Police & Fire
The latest on local crime and public safety.
Swatting a YouTube celeb, communion juice thievery and a punch-drunk flirter this week in the annals of Chicagoland crime-n-shame.
Homeless man steals a Corvette, a mama protects her jailbird son and the peek-from-behind-the-curtain crew this week in crime-n-shame.
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Evanston police executed a search warrant on Hull St. and arrested the man with nearly 50 grams of marijuana and the weapon, police said.
Sheriff will focus on seat belt violators through Labor Day, Sept. 1.
Tiny jail towels, iPad thief smiles, cigarette ripoff and a hard-to-swallow milk shake in the latest annals of Patch Chicago crime-n-shame.
The Skokie Police Explorers, Post 300, host their annual car wash fundraiser on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.
The victim, who was from Chicago, was shot on McCormick Boulevard just before 10 a.m.
The shooting occurred just before 10 a.m. at McCormick and Oakton in Skokie.
Police say the man had a loaded handgun and mask that he used to try to rob an Emerson Street shop.
The man had someone take his picture while making the sign in front of the Skokie museum.
An Evanston man was arrested after the incident in Skokie on robbery and drug charges.
Homes and vehicles have been hit in a number of nearby communities. Here's how to keep yourself safe.
The 24-year-old Skokie man was arrested in Highland Park after the person he was communicating with online turned out to be a police investigator and not a teenage girl, police said.
A Skokie gas station and Lincolnwood Dunkin Donuts were among the businesses robbed at gunpoint.
Every Monday Patch highlights one of Cook County’s most wanted fugitives.
The driver caused at least three crashes, police say, one of which seriously injured a biker.
The man refused to cooperate with police in their investigation and police are asking the public for help.