Joe Majkowski (law enforcement booking photo)
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Former St. Viator Basketball Coach, Counselor Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Battery Charge; Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Charge Dropped

Joe Majkowski, a retired St. Viator High School basketball coach and counselor pleaded guilty Wednesday, April 20, 2022 to a misdemeanor battery charge following allegations he groped a female student at St. Viator in his […]

Carmine Palella, intimidation suspect (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff's Office)
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Intimidation Charge, No Bond After Arlington Heights Resident Threatens Employees of Rolling Meadows Cleaning Company

Carmine Palella, 59, of Arlington Heights is charged with intimidation and held in Cook County jail after threatening to kill employees of a cleaning business in Rolling Meadows. Cook County prosecutors state that Palella began […]

Deonta Hoard, suspect in gun and drug charges (SOURCE: Palatine Police Department)
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Palatine Police Discover Suspicious Vehicle in Business Lot; Investigation Leads to Felony Drug, Gun Charges

Recent police work in Palatine discovered a suspect unlawfully possessing a gun and illegal drugs in a Palatine business parking lot along Rand Road just northwest of Dundee Road. Palatine police officers discovered a suspicious […]

Schaumburg police keeping scene secure on Sturnbridge Lane following a stabbing death.
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Schaumburg Police Arrest 17 Year-Old Suspect from September Fatal Stabbing on Sturnbridge Lane

Schaumburg Police Department announced Monday, November 15, 2021 that at approximately 3:10 p.m., Schaumburg Police Detectives arrested a 17-year-old male suspect involved in the September 28, 2021, fatal stabbing of Manuel Porties on the 600 […]

Antonio Woods, Armed Habitual Criminal -- Class X Felony suspect (SOURCE: Cook County Sheriff's Office)
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Arlington Heights Police Working Patrol Capture Felon with a Gun in “High Crime” Area, Arlington Hts Rd and Algonquin Rd

Arlington Heights report they arrested Antonio Woods, age 37, about 4:01 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2021 at the Shell gas station, 3 West Algonquin Road. Police on patrol initiated their own investigation when they saw […]

63rd Street and Martin Luther King Drive Google Street View (Image capture June 2019 ©2021)
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Five Alleged Street Gang Members Charged With Federal Racketeering Offenses Including Murder of Chicago Rapper “FBG Duck”

Charges in the murder of Chicago rapper FBG duck have been filed against 5 alleged members of the O-Block gang (ABC 7 Chicago I-TEAM INVESTIGATES Chuck Goudie). YouTube Tips ⓘ CHICAGO — A federal indictment […]

Erica Gibson (SOURCE: Family photo/Legal Help Firm Twitter.com/lhfirm)
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Family of Dead Shooting Victim Erica Gibson Call Out Earlier TikTok Video That Shows Girl with Long Gun Who “Accidentally” Killed Her in Hazel Crest

So far Hazel Crest police say no charges will be filed against the 14-year-old girl who “accidentally” shot and killed 12-year-old Erica Gibson in Hazel Crest Saturday night May 8, 2021 (CBS 2’s Jermont Terry […]

Deborah Jane Martin, Derbyshire Lane First Degree Murder suspect Arlington Heights
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Assistant State’s Attorney Describes Arlington Heights Derbyshire Lane Homicide Case at Bond Hearing for Deborah Jane Martin

Neighbors Describe Kind, Helpful Parents In a bond hearing early afternoon on Monday June 10, 2019, — two days after the violent deaths of her parents were discovered in their house shortly after 12:32 a.m. […]

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U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, Jesse Jackson, Southside Activist Ja’Mal Green Stand United with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Opposing Chicago FOP

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, along with Rev. Jesse Jackson and other supporters, addressed the media at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. On Saturday April 6, 2019 at a Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Cook County State’s […]

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All Three Cook County Suburban Chief of Police Associations Stand with Chicago FOP in Voting ‘No Confidence’ in Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

The abrupt end of the Jussie Smollett prosecution was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for a group of suburban police chiefs set to gather Thursday afternoon with members of the Chicago Fraternal Order […]

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Federal Agents, Including Police from Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Part of National Sex Trafficking Raids in October

As part of Operation Cross Country XI, FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers and Victim Specialist Anne Darr describe the primary role of the FBI’s national multi-agency initiative—to recover children who are being […]

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“Operation Whoville” State’s Attorney Partners with Law Enforcement Officers; Announce Multiple Arrests In Holiday Investigation Targeting Widespread Retail Theft

Apple iPads recovered during “Operation Whoville” in Chicagoland. More than 100 individuals have been arrested and charged following a month-long holiday undercover investigation that targeted organized retail theft rings, whose members are stealing hundreds of […]