CRIME & SAFETY
Scammers target Orland Park bakery holding National Donut Day contest
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) -- It's National Donut Day!But one suburban bakery's attempt at celebrating got spammed by scammers.Orland Park Bakery, located at 14850 South La Grange Road, shared a sweet offer in honor of National Donut Day they're giving away a giant donut-shaped cake.All participants have to do was like comment and share the picture to be put in a raffle to win.But then scammers arrived in the comments trying to trick people into thinking they won - and seeking contestant's information.The bakery is now trying to get the fake profiles banned and reminding their customers they wouldn't ask anyone to click any links or for their information for a giveaway.A winner will still be announced today.
Chicago man accused of beating mentally disabled man in Indiana
A Chicago man is charged in connection with the beating of a mentally disabled man in a Munster, Indiana. Dominique Jones, 28 faces battery charges after court records say witnesses saw him kick a man in the head and flee the scene.
Mother Arrested on DUI charges, Violently Abusing 5-Month-Old Baby Boy in Joliet
JOLIET, IL — A Joliet woman is facing charges of child abuse after allegedly inflicting serious injuries on her 5-month-old baby boy. According to Joliet Police, Taylor Harmon, 25, was allegedly witnessed slamming her infant into a car seat around 10:30 p.m. Thursday before violently shaking the carrier. Reports indicate the child suffered severe head trauma later visible to officers and was taken to St. Joe’s Hospital before being transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Teen shot during apparent drug deal in Bolingbrook
CHICAGO (CBS) -- Police in southwest suburban Bolingbrook are asking people in part of the village to shelter in place, as officers search for two suspects after a 17-year-old girl was shot, apparently during a drug deal.Police said officers were on the scene Friday afternoon, after a 17-year-old girl was shot near Lexington Drive and Lee Lane. She was taken to the hospital for treatment, but her condition was not immediately available.Two suspects fled the scene after the shooting, and police were asking people in the area to shelter in place while they conduct a search.Police said it is believed the shooting was the result of a prearranged drug deal, and was not random.Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Bolingbrook police at 630-226-8620. Anonymous tips also can be given to Crime Stoppers at 630-378-4772, at bolingbrookcrimestoppers.org, or by using the mobile P3 Tips app.
Joliet Man Arrested in Connection to 2020 Murder
A 20-year-old Joliet man has been arrested in connection to a 2020 murder. Christopher Garcia has been charged with three counts of first degree murder. It was on September 27, 2020 that officers responded to the 400 block of South Raynor Avenue for a report of someone shot. Officers located Tre Stanley who had suffered a gunshot to the head. He was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago where Stanley was pronounced deceased on October 3, 2020.
17-year-old girl shot in Bolingbrook
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - A teen girl was shot in Bolingbrook Friday, prompting police to issue a temporary shelter-in-place order. According to police, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the area of Lexington Drive and Lee Lane. She was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. Police were searching for...
Family of LTHS student from Brookfield struck by car retains attorney
The family of a 17-year-old Lyons Township High School student from Brookfield who was severely injured when he was hit by a car leaving school last month has hired an attorney. On June 1 the LaGrange-based Dixon Law Office, a personal injury law firm, announced that it was representing the...
Cook County man accused of fleeing from stolen vehicle after crash, possessing firearm
EVANSTON, Ill. - A Cook County man was arrested this week for possessing a firearm and fleeing from police in Evanston. Antione Wells, 20, of Skokie, faces one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, one misdemeanor count of possession of a firearm without a FOID card, one misdemeanor count of possession of ammunition without a FOID car and one misdemeanor count of trespass to a vehicle.
Indiana appeals court affirms murder conviction where victim was lured to Gary
The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed the murder conviction of a Chicago Heights, Illinois, man who gunned down a Lynwood, Illinois, man after the man was lured across the state line to Gary. Jason "Lafa" Hinton, 27, was sentenced to 63 years for murder, plus an 18-year firearm enhancement,...
Investigation continues into police shooting and killing man in Blue Island
CHICAGO (CBS) -- An investigation into a man shot and killed by Blue Island police.He was found sleeping in a car early this morning. CBS 2's Andrew Ramos reports from Blue Island where it started as a well-being check that spiraled out of control.Police said it's what a 21-year-old man did upon waking up, that led an officer to open fire. They said he reached for a gun a claim that is now being investigated by Illinois State Police. "People were yelling and stuff, and I saw this big old flash, and then I just heard people screaming."Yelissa Allen was among the...
Wood Dale man arrested after leading police on hour-long, 100 mph chase
DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. — A 27-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday after leading police on an hour-long police chase from the western suburbs to Chicago and back, reaching speeds of 100 mph. According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Bensenville Police Department observed a vehicle near Jefferson Street and Church Road just after […]
Community Rallies in Joliet After 16-Year-Old Athlete Gunned Down in Park
JOLIET, Ill. — The city is grappling with yet another devastating loss as the community mourns the tragic death of 16-year-old Antoine Shropshire. The talented athlete, recognized for his exceptional skills in football and basketball, was shot and killed while playing at a park with his friends on Tuesday in the 400 block of South Joliet Street.
Special District 86 School Board Meeting Called
An special school board meeting for Joliet District 86 schools is planned for Monday at 6:00 p.m. The meeting concerns Tuesday’s police activity and the “shelter in place” restrictions by the Joliet police department. District 86’s superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse sent a letter to parents saying, in...
Harvey man, Chicago teen charged with fleeing police in stolen vehicle on Dan Ryan Expressway
CHICAGO - A Harvey man and a teenager from Chicago were arrested after fleeing state police in a stolen vehicle Wednesday. Yawnell White, 32, allegedly hijacked a vehicle near the Dan Ryan Expressway and 95th Street and was traveling northbound around 4:30 a.m. when a state trooper on patrol recognized the vehicle.
Jury finds Addison man guilty of arson at BMW dealership
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin has announced that a jury found an Addison man guilty of setting fire to a vehicle in the parking lot of an Elmhurst car dealership in the spring of 2022. Following a two-day trial in front of Judge Mia McPherson and approximately two-and-one-half...
Woman killed in Lawndale hit-and-run crash while crossing street ID'd: Chicago police, Cook County
A woman has died after an SUV hit her while she crossed the street Sunday night in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood, and kept going, Chicago police said.
Chicago man charged with $155,000 robbery of ATM technician
Federal officials say a Chicago man and an accomplice scored $155,000 in cash by robbing an ATM service technician in Calumet City earlier this year. In a criminal complaint, the FBI said Perry Maple III has links to two brothers recently charged with robbing armored cars in the south suburbs.
Girl, 4, dies after another child accidentally shoots her in Cook County residence
RIVER GROVE, Ill. - A four-year-old girl is dead after being accidentally shot by another child in Cook County Wednesday morning. At about 10 a.m., River Grove police and EMS responded to the 2400 block of West Street for a report of a child who was shot. When officers arrived...
Multiple Illinois Jewel Osco Stores Receive Bomb Threats
MINOOKA, IL – Several Jewel Osco stores across Illinois were targeted with bomb threats on Wednesday, causing panic and prompting swift police action. The Minooka location, situated at 2051 Ridge Road, was among the four stores that received a threatening call around 10:19 p.m. last night. The store manager promptly notified the Minooka Police after an unidentified male caller claimed there was an 11″ pipe bomb hidden in one of the store aisles.
Heather Mack to plead guilty at mother’s murder hearing, attorney says
CHICAGO — Heather Mack plans to plead guilty to charges related to the murder of her mother in Bali, Mack’s attorney confirmed to WGN News Thursday. Mack has been awaiting trial for conspiring to murder her mother Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, of Oak Park. The hearing is set for June 15. The body of Wiese-Mack was […]
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