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Eleanore Dispensa moved her family from Chicago to Orland Park about 50 years ago because she thought it would be a nice place to raise her six kids. "It was a good place to grow up," she said, adding that an affordable house on a half-acre lot made...
The following items were taken from Glenview and Northbrook police records. Glenview • On Feb. 12 a 28-year-old Wilmette man was arrested in the 1500 block of East Lake Avenue and charged with assault and criminal trespass to property. •...
Tags: Macy's, Evanston, Theft, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Crimes
Special to the TribuneHanin Goma, the Skokie woman charged with driving under the influence of drugs in a May accident that killed a 9-year-old boy, appeared in court today and handed a judge a letter expressing her feelings about the crash. The letter was not read aloud...
Tags: Justice System, Trials, Murder, Lawyers, Punishment
The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds. Last week, the film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not...
"I really do believe these people would have gotten away with murdering me if it would not have been for what you guys did — for being there in the beginning and getting this whole thing on tape so the rest of the world sees what's happening." That'...
A Rogers Park man found outside in Skokie Saturday died of cold exposure, authorities said. An autopsy Monday determined Luis M. Escalante, 53, died of cold exposure and his death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...
Tags: Rogers Park, Accidental Death
As detectives interrogated Hyungseok Koh the day his son was found stabbed to death, a Korean-American police officer listened in and occasionally interpreted between police and the man they increasingly suspected of murder. In his tentative English,...
Special to the TribuneThe former director of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County pleaded guilty this morning to stealing more than $800,000 from the agency and was sentenced to 7 years in prison and 3 years probation. Christopher Brooke Beal, 49, said in court he...
Tags: Justice System, Lawyers, Theft, Trials, Punishment
Operation Warm is raising money and collecting warm clothes for the kids at Tilton Elementary School. Most of the students come to school each day freezing, and 50 of them are homeless. Send donations to: Friends of Tilton Elementary School, c/o First...
Tags: Elementary Schools, Schools
Special to the TribunePaul Koh, found stabbed multiple times in his family’s Northbrook home, was either murdered by his father or took his own life. Those were the two starkly contrasting scenarios painted by prosecutors and by Hyungseok Koh’s team of defense...
Tags: Northbrook, Justice System, Lawyers, Trials, Suicide
Special to the TribuneCook County Assistant Public Defender Henry Hams found himself in an unlikely position today as his own criminal trial started. He’s charged with assaulting an assistant Cook County state’s attorney two years ago at the Criminal Courts...
Tags: Justice System, Criminals, Trials, Lawyers, Politics
A 24-year-old woman died this morning after apparently jumping into the North Shore Channel near Main Street on the border between Evanston and Skokie, according to the Evanston Fire Department. Emergency crews from both Evanston and Skokie were...
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