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Father of Highland Park parade shooter appears in court after being charged with helping son get gun permit

The father of the accused Highland Park parade shooter appeared in court Thursday after he was charged last month with “recklessly” helping his son obtain a gun permit. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, appeared in front of Lake County Judge George Strickland during Thursday’s status of preliminary hearing. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office […]

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State’s attorney’s office reviewing after Highland Park parade shooter prank-called news reporter from Lake County Jail

Sheriff’s officials confirmed that the Highland Park parade shooter recently prank-called a news reporter from the jail and said the matter has been referred to the state’s attorney’s office. Robert E. Crimo III, 22, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a […]

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Father of accused Highland Park parade shooter released on bond after being charged with helping son get gun permit

The father of the accused Highland Park parade shooter posted $5,000 cash and was released from jail Saturday after being charged with helping his son obtain a gun permit. The Highland Park Police Department arrested Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, on Friday. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed seven counts of reckless conduct […]

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Judge sets bond at $50K for father of accused Highland Park parade shooter charged with helping son get gun permit

A judge set bond at $50,000 for the father of accused Highland Park parade shooter who prosecutors say was criminally reckless when he helped his son obtain a gun permit despite red flags. The Highland Park Police Department arrested Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, on Friday. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed seven […]

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Father of Highland Park shooter in custody, state’s attorney says the man was ‘reckless’ for sponsoring son’s gun permit

The father of Robert Crimo III is in police custody after he was charged Thursday with multiple felonies for sponsoring his son’s gun permit before his son allegedly shot dozens, killing seven, in Highland Park. The Highland Park Police Department arrested Robert Crimo Jr. on Friday. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed seven counts […]

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Prosecutors file reckless conduct charges against father of Highland Park parade shooting suspect

Prosecutors have filed charges against the father of Robert E. Crimo III, the accused shooter who killed seven and wounded dozens in the Highland Park parade shooting. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed Friday they have charged Robert E. Crimo Jr. Crimo Jr. was charged with seven counts of reckless conduct causing great bodily […]

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‘We’re still in pain’: City officials create temporary memorial for 7 victims killed in Highland Park parade shooting

The City of Highland Park has created a temporary memorial remembering the seven victims killed in the Highland Park parade shooting while a permanent memorial is in the planning process. Highland Park Communications Manager Amanda Civitello said Friday evening that the temporary memorial opened at the Rose Garden adjacent to city hall at 1707 St. […]

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Highland Park parade shooter flashes peace symbol in court; attorneys say they are reviewing thousands of documents

Accused Highland Park parade shooter Robert Crimo III flashed a peace sign as he left his court hearing Tuesday where attorneys said they are reviewing thousands of documents in the case. Crimo, 22, of Highwood, is charged with 21 counts of first-degree murder — three counts for each victim. Crimo is additionally charged with 48 […]