A world championship competition is being held in the Chicago area over the next few days, and – believe it or not – you have a chance to take part in it.

10/17/2013

Eric Thor Hakala (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

$1M Bond For Man Who Posed As Teen Online To Get Girls’ Photos

Eric Thor Hakala, 37, allegedly created a fake Facebook account under the alias “Mike Evans,” claiming to be a 15-year-old from St. Charles East High School, in order to trade inappropriate photos with teenage girls.

10/10/2013

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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

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Naperville Burglary Victim: ‘It’s Terrifying’

Sharon Hasa and her family have the unenviable distinction of being statistics in the annals of the home burglaries that have vexed Naperville residents and police since the beginning of August.

09/22/2013

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Ex-Naperville Police Commander Gets 18 Months For Embezzlement

James S. Bedell served 23 years as a Naperville police officer, and later became chief of police in downstate Edwardsville, where he embezzled nearly $140,000 from city coffers to bankroll a gambling addiction.

09/20/2013

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Home Burglaries Have Naperville Residents On Edge

There is growing frustration in Naperville about an out of control number of home burglaries in the last several weeks.

09/18/2013

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Woman Charged With DUI In Crash At Naperville Gym

A Naperville woman has been charged with drunken driving after crashing her car into the front of a health and fitness club in the western suburb, the second such crash there in less than two years.

09/15/2013

Bryce Laspisa.

Burning Body Found In Castaic, Calif. Where Naperville Central Grad Went Missing

19-year-old Bryce Laspisa vanished driving to his parents’ home near Los Angeles. Wednesday, the remains of a man were found near the search area. But are the cases connected? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spoke to Bryce’s family.

09/04/2013

Surveillance tape captured this suspect wanted in a diamond heist in Naperville. (Credit: Naperville Police)

Brazen Diamond Heist Inside Naperville Jewelry Store

Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about three people suspected of stealing diamonds from a west suburban jewelry shop last week.

09/04/2013

Anna DiDonna. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Motorcycle Accident Leaves Woman With Injuries, Big Bill

Anna DiDonna says the sticker shock was the result of something police did, so she called CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini for help.

08/19/2013

Andrew Piry (Credit: Naperville Police)

Chronic Traffic Scofflaw Going To Jail

A 23-year-old man who had been arrested or ticketed more than 20 times since receiving his driver’s license — and who continued to drive despite having had his license suspended — has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

08/14/2013

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Cicero Official And Town Employee Arrested After Naperville Fracas

A Cicero elected official allegedly didn’t listen to Naperville cops.

08/13/2013

A Volvo that police chased from Naperville to Chicago.

Naperville Police Chase Ends In Chicago

A police chase that started in a western suburb ended in Chicago. It all started in Naperville early this evening and ended at 1450 South Kolin.

08/12/2013

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Former Teacher Who Violated Probation Back Behind Bars

Prosecutors from the Will County state’s attorney’s office are seeking to revoke the probation Jeremiah Komon received following the Jan. 29 theft of a 2005 Jaguar.

08/09/2013

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6-Year-Old Boy Dies In Apparent Drowning In Naperville

A 6-year-old boy appears to have drowned in a pond near an apartment complex in Naperville.

08/03/2013

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