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Star Davis (left) and Tracy Musiala (right) are charged in an elaborate pickpocketing scheme in the north suburbs. (Credit: Northbrook Police)

Pair Charged In North Suburban Pickpocketing Scheme

Police in the north suburbs have arrested two women for a wide-ranging pickpocket scheme, largely targeting restaurant patrons.

08/16/2013

A bank robbery suspect wields a hammer at a TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge. (Credit: BanditTracker)

Prostitute Turns In Alleged Bank Robber

A prostitute given $300 in dye-stained $20 bills led police to the home of the man suspected of robbing a northwest suburban bank while wielding a hammer, according to the FBI.

08/09/2013

A bank robbery suspect wields a hammer at a TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge. (Credit: BanditTracker)

Armed With Hammer, Man Robs Park Ridge Bank

Police say that a man armed with a hammer who robbed a bank Monday in northwest suburban Park Ridge visited three other bank branches in the northwest suburb before the robbery.

08/06/2013

Surveillance photo shows man who robbed the TCF Bank branch in Park Ridge on Monday. / photo from FBI

Man Armed With Hammer Robs Park Ridge Bank

A man armed with a hammer robbed a bank Monday in northwest suburban Park Ridge.

08/05/2013

George I. Nenov (Credit: Park Ridge police)

Man Arrested For Skimming Attempt At Park Ridge Bank

A Morton Grove man is charged with trying to steal financial information from those who used an automatic teller machine at a Park Ridge bank.

06/25/2013

Frank Miller shows off his newly cut lawn. (CBS)

Blackhawks Fan Put In Penalty Box For Shaggy Lawn

Frank Miller, diehard Blackhaws fan, hit upon a novel way to honor his surging team in the post season — until the city of Park Ridge lowered the boom. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

06/10/2013

David Wooten has been charged with four felony counts and one misdemeanor count of theft. Police believe he might have conned more than 100 people in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri. (Credit: Park Ridge Police)

Police Believe Alleged Con Man Had Scores Of Victims In 4 States

Park Ridge police were asking for the public’s health in a fraud investigation against a man they said has been using a fake identity to fleece people in at least four states.

05/17/2013

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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

A school bus is hooked on a tow truck after crashing into five cars along Oakton Street, on the border between Park Ridge and Niles. Police said the driver suffered a medical episode. No children were on the bus. (Credit: CBS)

School Bus Involved In Multiple Crashes, Pushes Car Into House

Police in northwest suburban Park Ridge said a school bus was involved in five separate crashes Tuesday afternoon, including one that sent a car into a house.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

Georgina Acosta and Fernando Alvarado hold their newborn son, Aydan Alvarado, who was born at 12:08 a.m. on New Year's Day 2013 at Saint Anthony Hospital. (Credit: St. Anthony Hospital)

St. Anthony Hospital Delivers Chicago Area’s First Baby Of 2013

Aydan Alvarado was born at 12:08 a.m. at Saint Anthony Hospital. He weighs 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

01/01/2013

More than 90 animals were found inside this home in unincorporated Woodstock. (CBS)

Police: Woodstock Animal Hoarder Is A Repeat Offender

A woman being investigated for allegedly neglecting dozens of animals in a house in McHenry County was involved in a similar situation nearly two years ago.

10/31/2012

Park Ridge Water Main Break

Water Main Break Snags Northwest Highway In Park Ridge

A water main break Wednesday morning snagged Northwest Highway in Park Ridge.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Anthony M. Nugent faces a felony count of aggravated battery after allegedly attacking a teen girl in Park Ridge. (Park Ridge Police)

Man Attacks Teen Girl, Rips Her Shorts After She Refuses To Show Him Musical Instrument

Anthony M. Nugent, 37, of Park Ridge, faces a felony count of aggravated battery after the attack at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

08/16/2012

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Hot, Dry Weather Has Officials Taking Extra Precautions For Fireworks Shows

While some suburbs have canceled or postponed their fireworks shows on July 3 or July 4 due to the hot and dry conditions, many suburbs are deciding to go on with the show, while taking extra precautions to avoid setting fires.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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Case Dismissed For Park Ridge Lieutenant Charged With Beating Teens

A Park Ridge police lieutenant who’s been on administrative leave since 2010 while awaiting trial for allegedly beating two teenagers will soon be back patrolling the streets after a Cook County judge on Wednesday dismissed his case.

03/07/2012

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Chicago Man Charged With Strangling Death In Park Ridge

A Chicago man has been charged with murder for allegedly strangling a Park Ridge man in a dispute over drug money.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Police Tape Around Light Pole (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Find Body Near Metra Parking Lot In Park Ridge

Park Ridge police are investigating what they’re calling the “suspicious” death of a man whose body was found early Thursday in the 200 block of Summit Avenue near a Metra parking area.

02/09/2012

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Park Ridge Police: Officer Was Right To Beat Suspect Who Wouldn’t Let Go Of Him

A police officer in Park Ridge was acting within law enforcement guidelines when he beat a suspect who grabbed him and wouldn’t let go.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

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Suit: Hospital Employee Raped Female Patient

A woman is suing a northwest suburban hospital after an employee allegedly raped her while she was patient there in the summer of 2010.

11/22/2011

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No #*&@ing Joke: Swearing Now Legal In Park Ridge

If you stub your toe or get into a heated cell phone conversation on the streets of Park Ridge, you are now free to use whatever language you want to express your frustration.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

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