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February 29th, 2016

Lake County Man Charged with Drug DUI Crashes into Police Car

There’s bad luck – and then there’s really bad luck. The majority of drunk driving arrests in Chicago and surrounding cities involve a driver who gets pulled over due to erratic or unsafe driving like improper lane usage.  Many times, the police are dispatched to the scene as a result of a car crash. A...

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February 23rd, 2016

Deerfield Teacher Charged with Battery to Student

In Illinois, a battery involves a touching of another person, although not every touching constitutes a battery. For instance, shaking another person's hand is not a battery. The touching must either be proven to be harmful or offensive. Obvious examples of a harmful touching include causing pain to another, breaking the bone of another, hitting...

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February 18th, 2016

Aurora Alderman Arrested for Retail Theft

A suburb of Chicago, Aurora spans the counties of Kane, DuPage, Kendall, and Will. Just this week, an elected alderman from Aurora was arrested for the second time on retail theft of merchandise from the same Meijer store location. According to Aurora police, the alderman paid for several items in her shopping cart, but left...

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February 10th, 2016

Star Wars Outburst Awakens the Orland Park Police Force

A Chicago suburban school teacher was arrested recently at an Orland Park movie theater for resisting police, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct. The Homewood-Flossmoor High School math teacher had been attending a sold-out screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with another person who identified himself as a dean at the high school.

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January 24th, 2016

Lake County Man Arrested After Fingerprints Reveal True Identity

Hundreds of times a day, police all around the state of Illinois detain arrestees for criminal and traffic cases ranging from speeding tickets to DUI to retail theft offenses. It's obviously important for police to determine with certainty whom they have in custody. Sometimes, the arrestee will give another person’s name, birth date, and personal...

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January 22nd, 2016

Threat to Execute Chicago Students and Police Leads to Arrest

The fatal Chicago Police shooting of Laquan McDonald made national headlines after he was shot 16 times while walking down the street with a knife. When police squad car video and audio was released, public outrage reached a boiling point in Chicago. Some took to the streets to protest, but for the most part, the...

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January 18th, 2016

Prisoner Dies in Chicago Police Custody

Only hours after it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice was initiating a sweeping examination of police practices in Chicago, video was released showing a prisoner being tased while in police lock-up and then dragged from his cell. The 38 year old man later died from an adverse reaction to an antipsychotic drug...

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Written by Mitchell S. Sexner Last Updated : October 22, 2019