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Prosecutors say they will be ready for February trial after Highland Park parade shooter demands speedy trial

The state’s attorney said his office will be ready for trial after the accused Highland Park parade shooter, who is representing himself, demanded a February trial — a year earlier than expected. Robert E. Crimo III, 23, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated […]

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Highland Park Fourth of July parade shooter to represent himself, judge schedules trial date for February

The man accused of killing seven and shooting dozens at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade has discharged his attorneys and will be representing himself at his trial, which has been set for February. Robert E. Crimo III, 23, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 […]

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Woman files lawsuit after being wrongfully arrested, charged with fraud while trying to buy car at Highland Park dealership

A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against police and a dealership in Highland Park after she presented a legitimate $30,000 check to purchase a car but was instead wrongfully arrested for fraud. Sade Crockett, 36, of Chicago, went to the McGrath Kia, 250 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park, on March 10. Crockett test-drove […]

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Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run of Deerfield school board member released from custody after prosecutors fail to request her held

A judge released a woman who was charged with fatally striking a Deerfield school board member with her car and fleeing in Highland Park after prosecutors did not request her to be held. Melanie A. Hass, 37, of Mundelein, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash, a Class 1 felony. The Highland […]

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Illinois State Police tout revocation, denial of more than 4,000 FOID cards, claim it has averted ‘potential tragedies’

The Illinois State Police announced they have revoked over 4,000 Firearm Owners Identification cards this year from Clear and Present Danger reports, which they say has “averted tragedies.” The Illinois State Police (ISP) released data highlighting its Office of Firearms Safety reviews earlier this week. The office works to prevent potential firearm-related incidents by keeping […]

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Lawsuit filed against alleged driver in hit-and-run crash that killed Deerfield school board member in Highland Park

A lawsuit has been filed against the alleged hit-and-run driver who fatally ran over a Deerfield school board member while she was riding her bike in Highland Park. Maureen Wener, 49, of Deerfield, was riding her bicycle around 12:37 p.m. on June 2 near Deerfield Road and Piccadilly Road in Highland Park. Wener was struck […]

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‘Zero remorse’: Father of Highland Park parade shooter wears shirt saying ‘I’m A Political Pawn’ before arriving to jail

A judge threatened to hold the father of the Highland Park parade shooter in contempt after he showed up to court wearing a shirt that said “I’m A Political Pawn” before being taken to the jail to serve his sentence. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, arrived at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan Wednesday […]

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Multiple Lake County hospitals continue to receive ‘C’ grades after organization releases hospital safety ratings

A newly released report with safety grade ratings for hospitals in the country scored three out of five reviewed Lake County hospitals with a “C” grade, while others got an “A” grade. The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization, released its fall 2023 hospital safety grade results on Monday. The organization assigns a letter grade […]