Monday, April 24, 2017

FBI: TCF Bank robber strikes again

A man who robbed a TCF Bank branch inside an Avondale neighborhood grocery  store Monday afternoon is suspected in three other similar holdups since last month, according to the FBI.

Monday's heist occurred about 3:30 p.m. at the TCF Bank branch inside Jewel grocery store at 3570 N. Elston Ave....

Aviation cop said 'minimal but necessary force' was used to remove United passenger

A Chicago aviation police officer said "minimal but necessary force" was employed to remove Dr. David Dao from a United Airlines flight after he reacted aggressively when asked to get off the plane, according to records released Monday by the city.

The incident reports provide additional detail...

Coroner: Man killed in Portage trafic stop shot in 'torso and head'

A 39-year-old Portage man killed near his home in an officer-involved shooting early Saturday, just hours after he was released from jail, suffered "multiple gunshot injuries to the torso and head," according to the Porter County Coroner's office.

William D. Spates had been released from the Porter...

Police: Student killed in track meet hammer throw was outside 'field of play'

Wheaton police said Monday they're trying to unravel a mystery in the death of Wheaton College student Ethan Roser: How was he struck by a hammer throw when he was standing in an area that should have been safe?

Roser, 19, was volunteering at a college track meet Saturday when he was hit in the...

Emotions flow at Chesterton homicide hearing

As a Hobart man was called before a judge in Porter County court Monday, there was a collective deep breath from the friends and family of a woman who was found dead in a SUV behind a Chesterton bar last week.

Christopher Mark Dillard, 50, had his first court hearing Monday after being charged...

Man who stabbed wife with screwdriver at hospital pleads guilty to murder

A man who fatally stabbed his wife with a screwdriver after locking her in a hospital bathroom pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Javier Bahena-Arellano admitted to the brutal attack on Francisca Quintero-Montoya, the mother of his three children,...

New leaders start at Chicago State University

Following years of financial, academic and management struggles, Chicago State University on Monday completed a leadership shift intended to turn around the troubled South Side school.

The university's new interim president and new chief administrative officer, to be paid a combined $440,000 during...