The Cardinal — has several crime categories or “columns” that can narrow your article browsing. Following are the location-related categories …

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24/7 Crime Alerts!
24/7 Crime Alerts! is the parent category to all of the following categories. All sub-categories below are published combined in the 24/7 Alerts! category with the latest news at the top of the column. The sub-categories below only include articles of their respective topics.

CRIME BLOG is the log of criminal activity in Arlington Heights and some incidents of immediate border suburb locations — concerns crime news and alerts. Local DUI arrests are also listed in the CRIME BLOG. The CRIME BLOG is a 24/7 sampling of criminal activity, and does not include all incidents.

CRIME BLOG B is the log of criminal activity in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Long Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and Wheeling. Currently CRIME BLOG B is not as thorough as the CRIME BLOG category covering Arlington Heights.

CRIME BLOG C is the log of criminal activity in Chicagoland beyond the suburbs of CRIME BLOG B.

Crimes Notebook is concerned with criminal activity of significance because of the interest, proximity and/or severity of the crime. These reports may be from anywhere in the world. The category also includes both CRIME BLOG B and CRIME BLOG C.