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6 charged in burglary ring targeting video gaming machines in Lake, McHenry and other counties

A crew of six have been charged after approximately $400,000 was stolen during burglaries targeting video gaming machines at businesses in Lake and McHenry counties and surrounding counties. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Thursday announced charges against Giulia Wuttke, Gino Wuttke and Alyssa Slouka alleging they broke into businesses around Illinois and stole from […]

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Illinois attorney general says survivors of Highland Park mass shooting have been contacted by scammers

The Illinois attorney general said that some survivors of the Highland Park mass shooting have been contacted by scammers. He also warned residents to be cautious about who they donate to. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Wednesday issued the warning urging vigilance following reports that survivors of the shooting have been contacted by potential […]

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Owners of Lake County, Chicagoland massage parlors charged with money laundering, promoting prostitution

The owners of numerous Chicagoland massage parlors, including ones in Lake County, have been arrested and charged with money laundering and promoting prostitution following an undercover investigation. Yang Yuan, 37, of Aurora; Jianwei Zou, 62, of Naperville; and Guilan Sun, 64, of Aurora, have each been charged with six counts of money laundering and three […]

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State attorney general urges families in Illinois to be on lookout for scams related to baby formula shortage

The state’s attorney general is urging residents in Illinois to be vigilant for scammers trying to exploit families who are struggling to find baby formula during the national shortage. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Friday that the baby formula shortage continues to impact families across Illinois. “On top of the stress of locating formula, […]

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Governor signs bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois

Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday signed a bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois and disrupt criminal enterprises. “This new law represents another important step to fight crime and advance public safety in Illinois,” Pritzker said. “This is how we protect store workers and customers, prevent militarized […]

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Lawmakers pass bill that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois

The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill Saturday that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime and disrupt criminal enterprises, the attorney general said. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said he initiated House Bill 1091 to address organized retail crime in partnership with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. The legislation closes gaps […]

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Highland Park accountant sentenced to periodic imprisonment for stealing over $300,000 from disabled man

A former Highland Park accountant was sentenced to probation and periodic imprisonment for stealing over $300,000 from a developmentally disabled client. Thomas Errico, 81, of Deerfield, was a partner at Anspach, Errico & Co. in Highland Park when he allegedly stole from clients who hired him to prepare and file their tax returns, according to […]