Police & Fire
The Cook County Sheriff has launched a Halloween initiative Wednesday.
An armed robbery was reported near Des Plaines Avenue CTA Blue Line station in Forest Park.
The Des Plaines Fire Department recently celebrated several promotions and gave a send-off to a retiree.
A serial bank robber nicknamed the 'Elmer Fudd Bandit' has struck again, according to the FBI.
DNA tests were conducted on the remains of a boy found at John Wayne Gacy’s residence in 1978, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Government, Police & Fire
A woman who claimed she was arrested without justification and held at the police station until she signed a consent form to search her residence has received a settlement check from the City of Des Plaines, Journal and Topics Newspapers reported.
Government, Police & Fire, Business
A roundup of the most-read stories from Oct. 21 to Oct. 27.
A look at weird crimes in our Patch region.
Verbal, physical harassing of off-duty Des Plaines police officer at abortion demonstration led to termination, Courthouse News Service reported.
Police charged two men, one from Evanston and one from Des Plaines, with drug and weapons-related offenses after executing a search warrant for narcotics in Evanston. Officers found a handgun, crack cocaine and marijuana.
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