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  • Kelli O'Laughlin's mom recalls haunting texts after daughter's murder

    BRIDGEVIEW – Brenda O'Laughlin told prosecutors that she found her 14-year-old daughter, Kelli, lying face down in a pool of blood when she walked int ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Opening statements begin: 'It would be the last day on Earth for Kelli O'Laughlin'

    BRIDGEVIEW – Day 2 of the John Wilson Jr. trial began with the jury being sworn in and then opening statements from prosecutors and defense attorneys ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Mayor Morley leads moment of silence for Elmhurst family in triple murder-suicide

    ELMHURST – The recent death of four members of an Elmhurst family took precedence at Tuesday's City Council meeting as Mayor Steve Morley began the me ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Kelli O'Laughlin's sister expresses confidence in attorneys as murder trial begins

    BRIDGEVIEW – A jury has been selected to determine the fate of a career criminal accused of killing 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin after she walked in o ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Man gets indicted after 2013 La Grange Park home invasion

    LA GRANGE PARK – Milo H. Simmons, 43, of the 1400 block of South 51st Avenue, Cicero, was indicted on one count of home invasion, residential burglary ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Kane County Sheriff's Office police reports

    • A groundskeeper at Mooseheart, 3S300 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, reported Thursday, Aug. 28, that someone had driven through a wire fence and a bean f ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • St. Charles police reports

    • Matthew Phillip Casement, 25, of the 39W000 block of Lookout Lane, Campton Hills, was charged Friday, Aug. 29, with speeding and driving under the i ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • D-303, parent reach settlement in bullying case

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles School District 303 has reached a settlement with a woman who filed a lawsuit against it on claims her son was injured in a ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • West Chicago police alert residents to cyber scam

    WEST CHICAGO – The West Chicago Police Department is alerting residents to a possible scam involving an email offering a chance at a lottery drawing u ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Ex-Booster Club president misses 3rd court date for theft charge

    A Carol Stream woman accused of stealing nearly $11,000 from the Wheaton North High School Booster Club missed her third court date Wednesday morning.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Wrongful death lawsuit targets The Broken Oar

    WOODSTOCK – The family of a man killed in car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in McHenry County against the bar that sold alcohol to his driv ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Jury selection begins in Kelli O'Laughlin murder trial

    Jury selection has begun for the trial of John Wilson, who is accused of murdering 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin during a botched robbery at her Indian ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • Elmhurst man charged with DUI in car with no driver's seat

    ELMHURST – An Elmhurst man was charged last week with driving under the influence in a car without a driver's seat.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Cicero man charged with multiple bank robberies

    CICERO – A man who allegedly robbed a dozen banks in the Chicago area and was dubbed “The No Boundaries Bandit” because of his wide target range was a ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Former Frankfort doctor pleads guilty to sexual offenses

    JOLIET – A Frankfort doctor was sentenced to 18 months of probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to groping women during office visits.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:23 pm
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