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College of DuPage's spending under investigation, sources say
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:28:16 -0700

DuPage County prosecutors have opened an investigation into spending at the College of DuPage following a series of controversies at the Glen Ellyn community college, including lavish drinking and dining by top administrators at a campus restaurant, the Tribune has learned.

'Maybe I got sleepy,' video shows trucker telling cops after fatal crash
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:25:32 -0700

A trucker admitted he was perhaps sleepy just before he drove into a state police car in 2014 and that he routinely altered his driving logbook in order to make more money, an investigator testified Wednesday at the trucker's trial in DuPage County.

'I woke up ... burning alive,' trooper testifies in trucker's crash trial
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:42:01 -0700

An Illinois State Police trooper testified Tuesday that he was burning alive after his squad car was struck and set aflame by a semi driver accused of violating road safety laws.

Lake County Employment Law Attorney Selected as Illinois Leading Lawyer
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:50:07 -0700

Lake County employment law attorney Ross J. Peters has again been selected to the Leading Lawyers Network. (PRWeb March 30, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/lake-county-law-firm/ross-peters/prweb12619789.htm

Naperville stabbing case likely the last for veteran DuPage prosecutor
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:44:03 -0700

Before jurors began their deliberations earlier this month in the high-profile murder trial of Daniel Olaska, one of the last voices they heard was that of DuPage County Assistant State's Attorney Bernie Murray.

DuPage state's attorney's office looks into College of DuPage spending: reports
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:44:33 -0700

Prosecutors at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office recently issued a pair of subpoenas for the the financial records of the embattled College of DuPage and its fundraising arm, according in media reports, which cited anonymous sources.

Trucker guilty of driving while impaired in fatal I-88 crash
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:21:59 -0700

A trucker was found guilty of fatigued driving and violating safety laws Thursday for the January 2014 crash in which a tollway worker was killed and a state trooper was badly injured.

Third conviction results in life sentence for Northlake man after robbery
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:42:36 -0700

A Northlake man who lured three victims into an armed robbery through a bogus ad for a motorcycle was sentenced Monday to life in prison, according to DuPage County prosecutors.

DuPage County Board member arrested on DUI charge
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:35:04 -0700

A DuPage County Board member was arrested on a drunk driving charge after police stopped him less than two blocks from his home in early March.

McHenry County represented on Bruce Rauner's government consolidation task force
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:16:47 -0700

A new task force meant to find ways to reduce Illinois’ almost 7,000 units of local government is not the first of its kind, but it very well could be the first commissioned by a governor who has made reducing that number a top priority.