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U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Update on Federal Prosecution, Ongoing Strategies To Combat Violent Crime in Chicago

CHICAGO — John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, today, Monday, November 29, 2021, provided an update on federal prosecutions and strategies to combat violent crime in Chicago and […]

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Zion Resident Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison, Convicted of Transporting Cocaine in Interstate Commerce

Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering SOUTH BEND – Andre Neal, 44 years old, of Zion, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to interstate travel in […]

Bombardier Challenger 600, not actual aircraft and color markings modified to avoid connection of seized aircraft identity to file photo identity (Original photo by Alain Rioux)
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Federal Law Enforcement in Chicago Seizes Private Plane and 100 Kilograms of Cocaine; Three Defendants Arrested

CHICAGO — Three individuals have been arrested on federal charges as part of an investigation that disrupted a suspected Mexico-to-Chicago drug pipeline and resulted in government seizures of a private plane and 100 kilograms of […]

Gun, money bill counter, and scale (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
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Four Defendants Charged With Federal Drug or Firearm Violations in Probe of Street Gang Activity in Lake County

CHICAGO — A joint federal and local criminal investigation in the far north suburbs of Chicago has resulted in federal drug or firearm charges against four individuals. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG) […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s SIG, ATF Successfully Dismantle Lake County Street Gang Operation, 10 Charged

Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg announced on Thursday, August 4, 2021, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG), a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funded task force, in conjunction with the […]

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First Federal Prosecutions Under ‘Operation Legend’ in Chicago: Three Suspects Charged in Federal Court With Illegally Possessing Guns or Ammunition

One Suspect Accused of Possessing a Machine Gun Federal authorities said the three face gun crimes charges under ‘Operation Legend’. All three suspects are in federal custody. CHICAGO — Three individuals have been charged with […]

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President Donald Trump Announces Immediate Federal Intervention in Chicago and Albuquerque to Confront Violence in American Cities

President Trump announced Wednesday that he is expanding the Justice Department’s “Operation Legend” program to Chicago and Albuquerque, days after threatening federal intervention to confront violence in American cities. President Donald Trump and Attorney General […]

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Arlington Heights Village Board Considers Ordinances to Ban or Regulate Retail Marijuana Dispensaries Prior to Legal Marijuana in Illinois Effective January 1, 2020

Tonight, the Village of Arlington Heights board will be considering ordinance drafts that could completely ban or limit marijuana sales within village limits. If the “complete ban” (Draft Ordinance A) does not move forward, “baby […]

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Arlington Heights Police Participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, April 28, 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Arlington Heights Police Department will coordinate efforts to remove potentially dangerous drugs from homes. The National Prescription Take-Back Initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender […]

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Rolling Meadows Police Participating in National Take-Back Initiative for Prescription Drugs, April 28, 2018

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 the Rolling Meadows Police Department will be participating once again in the National Take-Back initiative. On this date the Rolling Meadows Police Department will coordinate their efforts with other law […]

Maria Garza convicted manufacture and delivery of cocaine, the manufacture and delivery of heroin, trafficking methamphetamine
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Arlington Heights Woman Convicted of Running Drug Operation from Home and Buffalo Grove Pizza Place

Maria Garza, 43, was convicted Tuesday of the manufacture and delivery of cocaine, the manufacture and delivery of heroin, methamphetamine trafficking, and trafficking of a controlled substance, according to court records. Garza was held in […]