Sgt. KenThurman, Aurora Police Department (SOURCE: Aurora Police Department)
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Second Police Officer from Aurora, Illinois Dies of Complications from COVID-19 within 8 Days of Death of First Officer

Aurora Police Department announced today, January 20, 2022, that Sergeant Ken Thurman passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the age of 51. He died from complications of COVID-19 while serving the Aurora community. Ken […]

Stephan Filipiak, convicted of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a victim under 13 years-old (SOURCE: DuPage County State's Attorney)

Addison Resident Sentenced to Natural Life Without Parole for Predatory Sexual Assault of Two Female Minors

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, that Stephan Filipiak, age 58, formerly of Addison, has been sentenced to natural life without the possibility of parole in the Illinois Department […]

Wilbur J. Maltby, suspected of possession and manufacture of child pornography (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives Conclude Investigation of Suspect Allegedly Recording Unsuspecting Nude People, Including Children

Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives concluded a child pornography investigation, which led to a Lake County Grand Jury Indictment of 15 felony counts. In August of 2021, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies met a victim who had […]

Suspect #1 Green Oaks aggravated vehicular hijacking, November 27, 2021 (SOURCE: Waukegan Police Officer Brian Maschek / Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Releases Suspect Renderings in Attempt to Identify Carjacking Suspects in Green Oaks in November 2021

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in attempting to identify either of two depicted in these renderings. The victim described the first male suspecte as being African American, with a […]


Administrative Assistant at Orthopedics Practice in Westmont Sentenced to 1 Year in Federal Prison for Fraudulently Writing Opioid Prescriptions

CHICAGO — An administrative assistant at a suburban Chicago medical practice has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for fraudulently writing opioid prescriptions to an acquaintance. Amanda Biesiada worked as an administrative assistant […]

Deonte L. Johnson, suspect unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, weapons charges suspect (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Lake County Special Investigations Group Arrests Suspected Drug Trafficker in Waukegan

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group concluded a month-long investigation into a man suspected of trafficking drugs in Lake County. The investigation concluded with Special Investigations Group Detectives conducting a search warrant at […]

Damari Perry homicide investigation (North Chicago Police Department)

Injury Information Released from Post-Mortem Examination of Murder Victim Perry Damari, Age 6

A postmortem examination of Perry Damari’s body conducted Monday, January 10, 2022 found an extremely cold body core temperature and partially frozen internal organs, according to a Lake County (Indiana) coroner’s office news release. The […]


Federal Indictment Charges Chicago Attorney With Insider Trading of Education Technology Company

CHICAGO — A Chicago attorney used insider information obtained from a friend to purchase shares of an education-technology company before it publicly announced strong quarterly earnings, according to an indictment returned in federal court. The […]