CRIME & SAFETY
Suspected drunk driver kills Wauconda High School teacher in head-on Wheeling crash: police
A high school teacher was killed in a head-on collision Sunday morning in the north suburbs, and the driver who caused it is suspected of DUI, police said.
Suburban police continue search for teen who vanished while heading to holiday party
The family of Brissa Romero, a Carpentersville, Illinois teen who disappeared one week ago while on her way to a holiday party at a bowling alley in Vernon Hills, are asking those who live near the intersection where Romero was last seen to share security footage as their search for the 17-year-old continues.
Suspected Highland Park shooter expected in court Monday
CHICAGO (CBS)-- The man accused in the Highland Park parade shooting is due in court Monday. Robert Crimo III's murder trial date is expected to be scheduled during the hearing. He has been indicted on a total of 117 counts, including 21 counts of first-degree murder - three counts for each person who died - along with 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery - one for each surviving victim who was struck by a bullet, bullet fragment, or shrapnel, according to Lake County prosecutors. He's also charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.Monday's court hearing is set for 11 a.m. at the Lake County Courthouse.
Chicago Week in Review: Romeoville Family Murder Motive Revealed, New Illinois Laws, and Oakbrook Terrace Shooting
Unveiling a chilling connection in the Romeoville family murders, police reveal the killer was romantically involved with a victim. Meanwhile, new Illinois laws are set to take effect in 2024, and a deadly argument at an Oakbrook Terrace hotel leads to a fatal shooting. Stay updated with FOX 32 Chicago's Week in Review.
K9 Aston is all business at EPD
Evanston Police Officer Random Johnson is used to his partner, K9 Aston, getting most of the attention. Aston is a handsome black German Shepard dog born in 2017 in the Czech Republic. He joined the Evanston Police Department in 2019. He weighs about 90 pounds and seems to be all muscle. If you see Aston in Evanston, it means that he is working with Johnson. And if they are working, then Aston is all business.
Pair facing charges after drugs, $10K in cash found during Lake Forest crash
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - A suburban man and woman have been charged after police found drugs and over $10,000 in cash following a car crash Tuesday afternoon in Lake Forest. Lake Forest police responding to a crash with injuries around 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of Route 41 and Westleigh Road. Witnesses told police two people fled the crash on foot.
Weekly Safety Report: Fentanyl Ring and Human Trafficking Investigation Impact Lombard, Illinois
Two incidents occurred in Lombard, Illinois this week. In the first incident, a man pleaded guilty to running a fentanyl drug ring and attempting to support ISIS. He was caught in a sting operation after sending money to an informant, believing it would reach an ISIS fighter. The second incident involved a human trafficking investigation, resulting in the arrest of a Chicago man and the rescue of four women. The investigation was initiated based on a tip from a survivor of human trafficking.
Teen Missing, Last Seen in Vernon Hills
(Carpentersville, IL) A teen from Carpentersville is being sought, after going missing in Lake County. Police say Brissa Romero was last seen near the Vernon Hills Bowlero on Monday. She has been described as a 17-year-old, about 5 feet tall, 115 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in her gray 2008 Nissan Rogue with a license plate of CZ64618. Anyone with information is being encouraged to call Carpentersville Police.
Lake County Man Convicted of Attempted Murder in Bus Stabbing Incident
LAKE COUNTY, Ill. - Errol Shakes, 53, has been found guilty of attempted murder in a case involving a stabbing on a public transportation bus. The verdict came after a two-day bench trial, concluding a case that began with Shakes being charged on October 21.
Meet the team behind EPD’s Community Police Academy
Officers Enjoli Daley and Ted Schienbein work together in the Community Engagement and Outreach unit of the Evanston Police Department. Their specialty is community relations and includes producing the Community Police Academy, which just concluded its 55th class. (Disclosure: the author recently “graduated” as part of Class 55, which you can read about here. It is an eye-opening experience and highly recommended for anyone with a strong sense of civic engagement.)
Chicago Men Charged in Elmhurst Business Break-In Attempt; Police Chase Ensues
Elmhurst, IL – Two Chicago men face burglary charges following an alleged attempted break-in at a business on W. Diversey Avenue in Elmhurst. The incident occurred early on December 7, with Elmhurst Police responding to a burglar alarm. Steven Smith, 33, and Deevven Q. Harris, 28, allegedly attempted to enter the premises, triggering a police pursuit. Smith was apprehended near the scene, while Harris fled in a vehicle, leading to a chase involving tire deflation devices and assistance from state and local police. Harris faces additional charges related to the pursuit.
Ill. man accused of running over woman he met on dating app during argument
DES PLAINES, Ill. (TCD) -- A woman was sent to the hospital after a man she met on a dating app allegedly ran her over with his car because they got into an argument. According to a crime report by the Des Plaines Police Department, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 4:28 a.m., a patrolling officer heard a scream from a woman who was found knocking on a store's front door. The officer made contact with the woman, who said she had been struck by a car. The police report noted the woman's "clothes were wet and disheveled, showing signs of an incident occurring."
Elgin Police Officer on Leave Following Arrest: Local Updates from the Illinois Attorney General's Office
The Illinois Attorney General's Office has shared details about a police officer now on administrative leave due to an arrest. Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley said more action is likely after reviewing the criminal charges. She stressed that this officer's actions don't reflect the whole department, which is dedicated to integrity, accountability, and community service.
Holiday Relief for Local Residents: Itasca Police Temporarily Lifts Overnight Parking Restrictions
Overnight parking restrictions will not be enforced through the holidays! As a courtesy to residents and their overnight guests, overnight parking restrictions will not be enforced from Friday, December 22nd, until Tuesday, January 2nd. However, we ask residents to continue to observe no parking near fire hydrants or after 2" of snowfall.Visit here for more details.
Suburban mom accidentally strikes son with vehicle, killing him: KCSO
KANE COUNTY - An Elgin mother accidentally killed her adult son on Wednesday while repositioning a vehicle on the driveway, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office. Around 1 p.m., sheriff's deputies responded to a home in the 11N200 block of Romeo Drive in Plato Township for a crash involving a pedestrian.
Unresponsive Drug Overdose Victim at Suburban Studios Arlington Heights
Drug overdose at Suburban Studios on Arlington Heights Road near Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights. YouTube Tips ⓘ Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 5:39 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to a [...] SEE CARDINAL NEWS >
Local Lombard Police Deny Pre-Trial Release to Convicted Chicago Felon Facing Gun and Drug Charges
Denzel Guajardo-Ross, a 30-year-old convicted felon from Chicago, was denied pre-trial release by Judge Joshua Dieden. This decision was announced by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Tom Wirsing. Guajardo-Ross, living on the 1500 block of W. Morse Avenue, faces various gun and drug charges.
Cook County shooting leaves man dead; person of interest in custody: police
BROADVIEW, Ill. - A person of interest was taken into custody following a deadly shooting in suburban Broadview early Wednesday morning. Police say three individuals got into a fight in the alley by National Beverage located at 1401 West Roosevelt Road just before 1 a.m. One of the individuals pulled...
24-year-old shot by Illinois police was diabetic and called 911 for help, family says
An investigation into the use of lethal force is underway, police say.