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Murder suspect dad: `If I can’t have them neither can you'

Jun. 15, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man charged in the drowning deaths of his three young children left a note for his estranged wife saying, “If I can’t have them neither can you,” prosecutors said Wednesday. The note was mentioned during a bond hearing for...

Chicago dad faces 3 murder charges in kids' drowning deaths

Jun. 14, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — A north suburban Chicago man has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the drowning deaths of his three young children, authorities said Tuesday. Jason E. Karels, 35, was arrested after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash...

Person in custody after 3 found dead in suburban Chicago

Jun. 13, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — An arrest has been made after three people were found dead inside a home in north suburban Chicago. Officers in Round Lake Beach were asked to perform a well-being check at the home when they found the bodies about 1:40 p.m. Monday, police said. ...

Police: 7,700 pounds of frozen pies lost after truck crash

Jun. 06, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — About 7,700 pounds (3,492 kilograms) of frozen pies have been damaged after a semitrailer hauling them rolled over southwest of Chicago. The truck was westbound on Interstate 80 near Joliet about 2:45 a.m. Monday when it entered the median and turned over on its...

Judge tosses statements defendant made in 1972 murder case

May. 26, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A judge has thrown out statements that a 77-year-old Minnesota man charged in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl nearly half a century ago made to police and to his wife. Will County Judge David Carlson on Wednesday granted two defense...