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Trial Delayed For Former North Chicago Police Chief

Officials hope the theft of government funds case against former North Chicago Police Chief Michael Newsome will be concluded this summer after the latest in a series of delays has resulted in a new trial date of June 6.


Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Feds To Investigate Death Of Man Beaten By North Chicago Cops

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago will be assuming the investigation into the death of Darrin Hanna of North Chicago, who died after being arrested and allegedly beaten by North Chicago police officers.


Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Family Of Fatally Beaten Suspect: Fired Cop Is Drawing Pension

A family was told a North Chicago officer was fired, for taking part in the beating death of their loved one. But CBS 2 has learned, that officer was actually fired for other reasons.


Kelvin Perry (Credit: Schaumburg Police)

Waukegan Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Girl

The program director of a suburban children’s home was ordered held on a $250,000 bond Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a former teenage resident.


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New Citizen Advisory Committee To Work With Police In North Chicago

North suburban North Chicago announced Saturday the formation of a United States Justice Department-inspired Citizen Advisory Committee for the police department, and Mayor Leon Rockingham is calling for volunteers to be on it.


These photos show a few of the Chihuahuas rescued from a North Chicago apartment. (Little Buddies Rescue)

A Week Later, Some Chihuahuas Rescued From Cramped Apartment Doing Better

The owner faces animal-abuse charges after 30 dogs were found in a small one-bedroom apartment in North Chicago.


Dogs rescued from a one bedroom apartment in North Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

30 Dogs Rescued From One Bedroom Apartment In North Chicago

Dozens of dogs were discovered in a small one bedroom apartment in North Chicago.


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Protesters Stage Rally Against Police Brutality In North Chicago

Fifty people marched against police violence in suburban North Chicago, then staged a rally at the steps of community City Hall.


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Man Gets Life Sentence For 2004 Double Homicide

Zion resident Marcus Brown received a sentence of natural life in prison Monday for the 2004 double homicide of two North Chicago residents, including one who lingered in a paralyzed state for five years prior to her death.


A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Waukegan Rejects Assault Weapons Ban

Facing a state-mandated deadline for communities to adopt firearm regulations prior to the implementation of Illinois’ new concealed-carry law, the council voted to follow overall state statute on firearms and not enact any extra measures.


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Waukegan Man Shot And Killed In North Chicago

James Myles, 28, of Waukegan, was shot on Jackson Street at 11:23 p.m. on Saturday.


All of the food at the Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry was ruined when the building flooded during last week's heavy rains. Twelve freezers also have to be replaced. (Photo courtesy: Pastor Trudy Griffins)

North Chicago Food Pantry’s Supplies Ruined By Floods

Pastor Trudy Griffins showed off the basement where all of Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry’s food was stored, until flood waters soaked the basement and everything in it.

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Jim McPherson (Credit: North Chicago Police)

Man Accused Of Killing North Chicago Teen Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

The man accused in the shooting death of shooting Janay McFarlane denied all charges at his arraignment on Tuesday.


Jim McPherson (Credit: North Chicago Police)

North Chicago Man Indicted For Murder Of Chicago Teen

Jim McPherson, 21, was indicted on first-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting Janay McFarlane, 18, the night of Feb. 15. The teenager’s younger sister was in Chicago the same day her sister was shot, listening to President Obama’s anti-violence speech.


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Suburban Cops Defend Actions In Two Raids, Including One That Killed Dog

The head of a north suburban law enforcement agency was defending tactics used in a couple of raids carried out in the last several months.


Mario Garcia (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged With Fatally Striking Teen During Drag Race

Police have made an arrest in the drag racing-related death of a 17-year-old north suburban boy.


North Chicago Police Brochure Stirs Racial Tensions

A brochure intended to serve as educational materials by the North Chicago Police Department for citizen training has racheted up racial tension in the far north suburb.

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Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Teen Whose Sister Attended Obama Gun Violence Speech

Murder charges have been filed against a man in connection with the shooting death of Janay McFarlane, 18, who was gunned down Friday just hours after her sister stood on stage with President Barack Obama as he delivered an address against violence.


Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Student Killed Hours After Sister Attended President’s Speech

18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2′S Mike Puccinelli.


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Driver Escapes Injury When Train Hits SUV

A woman who had the railroad crossing gate come down on her SUV while traveling westbound Friday in North Chicago escaped injury when a freight train clipped her vehicle.