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Man who fled to Poland in '95 convicted in Illinois crash

Sep. 07, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A man who fled to Poland in 1995 after being accused of a fatal drunken driving crash in Illinois has been convicted of reckless homicide. Marek Josko, 67, was sent back to the U.S. in 2020. He was convicted last week in Lake County after a...

Authorities ID pregnant woman found dead in Lake Michigan

Aug. 29, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Lake Michigan earlier this month, authorities said. Lake County authorities identified her as Yarianna Wheeler. Her body was recovered Aug. 15 after a fisherman saw it floating in the water three miles southeast...

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...