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Former suburban deputy police chief pleads guilty to theft

Aug. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A former suburban Chicago deputy police chief has pleaded guilty to theft for falsifying records to obtain money for work he did not perform, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Under a plea agreement, Patrick Zimmerman, 51, will pay $4,365.29 in...

Severe storms leave outages, tree damage in Chicago area

Jul. 29, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Severe thunderstorms swept through the Chicago area and northern Illinois early Thursday with high winds that left thousands of homes and businesses without power. The National Weather Service said several areas recorded wind gusts in excess of 60 mph...