Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Shots fired during cemetery service for slain Palos Heights man; 2 in custody, police say

Evergreen Park police said Wednesday that charges were pending against two men after shots were fired during the graveside service for a Palos Heights man who was slain on Monday.

Police responded just before 3 p.m. Wednesday to Evergreen Cemetery, 3401 W. 87th St., to a report of shots fired and...

Another ex-student files suit claiming former Evanston drama teacher molested him

Another former student from Evanston Township High School student has accused a now-retired theater director of molesting him in the 1980s.

Daniel Romain, who attended the school from 1981 to 1985, filed suit Tuesday against former drama director Bruce Siewerth.

Romain’s suit is in addition to...

Man shot on West Side

A shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood Wednesday evening left one man hospitalized.

Around 5:35 p.m. someone shot the victim, a 30-year-old man, in the arm, police said.

He went to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in good condition, police said.

No arrests have been made and Area Central...

Chicago Park District seeks to raise property taxes as part of $462 million budget

The Chicago Park District is proposing a property tax increase to help pay for an expansion of recreation programs as part of its proposed $462.3 million budget, released online late Wednesday, the afternoon before Thanksgiving.

The Park District’s budget includes a tax increase amounting to an...

Sentencing pushed back for Aurora shop owner who sold synthetic marijuana to teen before fatal crash

An Aurora shop owner who sold a teen synthetic marijuana hours before his death now won't be sentenced until the new year.

Cigar Box owner Ruby Mohsin and employee Mohammad Khan both pleaded guilty in February agreements to conspiracy to distribute the synthetic drug, which Aurora college student...

Lake Central teacher removed from school, police say

A Lake Central High School teacher was being held Wednesday afternoon by the St. John Police, according to a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

St. John Police Chief James Kveton was not immediately available for comment.

"Earlier today, Lake Central administration was made aware...

Ranking female operative in Mexican drug cartel appears in Chicago court

One of the highest ranking female operatives under infamous Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, just extradited from Mexico, appeared in a Chicago courtroom Wednesday to face sweeping conspiracy charges alleging she coordinated the distribution of thousands of pounds of narcotics in...