If you drive just north of Cook County, you will find Lake County and Gurnee. According to news reports, a Chicago man was recently arrested there and charged for his alleged involvement in the theft of $50,000 worth of diamonds.
Just four miles north of Chicago’s northern border, Wilmette is often ranked as one of Illinois’s best places to live, partly because of its school system and partly because of its low crime rate. Three men recently arrested there on charges that include money laundering and continuing a financial crimes enterprise might well question whether law enforcement officials are wrongly blaming them for what others did.
If you drive about an hour north of downtown Chicago, you will arrive in McHenry County. A woman there was recently charged with felony theft and forgery for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from her suburban Gilberts employer.
Truck drivers trying to navigate Chicago’s streets safely have to watch carefully to avoid cars and pedestrians, but also have to be aware of the overpasses as well. When the driver of a Freightliner box truck clipped a McKinley Park overpass earlier this year, he was “feeling bad because I had gotten into a major accident and I didn’t know what to do.”
A significant change is coming to Illinois criminal justice on June 1. That’s when most young adults who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms will start to become eligible for a parole review after they have spent 10 years behind bars.
It is easy to make a common mistake: People read a news story about someone being arrested and immediately assume that the suspect is guilty.
One of the most prominent Chicago suburbs, Joliet sits southwest of the city. Law enforcement officials there recently arrested a 39-year-old contractor and charged him 12 felonies, including home repair fraud and theft.
The city’s struggling public school system recently received more bad news when it was revealed that a former Chicago Public Schools employee has been accused of stealing personal information on its 80,000 workers, volunteers and vendors. The former CPS contractor has been charged with felony white collar crimes said law enforcement officials.
North Chicago is best known as home to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, but the Lake County suburb has recently made headlines as its former police chief readies for trial on charges that he stole more than $200,000 in city funds for his personal use.
East Chicago’s name is at odds with its location. If you travel east of the city, you wind up in Lake Michigan. But if you go south of the city and then slightly east, you’ll find yourself in East Chicago.