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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

Accused 'Machete Man' Says All He Had on Him Was a Lighter: OMGPD

A woman locks up her dog in filth, a suspicious texter and a man with red fingernails this week in the annals of PatchChicago crime-n-shame.
Arlington Heights Woman Drowns After Saving Boy Distressed in Wisconsin Lake

Arlington Heights Woman Drowns After Saving Boy Distressed in Wisconsin Lake

An Arlington Heights mother died tragically and heroically Tuesday, after saving the life of a boy in Star Lake near Plum Lake, Wisconsin.
UPDATED: Elderly Arlington Heights Man Found in Southwest Suburb

UPDATED: Elderly Arlington Heights Man Found in Southwest Suburb

An 89-year-old Arlington Heights man who was listed as missing and endangered was located safe on Sunday in Lockport, the Daily Herald reports.

Palatine Police Blotter: Home Burglaries Reported; Man Charged With DUI

Palatine Police Department arrest reports for June 24 through June 29.
Gurnee Woman Shot, Killed at Kenosha Bar

Gurnee Woman Shot, Killed at Kenosha Bar

The shooting occurred in Kenosha, Wis., early Saturday morning.
Palatine Fire Department Provides Loaner Life Jackets for Children

Palatine Fire Department Provides Loaner Life Jackets for Children

The loaner life jacket program allows for families to check out children’s life jackets for a period of up to one week.