A 40-year-old Belvidere man was ordered held on $225,000 bail Friday after authorities say he sexually assaulted a teenage acquaintance to whom he had offered ride home from the Elgin body shop he owns. Marco Fernandez, of the 400 block of Casswell, was charged with criminal sexual assault, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Daily Herald, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 08:40 PM
Illinois spends as much as $25 million a year to keep inmates in prison because they can't find suitable places to live that meet the terms of their parole. Nearly 1,250 inmates are held beyond their release dates each year, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The Daily Gazette, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 04:34 PM
A Streamwood man with a lengthy criminal record was ordered held on $1 million bail Monday on charges that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl. Juan Torres, 44, a convicted sex offender from the 700 block of Russet Lane, did not appear in court during the hearing before Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo because he had been hospitalized after an asthma attack, prosecutors said.
Daily Herald, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 06:31 PM
A north suburban man was among three people killed and 23 others wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend. Arturo Olivera, 24, of the 800 block of Thornwood Lane in Glenview, was fatally shot in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Chicago Tribune, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 10:29 AM
Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 7:25 p.m. in the 14300 block of South Dearborn Street found 14-year-old Rashad Oliver lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Oliver, of the 0-100 block of East 144th Street in Riverdale, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiners' office.
Chicago Sun-Times, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:03 PM
Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration had prepared lists of businesses that were to receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses before he left office this month. Quinn did not act on the licenses, leaving them to his successor, Gov. Bruce Rauner.
WIFR, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 02:43 PM
Irene Brisco filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, which does business as Rivers Casino . According to the complaint, Brisco was visiting Rivers Casino at 3000 S. River Road in Des Plaines on March 4, 2013, when she fell over a protruding supportive base for a gaming machine.
Patch.com, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 12:01 PM
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KNUS-AM Aurora, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 11:23 AM