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  • Cicero landlord gets life in fire that killed 7

    A Cicero landlord has been sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of seven people during a Valentine's Day 2010 apartment fire that prosecutors say was set for insurance money. Cook County prosecutors say Judge Carol Kipperman sentenced 64-year-old Lawrence Myers on Tuesday. My FOX Chicago, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 10:04 AM
  • Computer Repair Leads to Child Porn Investigation

    A 47-year-old man faces child porn charges after he brought his computer to a repair technician, who found a pornographic video on the hard drive, according to Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Wednesday. Investigators then found more than 1,000 pornographic images, according to the sheriff., Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 12:04 AM
  • Park Ridge man charged with child porn possession

    A 47-year-old Park Ridge man has been charged after authorities said they found more than 1,000 images of child pornography in his possession. A Cook County grand jury had indicted him on 16 counts of aggravated possession of child pornography and nine counts of possesion of child pornography. Daily Herald, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:15 PM
  • Man killed, 5 other people wounded in Tuesday gun violence

    A man was killed and at least five other people were wounded--three of them critically--in shootings across Chicago on Tuesday. Tyrone Johnson, 30, was shot in the 3300 block of West Congress about 1:40 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. My FOX Chicago, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:48 AM
  • Des Plaines alderman questions mayora s appointees

    Des Plaines aldermen are delaying their confirmation vote on four of Mayor Matt Bogusz's appointments to city panels at least another three weeks. Fourth Ward Alderman Dick Sayad, one of Bogusz's harshest critics, asked the vote be delayed until the city council reconvenes in the new year, and once city attorneys examine the validity of information Sayad says he was provided about one of Bogusz's appointees. Daily Herald, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:54 AM
  • Streamwood man pleads guilty to baseball bat attack

    One of two men charged with beating an 18-year-old Hanover Park man and breaking his arm last August has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Daily Herald, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 07:11 PM
  • WGN Investigates Shenanigans in Country Club Hills a " again

    It doesn't seem to matter. Whatever the season, we keep getting drawn back to south suburban Country Club Hills because of the financial shenanigans of its mayor. WGN-TV Chicago, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 11:11 PM
  • Unions sue to stop Chicago pension overhaul

    Current and retired city workers and their labor unions have filed a lawsuit arguing a new law overhauling Chicago's pension systems is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court also asks a judge to stop the law from taking effect on Jan. 1. Legislation approved last year seeks to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded liability in two of pension systems by increasing contributions and cutting benefits. WBEZ-FM Chicago, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 03:17 PM
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