| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Two Aurora teenagers have been arrested and charged with robbing a cab driver at gunpoint early Wednesday, according to police.
Aurora police say Liderries I. Thompson, 17, or the 100 block of N. Ohio St., and a 16-year old accomplice are accused of the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:15 PM
An executive of a Carol Stream company enlisted five other men to make separate trips to Nevada, Wisconsin and New Jersey to collect debts by intimidation and fear, federal authorities said Thursday.
A separate indictment charged one of those same men...
| Jun 23, 2013
When Gareng Deng pleaded guilty in 2009 to killing an Aurora counseling center worker, the Sudanese immigrant was sentenced to 35 years in prison, seemingly bringing an end to the yearslong legal saga.
But this month an appeals court vacated Deng's plea...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:46 PM
An exterminator walked out of a North Aurora customer's home with more than the satisfaction of a job well done, police said Wednesday.
Troy Placek, 37, of Aurora, was charged with felony theft for taking a one-carat diamond engagement ring March 30,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A Cary man has been charged with orchestrating a series of bank robberies in the suburbs over a 10 day period earlier this month, FBI officials said.
Evan L. Hall, 26, of the 100 block of River Drive, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:52 PM
A DuPage County judge this afternoon found two women not guilty of charges they committed forgery to help the son of one of the women fight accusations that he sexually abused young female gymnasts he coached in Aurora.
Judge Robert Kleeman said the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Authorities in west suburban Aurora are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of an SUV that hit and seriously injured a 13-year-old boy before fleeing the scene Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The boy was trying to cross Talma...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:55 AM
An Aurora man was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child, Kane County prosecutors said Thursday.
In a negotiated plea, Federico Lopez-Ortiz, 39, of the 100 block of North Kendall Street, admitted guilt to...
| May 29, 2013
| 11:01 AM
How can the person who caused a hit-run crash that killed a motorcyclist last year live with the guilt?
Aurora police posed that question today when again asking for the public's help in finding the driver who caused the May 11, 2012 crash that killed...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two banks were robbed this afternoon by repeat suspects, authorities said.
A bank in Wicker Park was robbed by a man who the FBI said is on a “spree,” hitting a fourth bank today, and another man who held up a bank in west suburban Lombard is...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reaffirmed its longstanding opposition to coerced and tortured confessions, upholding a lower court’s decision that said a confession obtained by police torture or other physical abuse must always be thrown...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Randy Travis was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication in Texas. Randy Travis' car was spotted parked in front of a church, and an officer checking it out found the country singer was allegedly slurring his words, smelled of...