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Trial delayed for accused Highland Park parade shooter following decision to no longer represent himself in case

A judge has delayed the trial, which was set to begin next month, for the accused Highland Park parade shooter after he recently requested the public defender be re-appointed. Robert E. Crimo III, 23, 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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Accused Highland Park parade shooter remains in maximum security unit following new jail rule violation

Jail officials have extended the accused Highland Park parade shooter’s time in the maximum security unit after he committed yet another rule violation in custody. Robert E. Crimo III, 23, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. He has been […]

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Accused Highland Park parade shooter who briefly represented himself requests public defender representation again

The accused Highland Park parade shooter, who discharged his public defenders and briefly represented himself, requested on Friday that a judge reappoint the public defender. Robert E. Crimo III, 23, of Highwood, faces 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. He has been […]

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Former DCFS worker seeks new trial after being convicted in ‘sham investigation’ leading up to AJ Freund’s murder

A former DCFS worker has requested a new trial, arguing he did not receive a fair trial, after he was found guilty of mishandling abuse investigations of AJ Freund before the Crystal Lake boy’s murder. Carlos J. Acosta, 57, of Woodstock, and Andrew R. Polovin, 51, of Island Lake, were both charged in September 2020 […]

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Real estate developer from Lake Forest convicted in connection with corrupt former Chicago alderman

A Lake Forest man, who is a real estate developer, was convicted of colluding with longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke in an effort to influence and reward him, federal prosecutors said. A federal jury convicted former Chicago Alderman Edward Burke on racketeering, bribery and extortion charges on Thursday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern […]

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Alleged Highland Park shooter put in maximum security unit of jail after threatening corrections officer

The accused Highland Park parade shooter, who is set to go on trial in February, has been placed in the maximum security unit of the jail after he threatened a corrections officer, sheriff’s officials said. 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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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 […]